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Caruso School of Law

The Caruso School of Law (CSOL) is considered one of the most prestigious private law schools in the country. No other institution can match its distinctive Pepperdine community marked by Christian values, academic excellence, and rigorous legal training. Because of our diverse ethnicities and faiths, the school is united in its commitment to embolden its students to reach higher than they ever thought possible. Currently, CSOL is engaged in several important initiatives.


Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution 35 for 35 Campaign

For 35 years, the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution has helped improve the culture of conflict on a global scale, yet the high cost of attendance continues to present a significant barrier for many.

Thanks to the recent $1 million gift from the Honorable Danny Weinstein (Ret.), the University is able to expand its access to a Straus Institute education for students from diverse backgrounds The community is invited to enhance the impact of Judge Weinstein's gift by becoming a 35 for 35 Legacy Partner. Your generous commitment of $35,000 to support endowed scholarships for Straus Institute students will qualify you as a member of this exclusive group.


March to $100 Million

Inspired by a monumental gift of $50 million from Rick Caruso (JD ‘83) and his wife, Tina, in 2019, the Law School has set an ambitious objective to raise an additional $50 million in endowed funds. Caruso has generously partnered with the school to reach this inspired goal within the next 10 years. These endowed funds will attract more talented students who otherwise would not be able to afford such a life-changing legal education; increase the rate at which graduates pass the bar; and bring in and retain exceptional faculty who impact the world through the lives of the students they train and the research they publish.


For more information on funding and naming opportunities at the Caruso School of Law, contact Mavis Bortey-fio, Director of Law Associates, at 310.506.7784 or mavis.borteyfio@pepperdine.edu.