Practicum Enrollment

In Pepperdine's practicum courses, students work in specialized field placements under supervision of experienced practitioners and with enhanced rigor and focus from expert faculty at either the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) or the Ventura County Public Defender's Office.

Application Process

Participation in practicums are by application. Students who are interested in participating in a practicum should register to get on the waitlist and then apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to the Director of Clinical Education, Jeff Baker, at as well as the Clinical Program Manager, Kellie Kamimoto, at

Students should submit cover letters and resumes to the field placements, via the Clinical Education Program office. Cover letters may be addressed to the appropriate individuals listed below.

Veterans Law Practicum
Ms. Ayala Benefraim
Ventura County Public Defender's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Los Angeles Practicums (Health Law and Immigration Law)
Mr. Skip Koenig
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
13327 Van Nuys Blvd
Pacoima, CA 91331

Course Credit

Practicums are field placement courses that students can take for up to four units of credit, based on the time commitment students are able to make with their placement. Students should determine their work days and hours with their placement supervisors.

Work Days Units
1 day 2
1.5 days 3
2 days 4