Applicants for admission to the LL.M. in Dispute Resolution must have completed the first degree of law required for law practice or law teaching in the country in which law studies were pursued.
U.S. applicants must have an ABA-accredited J.D. degree. In exceptional cases, U.S. applicants with non-ABA-accredited law degrees may be considered.
Applicants for the various concentrations including mediation, international commercial arbitration, international commercial law and arbitration, arbitration and litigation, in addition to the global partnership programs in Nashville,Tennessee and Heidelberg, Germany must first apply for admission to the LLM program prior to declaring a concentration or format.
Applications for the LLM program can be submitted online through the Law School Admission Council's LLM Credential Assembly Service, or directly to Pepperdine via the paper application form.