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Pepperdine School of Law

Pepperdine School of Law is known for providing a superior legal education. The School of Law emphasizes professional, ethical, and moral responsibility, embracing the philosophy that professionals can best understand and apply the law when they uphold the highest standards of personal conduct. Our community values diversity and openness, seeking to cultivate a culture of honest dialogue.

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Pepperdine University School of Law began as the Orange University College of Law in Santa Ana, California, in 1964. The school was acquired by Pepperdine in 1969. By 1975, the Pepperdine's School of Law had received its full ABA approval and full State Bar Accreditation. In 1978, the school moved to Pepperdine's 830-acre campus, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California.


Our programs are designed to provide hands-on legal training that students can translate to the real world. In the online Master of Legal Studies program, students practice their skills through virtual simulations in the online classroom and in-person projects during residencies.


Student services

The Career Service teams of Pepperdine University exist to empower students and alumni to achieve lifelong professional success, through mentoring, access to career development tools, and leveraging the strength of the Pepperdine network. Ultimately students and alumni are prepared for lives of purpose, service and leadership.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in the coastal community of Malibu, California, the Pepperdine University 830-acre campus has been ranked the most beautiful campus in the nation by The Princeton Review.

The School of Law is located on the university's graduate campus and boasts a 40,000 square-foot law library with ocean views, as well as conference rooms, classrooms, a dining hall, ample technology services, and on-campus housing.

Proximity to Los Angeles is an added benefit. With one of the most robust legal communities in the world, the city offers access to hands-on learning opportunities and internships in a variety of practice areas - real estate, international law, entertainment and sports, to name a few.

Malibu, California, United States