Pepperdine Online MLSPepperdine Online MLSPepperdine Online MLS

With Pepperdine Caruso School of Law’s online Master of Legal Studies program, students develop superior legal expertise and a comprehensive understanding of fundamental areas of law to advance their careers across industries.With Pepperdine Caruso School of Law’s online Master of Legal Studies program, students develop superior legal expertise and a comprehensive understanding of fundamental areas of law to advance their careers across industries.With Pepperdine Caruso School of Law’s online Master of Legal Studies program, students develop superior legal expertise and a comprehensive understanding of fundamental areas of law to advance their careers across industries.

  • 16-Month MLS — Learn how to apply fundamental legal concepts to enhance your professional credibility and versatility. Our 16-month curriculum will enable you to become an expert in areas of law—such as litigation and negotiation—that impact nearly every industry.
  • No GRE, GMAT, or LSAT Required — At Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, we prioritize your potential for dynamic legal comprehension and robust leadership qualities over test scores.
  • One of the Best in the West — Pursue a legal education rooted in purpose, service, and leadership at a university ranked as one of Forbes’ top-25 universities in the west.1

The Pepperdine Experience

Ranked #1 Best Dispute Resolution Program by U.S. News & World Report

Top 50

Best Law Schools by U.S. News & World Report2

Top 50

National Universities by U.S. News & World Report3

12%

Job Growth for Paralegals and Legal Assistants4

The online Master of Legal Studies program is designed for professionals across industries who want to gain expertise in U.S. law and legal procedures—to better perform law-related job responsibilities and solve complex legal challenges—without becoming lawyers. The curriculum explores a range of legal topics, such as contracts, administrative law, property law, and health law. Students can further specialize their learning with optional concentrations in human resources or our highly ranked dispute resolution program.

  • Engaging legal concentrations 
  • Nationally recognized faculty
  • Two weekend residencies in Malibu

Pepperdine Caruso School of Law’s online Master of Legal Studies program offers innovative features designed to provide students with an engaging online learning experience. Through our live online classes, our accomplished faculty, and our expansive online community, the online MLS fosters discussion and debate in small student-to-faculty ratio classrooms. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to network in person with peers, faculty, and legal experts during two weekend residencies hosted at Pepperdine’s campus in Malibu.

Develop Expert Legal Skills. Earn Your Online MLS.

1Forbes. Accessed Feb 1, 2022arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

2Best Law School Rankings (2021). U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved September 22, 2021.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

3Best National University Rankings (2021). U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved September 22, 2021.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

4Occupational Outlook Handbook, Paralegals and Legal Assistants (2021). Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved September 30, 2021.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference