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Straus Institute Global Partnerships

Pepperdine University's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution has partnered with several domestic and international organizations to provide unparalleled access to our dispute resolution programs.  Working professionals looking to balance their busy career with an academic education have the following options available:


Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department University Partnership

Los Angeles County

The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law has partnered with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department University (LASDU), a consortium of universities whose mission is to provide LASDU students with accessible, multi-varied learning programs that will enhance personal and professional growth; promote a lifelong commitment to learning; and enable all Department employees to better serve their community.  

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The Pepperdine-Heidelberg Collaborative

Heidelberg, Germany

Pepperdine University has partnered with Heidelberg Law School in Germany to allow students to take up to 8 credit points at Heidelberg University Law School and earn an LLM from Pepperdine with only one semester of residence in Malibu, California.  Proficiency in German is required.  

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English Center Partner Programs

Southern California

Pepperdine University School of Law has partnered with two California schools to provide international students access to academic programs without taking the TOEFL or IELTS exam.  Applicants can apply to Pepperdine and the English Language Centers at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and UC Irvine at the same time, but will not be able to start their coursework at Pepperdine until they are able to pass the designated advanced level in their respective English program.  Students that demonstrate English proficiency through the completion of the advanced level do not need to take the TOEFL or IELTS Exam. 
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