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 Public Interest Practicum is with Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) in its various practice areas, including Housing, Bankruptcy, Family Law (focusing on domestic violence practice), Public Benefits, Immigration, Disaster Relief, Self-Help, and Clean-Slate advocacy. It is a 4 unit course requiring 2 full 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

Address any questions to Professor Baker or Kellie Kamimoto, Clinical Program Manager

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