Student Profiles

The online Master of Legal Studies program (MLS) attracts professionals in different industries from across the country. Get to know some of our ambitious students and how they are leveraging the skills they are learning in the program.

Student Profiles

The online Master of Legal Studies program (MLS) attracts professionals in different industries from across the country. Get to know some of our ambitious students and how they are leveraging the skills they are learning in the program.

Denis
McDanel

For Denis McDanel, attending Pepperdine has been a goal since he graduated high school. After 20 years of working in sales management, he views the online MLS program as a way to achieve that goal and advance his career to executive level management.

Get to know Denis’ story and his time in the program.

Ashley
Ram

After studying criminal justice for her bachelor’s degree, Ashley Ram decided to pursue her master’s at Pepperdine. One of her biggest takeaways so far in the program has been how easy it is to form study groups online.

Learn more about Ashley's advice for prospective students.

Louis
Garcia

Louis Garcia was initially interested in Pepperdine’s core values of leadership and service. He plans to uphold Pepperdine’s mission of service, purpose, and leadership by using his MLS degree to help those in need.

See what surprised Louis the most about the online learning experience.

Kris
Patel

After working in the field of medical malpractice law, Kris Patel decided to enroll in Pepperdine’s online MLS program. Her interest in the mediation and arbitration courses led her to choose Pepperdine due to its reputation as the top school for dispute resolution.

Find out about Kris' experience in the program so far.

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Learn more about how Pepperdine’s online Master of Legal Studies program can help you gain the legal skills you need to advance your career.

Get Started

Learn more about how Pepperdine’s online Master of Legal Studies program can help you gain the legal skills you need to advance your career.