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Registration and Fees

Summer Program at the Straus Institute

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Visiting Law Students

Degree-seeking students currently enrolled in another ABA-accredited law school should complete the registration form and return it with their statement of desire to study at Pepperdine, letters reflecting their status as students in good standing, their dean's permission to attend, and the $15 application fee and $300 tuition deposit.

Pepperdine Law, LLM, MDR, or Certificate Students

Pepperdine law students and individuals admitted to the Straus Institute's LLM, MDR, or Certificate programs should register for the classes through the normal registration process on WaveNet.

Other Applicants

Persons not currently enrolled in the law school may apply for admission to the LLM, MDR, or Certificate programs. To audit a course, please submit the registration form, a brief statement describing your desire to take the course and a resume including your academic background. Please also include two separate checks for the $15 application fee and $300 deposit.

For consideration of admission to the program, all applications, letters of reference, official transcripts, and application fees must be received by February 15 for the summer term. Call (310) 506-4655 or email dracademics@pepperdine.edu for details.


Tuition for each 2-unit summer course is $3,840. A $15 application fee and a $300 nonrefundable tuition deposit must accompany all applications for students not currently enrolled at Pepperdine. Two checks should be made payable to Pepperdine University (one for the application fee and one for the tuition deposit). The balance of tuition is due on the first day of class. A 15-day notice will be provided if any course is cancelled.

Application Submission Information

Summer Application Form

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

Pepperdine University School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Phone: (310) 506-4655
Fax: (310) 506-4437

E-mail: dracademics@pepperdine.edu