Summer Courses in Dispute Resolution | Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution | School of Law | Pepperdine University

Summer Courses in Dispute Resolution

Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu

The 2017 Summer Program offers students an unparalleled opportunity to obtain the finest dispute resolution educational experience in substantive theories, exposure to the field's literature, extensive practical skills development, and stimulating dialogue with students and faculty drawn from around the world.

Program Format and Schedule Options

At the Straus Institute, we offer summer course blocks in dispute resolution as one-week intensives or in a two-weekend format.

One-Week Intensive

May 22 - 26, 2017

  • Mediation Theory and Practice*
  • Cross-Cultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution*

These courses will meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. No class on Wednesday, May 24th 

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Two-Weekend Format

June 1 - 3 and 8 - 10, 2017

  • Negotiation Theory and Practice*
  • Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Systems Design Prerequisite: LAW1422 Mediation Theory and Practice

These courses will meet Thursday and Friday  from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm, and Saturdays from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

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Two-Weekend Format

June 15 - 17 and 22 - 24, 2017

  • Mediation Theory and Practice*
  • Dispute Resolution in Education *

These courses will meet Thursday and Friday from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm, and Saturdays from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

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One-Week Intensive

June 26 - 30, 2017

  • International Commercial  Arbitration*/**
  • Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Ombuds

These courses will meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. No class on Wednesday, June 28

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Two-Weekend Format

July 6 - 8 and 13 - 15, 2017

  • Psychology of Conflict Communication
  • Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Apology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation*

These courses will meet Thursday and Friday from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm, and Saturday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

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Two-Weekend Format

July 20 - 22 and 27 - 29, 2017

  • Arbitration Practice and Advocacy*
  • Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Mass Torts* Prerequisite: LAW1422 Mediation Theory and Practice

These courses will meet Thursday and Friday from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm, and Saturdays from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

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Extended Format

May 22 - July 24, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Mediation Clinic

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West Los Angeles Courses

Block 2: June 1 - 3 and 7 - 10

Block 3:  June 15 - 17 and 22 - 24

Block 5: July 6 - 8 and 13 - 15

 


Program Benefits

Nowhere else in America can law students and professionals find the "Pepperdine Experience" in dispute resolution:

  • A faculty of academics and practitioners drawn from around the world
  • The most extensive dispute resolution curriculum in legal education
  • Convenient one-week and two-weekend formats
  • Class locations in Malibu, and London/Geneva
  • More than 300 law students and professional colleagues with whom to study
  • Each class offered is worth 2 units of credit and all are part of Pepperdine's JD curriculum
  • Current law or graduate students can use summer courses towards their JD or graduate degree while earning a Certificate or Masters in Dispute Resolution (MDR).
  • Professionals in various the fields can use intensive courses to count towards a Certificate, Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR) or Master of Law (LLM), or audit a course for additional training.
  • What many believe is the nation's foremost dispute resolution education organization-the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law