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Straus Institute Webinars

Learn more about Peppedine's programs from the convenience of your home or office.  Register to attend a scheduled webinar to learn more about programs available, the application process, tips for applying, financial aid and scholarships available and directly talk with an admissions representative.


Pepperdine is scheduled to host the following sessions:

Master of Laws (LLM) Programs and LLM Full Tuition Scholarships
Friday, January 27 at 9:00 am PST

Learn about Pepperdine's seven Master of Laws (LLM) programs, application requirements and scholarship options.  An overview of each of the LLM programs will be covered to help applicants decide on the best match.  This includes Pepperdine's dispute resolution, United States law, and entertainment, media and sports law programs. Pepperdine has partnered with two dispute resolution organizations to provide three full-tuition scholarships for three LLM candidates.  Details on the scholarship programs and application process will be covered.  Hear from alum, Mohamed Sweify (LLM, 2015) and JAMS Scholarship Recipient regarding his experience at Pepperdine and applying for the JAMS Scholarship.  The LLM is an advanced degree of law, so this session will be geared towards lawyers, judges and law graduates looking for an advanced law degree.


Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR) Program and Partial Scholarships
Friday, February 3 at 12:00 pm PST

Learn about Pepperdine's Master of Dispute Resolution; designed for professionals in the field this program is available on a part-time or full-time basis with courses available in Malibu and West Los Angeles.  Participants will learn about the programs requirements, scheduling options, tips for submitting a strong application, and scholarship options.  The MDR program is designed for professionals in non-law fields (business, human resources, counseling, etc) and will require the minimum of a bachelor's degree to apply. 


Academic Programs for Visiting Law Students
Friday, February 10 at 12:00 pm PST

Learn about Pepperdine's Visiting Student options for the dispute resolution Summer,Winter Intensive and available joint degree programs.  Students currently enrolled in a JD program in the United States has the option to enroll in summer or winter intensive courses as a visiting student and transfer the units back to their home school.  JD Students can also apply to the Certificate or Master of Dispute Resolution to receive an additional dispute resolution credential while completing their JD program at another school, and in many instances in the same three years.  In select cases, international students have been able to participate in this manner with the law or graduate level education, but it will be up to their home program to approve participation. This session will be geared towards currently enrolled JD or international law students, looking at enrolling at Pepperdine for visiting student units, or a dual degree.


Program Options for Attorneys and Judges
Friday, February 17 at 12:00 pm PSTRegister

This program is designed for practicing attorneys, judges and law graduates looking to gain training in dispute resolution and will go over both academic and professional training opportunities available.  This will include the LLM or Certificate program, and short term training options like the Professional Skills Program, Mediating the Litigated CaseWomen's Negotiation Academy or Strategic Negotiation.  With many program options available for professionals looking to enter the dispute resolution profession, this  session will be geared towards attorneys, judges and law graduates looking at entering the dispute resolution field.