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At the Nexus of Law, Religion, and Ethics

The Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics explores the intersection of these three key components in the realm of legal practice. Through interdisciplinary seminars, conferences, and symposia, students and faculty explore values and sharpen skills.


The Nootbaar Institute regularly hosts a conference on an important and thought provoking topic. Addressing a wide range of issues such as religious freedom, human rights, and diversity, the Institute seeks to bring top scholars, lawyers, students, and the community together to ultimately have a positive impact on society.

2017 Conference 

2017 Conference

2017 Nootbaar Institute Conference

March 9 - 10, 2017 | Malibu, CA

In his book, American Lawyers and Their Communities, Tom Shaffer envisions a downtown street. On one side of the street is a house of worship; on the other is a courthouse.... Read more about the 2017 conference

Past Conferences

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Global Justice Program

Global Justice Program at Pepperdine School of Law

The Global Justice Program touches all corners of the globe through its initiatives:

  1. International human rights and religious freedom
  2. Advancement of the rule of law
  3. Global development

Through these initiatives, students and faculty collaborate to seek justice and create a lasting impact in some of the world's most vulnerable places. 

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Nootbaar On Campus

Faculty at Nootbaar Institute at Pepperdine School of Law

Our Faculty

Meet the experts who help guide discussion and further the institute's founding vision.


Areas of Study at Nootbaar Institute - Pepperdine School of Law

Areas of Study

Explore the topics and coursework covered by the Nootbaar Institute.


Contact Information

General Information

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Mailing Address

Nootbaar Institute
Pepperdine University School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, California 90263

Phone Numbers

Office: (310) 506-6978
Fax: (310) 506-4108