Earn Your Master of Legal Studies Online from Pepperdine Law

Top-Ranked for Dispute Resolution

Lawyers are not the only professionals who benefit from a fundamental understanding of the law. The online Master of Legal Studies program from Pepperdine Law is designed for nonlawyers looking to develop the legal expertise to better perform their law-related job responsibilities and solve complex legal challenges.

Through a combination of face-to-face classes and weekly self-paced course work, the online Master of Legal Studies program enables you to attend Pepperdine Law without having to relocate. The online program can be completed in as few as 16 months. No GRE, LSAT, or GMAT scores are required for admission to the program.

Why Choose Pepperdine’s Master of Legal Studies Program?

The online Master of Legal Studies program features:

Dispute Resolution Concentration

Customize your learning experience and gain skills in arbitration and mediation by selecting an optional concentration in dispute resolution. The Straus Institute at Pepperdine Law is top-ranked for dispute resolution by U.S. News & World Report.

Live Online Classes

Collaborate with Pepperdine Law faculty and classmates weekly in face-to-face classes online. With a small student-to-faculty ratio, classes are designed to encourage discussion and debate.

Accomplished, Accessible Faculty

Learn from the same faculty who teach on campus, ranked among the best law school professors by The Princeton Review in 2018. Our law professors are published scholars and legal experts who will mentor you to ensure your success.

In-Person Residencies

Network with peers, faculty, and dispute resolution experts while putting your conflict resolution skills into practice during two weekend residencies hosted at Pepperdine’s Malibu campus.

Experiential Learning

Benefit from practical learning experiences, such as simulations and mock exercises, to reinforce your learning and to help you apply your knowledge at work. Pepperdine Law was ranked number three in the country by National Jurist for practical training in 2019.

“We are thrilled to bring Pepperdine’s legacy of personal attention and experiential learning to students across the United States. With the online Master of Legal Studies, Pepperdine Law continues to provide a practical, values-centered legal education that helps ambitious students accomplish their personal and professional goals.”

Paul L. Caron
Dean of Pepperdine Law

Ready to gain a foundation in law and advance in your career? Request more information about the online Master of Legal Studies program.