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Pepperdine Law named Curricular Leader in ADR and International Law - PreLaw Magazine

February 22, 2017 | By Kylie Larkin -- Pepperdine Law earned the grade of  A+ in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs, and an A- in International Law by preLaw magazine. Law schools were graded based on the breadth of their curricular offerings. The score was weighted as follows:  30% for a concentration, 24% for a clinic, 12% for a center, 12% for an externship, 9% for a journal, 8% for a student group and 5% for a certificate. An A represents a score of 90% or higher, an A- is 78% to 89%, and a B+ is 72% to 77%.

Excerpts via preLaw magazine:


ADR Curricular Leaders

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) specialty programs aren't easy to come by, but the 86 schools that do offer the specialty provide a wide range of options. We graded all schools on curricular offerings, and three earned an A+ — Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University; University of Missouri School of Law; and Pepperdine University School of Law.  Their offerings include workplace conflict resolution training for the Los Angeles Police Department, participating in a dispute resolution journal and dispute resolution skills competitions. ...

A recent intensive at Pepperdine University offers students the chance to facilitate training in workplace conflict resolution for the Los Angeles Police Department. With its proximity to Hollywood, the California school also has an ADR program with a focus on the entertainment field.

International Law Curricular Leaders

In an increasingly global and interconnected world, international experience — and a background in international law — is becoming relevant in more areas, including business, real estate, technology and immigration.

International law is a broad field, which includes transactions and litigation for global corporations, nonprofits and human rights groups. This is reflected in the high number of schools — 140 — that offer some type of concentration or certification in international law. Of these schools, 55 have centers dedicated to international law, and 50 have international law journals