Pepperdine University School of Law

Pepperdine University School of Law

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Pepperdine University School of Law is located in Malibu with stunning views of one of the world’s most beautiful ocean coastlines. The university is affiliated with the Churches of Christ, and is known for its work in the global justice movement. It hosts legal institutes around the world on human rights, religious freedom and global development involving students and faculty.It is one of the top schools in alternative dispute resolution, which includes negotiation and arbitration. 

It is also one of the best law school's in the country for practical training. PreLaw magazine ranked it 8th in 2018, thanks to an abundance of simulation courses. Pepperdine University has shifted toward training students to be ready to take on the practical side of legal work from day one on the job. The curriulum is designed to provide training for practice-ready lawyers. Its career development office is committed to helping our students find new positions throughout their entire careers.

When it comes to passing the bar,  Pepperdine University School of Law joins Stanford Law School, Berkeley Law, USC Gould School of Law, UCLA Law and Loyola Law School with the highest pass rates in the state. 

The school offers certificates in criminal law, international law, estate planning and entertainment law. 

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75th Percentile1623.71
25th Percentile1543.3
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$25000
Percent receiving grants57.90%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 82.60%
NJ Employment66.4
Bar Passage68.90%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2016: Practical Training: 
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Criminal Law and Procedure
Entertainment Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Real Estate Transactions
Technology Law