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Pepperdine Law School

Pepperdine University School of Law, otherwise known as Pepperdine Law School, is located in Malibu, California, right on the campus of Pepperdine University. Pepperdine Law was first established in 1969 and has been considered to be a very solid law program ever since. The school is currently ranked within the top 60 law schools of the country, though it is ranked as the third best law school in the Southern California region.


Enrollment at Pepperdine Law is just over 600 students, with a faculty of less than 100. The entering class at Pepperdine Law is about 200 students, reflecting high standards of admission. Only 28% of applicants are granted admission out of nearly 3,500 applications. The average LSAT scores of applicants were 162, with a GPA figure of just over 3.6.

Tuition for Pepperdine Law is about $40,000 a year, which is not considering costs of living and other expenses. In total, attendance at Pepperdine Law can be upward $60,000 annually. However, passage of the bar percentages and employment possibilities make Pepperdine Law a very well respected institution. Bar Passage Rates of over 77% may not seem very impressive, though California passage rates are closer to 70%. Over 90% of graduates from Pepperdine Law were employed within a nine month period after graduation, with an average starting salary of $100,000.

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