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Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law

Pepperdine University
Rick J. Caruso School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263


Law School Pro Bono Programs

Contact Information

Peter Fendel
Director of Externships and Pro Bono Programs
[email protected]

Category Type

Independent Student Pro Bono Group Projects with No School-Wide Program. 

Description of Programs

Students are encouraged to volunteer for local pro bono organizations and have the opportunity to provide pro bono legal assistance through clinics (supervised by Pepperdine Caruso Law faculty), practicums (supervised by faculty and partners at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County and Ventura County Public Defender’s Office), and externships.

Location of Programs

With the clinical/exernship program. 


The Director of Externships and Pro Bono Programs supervises the pro bono program. 


Administrative assistance is provided by the Clinical Education Program. Specific pro bono projects receive funding from grants.

Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono




Law School Public Interest Programs

Contact Information

Jeffrey R. Baker
Associate Dean of Clinical Education and Global Programs
[email protected]
P: (310) 506-6350

Certificate/Curriculum Programs


Public Interest Centers


Public Interest Clinics


PI Career Support Center

The Career Development Office provides individualized career counseling, resource library, job boards, workshops, and interview programs to assist students with finding positions in public interest.

Students are also provided information on summer funding sources and on possible fellowships and Equal Justice Works grants. The Career Development Office also encourages students to attend external Job Fairs focused on Public Interest opportunities including the yearly UCLA Public Interest Career Day and Loyola’s Government Career Day. For more information, visit:


Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)

A school and donor funded program for graduates in qualifying employment with income restrictions.