Welcome to the members of the Pepperdine Caruso Regulation College Class of 2024 who start their authorized schooling at this time in a week-long introduction to law school and professional formation, in addition to the over 400 college students pursuing joint, LL.M., and masters levels and certificates, together with our LL.M. and certificate packages in Leisure, Media, and Sports activities and our online masters in Legal Studies and Dispute Resolution and our on-line LL.M. in Dispute Resolution.
Our incoming J.D. class is the primary to enter our re-named Rick J. Caruso College of Regulation. We’re thrilled that, after being bodily separated for 886 days as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, we’re gathered collectively at this time in particular person. A a lot increased than anticipated yield fee produced a category of over 200 1Ls (a lot bigger than our 180 enrollment goal), with the very best median LSAT scores and UGPAs in our historical past, in addition to extra college students of shade and first-generation college students for the fourth 12 months in a row.
That is my fifth 12 months as Dean, and I’m thrilled that you’ve got determined to affix our very particular legislation faculty neighborhood. You’ll study and examine on our spectacularly lovely campus in Malibu with quick access to Los Angeles, one of many world’s most vibrant cities for younger professionals. Starting at this time you’ll expertise the college and employees’s faith-fueled dedication to you and to your success that manifests itself in numerous methods, giant and small, in every day life at Pepperdine Caruso Regulation. My fervent want is that you’ll love your time right here as I’ve since becoming a member of the college in 2013, and that you’ll depart right here with a deep sense of your skilled and private calling in legislation and in life.
That is an particularly thrilling time at Pepperdine Caruso Regulation. In March, we rose to #46 in the U.S. News law school rankings, for the second 12 months in a row the very best rating in our college’s historical past. We’re properly positioned with the assets supplied by our $50 million naming gift to proceed our ascent.