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Clinical Education Program

Clinical program students

The Pepperdine Clinical Education Program provides students with opportunities to practice law, work with clients, learn from expert practitioners, observe the work of lawyers and courts, grow as professionals, and seek justice in our communities. Students may choose from clinics and diverse externships and practicums. 

Read our annual update about the incredible work our students are doing through their clinics!

How the Program Works

Our students gain perspective and skills that transfer to every aspect of their future careers. This is accomplished through:


Students practice law under the supervision of law professors with real clients in high stakes environments.

JD Externships

Students work with practitioners and judges in hundreds of field placements throughout southern California, the nation, and the world.

MDR and LLM Externships

LLM Degree and Master's Degree students gain a realistic perspective on conflict and its effect and resolution in society.


Students gain intensive experience in specialized field placements with our partners under expert guidance.