On-Campus Residencies

Pepperdine Law is known for focusing on experiential learning, and our immersive residency courses provide students with the hands-on practice and personal connections to prepare for professional success.

Students will visit the Pepperdine campus twice during each program to apply what they are learning in class and network with faculty and fellow classmates. Each weekend residency is considered a 1-unit course and will be offered at various times throughout the year.

Learn from
Legal Experts

Explore Malibu
and LA

Network with
Peers and Faculty

Residency Course Content

Students enrolled in the online master’s programs will examine case studies and engage in critical discussions, role playing, and mock trials to demonstrate how mediators, lawyers, and clients resolve controversies and solve legal problems. Students will also hear from legal experts, including judges, to get insight into daily legal interactions.

The two Master of Legal Studies residencies will focus on the following:

The two Master of Dispute Resolution residencies will focus on the following:

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What You Can Expect from Residencies

Residencies bring students, faculty, and university leadership together over the course of a weekend to network and expand their learning beyond the classroom. Below are some of the benefits of these in-person experiences.

Visit Pepperdine’s Malibu Campus and LA

As part of the residencies, students will not only take classes on the Pepperdine University campus, which is located in Malibu, but they will also have opportunities to explore the cultural and professional landscape in downtown Los Angeles.

Become Part of the Pepperdine Community

At residencies, students are welcomed into the Pepperdine community and develop personal relationships with faculty and program leadership through a faculty luncheon and a reception at the dean’s house.

Participate in Hands-On Training

Throughout each three-day residency, students participate in critical discussions, simulations, panel discussions, and group projects. These activities allow students to apply their classroom knowledge in real-world settings.

Form Lifelong Connections with Peers

Students get to know their peers online in live classes each week, but when they finally meet in person at residencies, students often form instant connections with one another that develop into lifelong friendships.

Residency 1: Law in Society- Sample Program Agenda

The following agenda is from the Master of Legal Studies residency in July 2018.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Friday Sample Immersion Schedule
7:30 – 9 AM Check in
8 – 9:15 AM Welcome Breakfast, ID Cards
9:30 – Noon Class Session 1: The Nature and Source of Law
12:30 – 2 PM Faculty Luncheon
2 – 6 PM Self-guided Campus Tours and Bookstore Visit
6 – 8 PM Dinner with the Dean

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Saturday Sample Immersion Schedule
8 – 9 AM Breakfast
9 AM Bus Departs Campus for Downtown L.A.
9 AM – Noon Session 2: Bus Tour of Downtown, Visit Union Rescue Mission
Noon – 1 PM Group Lunch
1 PM Bus Departs for Courthouse
1:30 – 4 PM Session 3: Guest Speaker Panel
4 PM Bus Departs Downtown for Malibu Campus
6 – 8 PM Dinner and Group Work

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sunday Sample Immersion Schedule
8 – 9 AM Breakfast
9 AM – Noon Session 4: Teamwork & Proposals

Residency 2: Law in Practice- Sample Program Agenda

Please note, this agenda is tentative and subject to change. You will receive the final program agenda on campus at the time of check in for the event.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday Sample Schedule
8 – 9 AM Check-In & Breakfast
9 AM – Noon Class Session 1
Noon – 1:30 PM Lunch
2 – 5:30 PM Class Session 2
6 – 8 PM Dinner

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday Sample Schedule
8 – 9 AM Breakfast
9 AM – Noon Class Session 3
Noon – 1:30 PM Lunch
2 – 5:30 PM Class Session 4
5 – 5:30 PM Debrief

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