Founded in 1937, Pepperdine University (PU) is a private Christian institution located at picturesque Malibu, California at the foothills of Santa Monica Mountain. It is committed to the highest standards of Christian values combined with academic excellence. PU is top-ranked and consistently voted one of the most beautiful places to study.
PU School of Law trains its students not just to think as a lawyer, but also to practice as one. The National Jurist ranks PU Law the 10th in the country for experiential learning and 2nd in California. The Law School is home to the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, considered one of the leading educational programs in the field of dispute resolution worldwide. It is has achieved #1 ranking by the U.S. News and World Report for its Dispute Resolution Graduate Program for 11 years of its 12 years of existence.
The LLM programs offered by Straus Institute include the following:
- LLM in Dispute Resolution
- LLM in U.S. Law and Dispute Resolution
- LLM in International Commercial Arbitration
- LLM in International Commercial Law and Arbitration
- LLM in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution
PU Law School also offers the following LLM degrees:
- LLM in United States Law
- LLM in Entertainment, Media and Sports Law
All applications are received in a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications at least four months prior to the start of the intended classes. There are three intakes for the LLM programs: Fall (mid-August), Spring (early January) and Summer (late May), except for the LLM in U.S. Law, which only has a Fall intake. For international students, it is advised that applications be submitted at least 6 months before the expected start date. All applications must be made online through the LSAC.