Pepperdine Announces New Online Master of Legal Studies Program (apply by July 7)

May 1, 2017 — Pepperdine University School of Law now offers an online Master of Legal Studies program. The program is intended to teach nonlawyers the fundamental legal skills they need to better execute their professional roles. The curriculum, which is designed and taught by Pepperdine School of Law faculty, will improve students’ ability to analyze and interpret legal concepts to make more informed decisions at work and enhance their professional credibility with their partners, clients, constituents and employers.

Through the online program, students also have the opportunity to hone their legal skills in arbitration and conflict mediation by selecting the dispute resolution concentration. The Straus Institute at Pepperdine School of Law is ranked by US News & World Report as the number one law school for dispute resolution.

The program’s flexible online format allows working professionals to receive a superior legal education from Pepperdine’s School of Law without putting their career on hold or relocating. Students will gain legal expertise through a combination of live classes held via web camera and weekly self-paced course work. They will also visit Pepperdine’s Malibu campus twice for in-person residency courses.

The program is ideal for professionals who encounter law-related subject matters in a variety of fields, including healthcare, human resources, law enforcement, social work, governmental agencies, real estate, and legal fields, such as paralegals and law clerks.

The first cohort begins classes on August 21, and the deadline to apply is Friday, July 7. To learn more, visit