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Academic Services

Academic Advising

As graduate students, Pepperdine Law students no longer have an assigned faculty advisor. Instead, each student is responsible for consulting the Academic Policy and Academic Catalog in preparing a course of study to fulfill graduation requirements. Faculty and administrators are available to answer questions and provide guidance. In addition, during Academic Advising Week in the spring semester, an academic advising booklet called "The Orange Book" is distributed to 1L students to assist in the planning process. The Orange Book is simply an aid that serves as an introduction to degree requirements – the Academic Policy is the governing document.



Academic Success Program

The Academic Success Program (ASP) has two objectives: (1) to provide direct, skills-focused academic support for students desiring additional help; and (2) to provide resources for law school and bar exam success for all students. To meet these objectives, the ASP provides a variety of programs and resources), including:

  • First-year orientation;
  • Skills workshops (first semester);
  • Group skills sessions (first semester);
  • Law Exam Workshop (second semester);
  • Bar Exam Workshop (offered both semesters during the 3L year);
  • Individual consultations;
  • Online resources;
  • Academic Success library.

Bar Exam Support

Pepperdine is very proud of its students' impressive track record on passing the bar exam. The Shool of Law offers the following support services to support its bar applicants:

  • Bar exam information panels for 2Ls and 3Ls
  • Table Days – a week when bar review courses come to campus to promote their products
  • Maintenance of a list of bar review courses
  • Bar Exam Workshop – a one-credit overview course open to all 3Ls
  • Bar Exam Resources blog
  • Faculty office hours and workshops in the weeks leading up to the July bar exam
  • Lunches for its bar applicants during the bar exam

Disability Services

The Disability Services Office exists to provide equal access for students with disabilities to all of the programs and activities at Pepperdine. Academic accommodations are not intended to give anyone an unfair advantage, but rather to "level the playing field" for students with disabilities. If you have received services in the past or think you may be eligible for services now, please contact the DSO. All disability-related information is handled in a highly confidential manner.

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