Pepperdine University School of Law

Pepperdine University School of Law

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Pepperdine University School of Law is located in Malibu, California, a whisker away from the Pacific Ocean and offers stunning views of one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines. In short, it's not a bad place to study — and chill. 

The university is affiliated with the Churches of Christ, and is known for its work in the global justice movement. The school not just encourages pro bono work; it requires it. Students must complete 40 hours. 

The law school 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. It was ranked third in the nation in preLaw's most recent rankings, thanks to an abundance of simulation courses. Its career development office is committed to helping students find new positions throughout their careers. 

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

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75th Percentile1613.79
25th Percentile1553.35
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$30000
Percent receiving grants73.00%
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Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 82.00%
NJ Employment[field_nj_employment_rate]
Bar Passage68.45%
Academic Profile
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Entertainment Law
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
Real Estate Transactions
Technology Law