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Join Our Community

Beyond academic excellence and a beautiful campus, what most people recognize about us is our community. Our spiritual foundation, highly accessible faculty, and over 30 student-led organizations give students the opportunity to explore varied interests and supplement their classroom experience while in law school and contribute to the unique experience that is Pepperdine Caruso Law.


Living Here

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Our Malibu campus enhances academic study with beautiful surroundings and daily access to your peers and mentors. Our proximity to Los Angeles means access to an international hub for careers and culture.


Mentoring and Professional Relationships

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At the law school, we help you clarify your goals and stay focused on your learning with the help of supportive relationships.

Our Parris Institute for Professional Formation is exclusively dedicated to guiding our first-years in this manner, but that's only the first of many mentoring opportunities in your academic career.

Alumni and Careers

Our Office of Alumni Relations helps our graduates stay connected with one another and with opportunities to expand their careers and skills.

The Pepperdine Caruso Law Career Development Office (CDO) provides specialized support and resources to assist current students and alumni with their professional development goals and job search efforts.


Beyond the Classroom

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Advocacy Programs

Pepperdine Caruso School of Law fields outstanding teams each year to compete against law schools from across the nation in Interschool Trial and Appellate Advocacy Competitions.

Student Organizations at the Caruso School of Law Launch Week event

Student Organizations

Student organizations are primarily student run, and events are as varied as social gatherings, guest speakers, fundraising drives, and service opportunities.

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Student Journals

Pepperdine Caruso Law has four faculty-mentored, student-run scholarly publications.


Spiritual Life

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We find that our founding Christian principles are easily incorporated into all aspects of daily and academic life. This is accomplished in a subtle-but-supportive way so that faith, service, and ethical practice are all opportunities for betterment.

Student Services

Our graduates consistently agree that no law school in the country has a more supportive, encouraging, and collegial community than Pepperdine Caruso Law. We help students in their current studies as well as their future plans. Learn about the services we've set up at the Caruso School of Law to help you stay on track and improve your overall academic experience.

Harnish Law Library

Law Library

Jerene Appleby Harnish Library provides exclusive access to its legal materials and resources to law students. As part of the Pepperdine community, law students may also use the Payson Library.

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University Athletics

Pepperdine University's Division 1 athletic program provides an opportunity for students to gather, connect, and contribute to a university-wide community.

More about Athletics

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Pepperdine's on-campus intramural offerings include football, basketball, volleyball, and more. These activities help students balance work, health, and the art of team spirit in our inspiring Malibu setting.

More about Intramurals

Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

Center for Fine Arts

Our Malibu campus houses the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, comprising three theaters and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, where students expand their point of view in culturally enriching and sometimes unexpected ways.

More about the Center for Fine Arts

Pepperdine Bookstore

In addition to our on-campus bookstore, we also have a Pepperdine online bookstore where you can purchase textbooks, course materials, office and school supplies, as well as Pepperdine-themed apparel and accessories.