Public Interest Opportunities

Practicum Applications

Practicums are field placement courses, like externships, with partner agencies. The partners guarantee seats for Pepperdine students in specific practice areas. You can find detailed information in the registration documents, course schedules and catalog, and you can see descriptions on the Clinical Education Program site. 

The Health Law and Immigration Law practicum courses are with Neighborhood Legal Services. These are experiential courses for 2, 3, or 4 units requiring 1, 1.5, or 2 days of work per week.

The Veterans Law Practicum (Ventura) is with the Ventura County Public Defender in Veterans Treatment Court. It is a 4 unit course requiring 2 full days of work per week.

Practicums require applications to the partner agencies. If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to For practicums with Neighborhood Legal Services, address letters to Skip Koenig. For the practicum with the Ventura Public Defender, address letters to Ayala Benefraim.

Address any questions to Professor Baker at or Kellie Kamimoto at .

These practicums are open to 2Ls and 3Ls and offer extraordinary, hands-on experience with expert attorneys in their practice areas.