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Launch Week

Dean Caron talking to a table of students at Launch Week in the atrium

Launch Week is designed to be a cutting edge head start to success in law school and life. Packed with leadership training, professionalism training, and legal analysis training, Launch Week is a breath of fresh air and a great way to start your first year. There is a strong emphasis during Launch Week on building important relationships and developing community and a family culture. You will be given every opportunity to get to the faculty, upper division students, as well as your classmates, and law school leadership during these fast-paced five days. Pepperdine Caruso Law prides itself on the availability and investment of its faculty and leadership.

"Launch Week is more than an orientation: it is a foundation to the professionalism and academic rigor necessary for a successful legal career."

Chalak Richards

Parris Institute for Professional Excellence

Launch Week helps set the tone for the study of law at Pepperdine, where students are encouraged to explore who they are as leaders in addition to what they learn in the classroom. As part of the Introduction to Professionalism Course at Parris Institute, Launch Week is the first step in the professional development and future success of our first-year law students.

In addition to substantial academic preparation, Launch Week is a blast. It is packed with music, amazing food, competitions, and a barbeque overlooking the ocean. By the end of Launch Week, you will feel connected, at home, and excited about your choice to learn to become an excellent lawyer at Pepperdine.