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U.S. Law and Legal Writing Seminar

July 10 - August 2, 2017 

US Law and Legal Writing Seminar

Priority Housing Deadline June 9, 2017


The U.S. Law and Legal Writing Seminar is designed to provide an overview of U.S. Law while strengthening legal research and writing skills.  Designed for international professionals, the program will prepare students starting in an LLM program, as well as judges and attorneys looking for a summer training program, to understand the U.S. legal system.

The Summer Seminar is a 4 week seminar that will be offered in July 10 - August 2, 2017. 

The program will include the following topic areas:

  • Legal Research and Writing
  • US Legal Vocabulary and Concepts 
  • Advanced Reading/Writing
  • Advanced Grammar Workshop

    The Summer Seminar was extremely helpful in preparing for my LLM studies, especially the legal writing class. It gave us the opportunity to experience the Los Angeles legal environment and even meet some legal professionals. I have learned so much in this program!

    Yingxin (Yvette) Wen

    Summer 2013


During the duration of the program, attendees will be housed at the beautiful Pepperdine University Malibu Campus, which is just north of Los Angeles.  Participants will have access to the library and other academic resources, campus recreational facilities including Olympic sized swimming pool, track, tennis courts, gym facility and more.

In addition to the above described topic areas, the program has included weekly extra-curricular cultural and professional activities. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in site visits to Disneyland, the Hollywood Bowl, the John Paul Getty Museum, and to a Dodgers game, as well as to the Los Angeles Superior Court, JAMS, an interview with a sitting judge, and a panel discussion with lawyers with specialty in International Law practice.

The Summer Seminar is a training program an not available for academic credit.  It is designed to benefit international legal professionals as well as incoming LLM students, and assist those preparing to take the California or New York Bar Exam.  Individuals interested in gaining admittance to the Certificate, Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR) or Master of Law programs should contact Sarah Gonzales

Registration for the Summer Seminar will be available shortly.  Questions on the program can be directed to  Marcelo Rosadilla at the Straus Institute.

Tentative Schedule (July/August)

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
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July 10

Housing Check-In

 

11

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
US Law

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm  
Adv. Grammar Workshop

 *Welcoming BBQ

12

Professional Development Day

13

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
US Law/Legal Research and Writing

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

14

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
Legal Research and Writing

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

 

Evening Social Outing

15

 

16

17

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
US Law

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

18

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
US Law/ Legal Research and Writing

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

19

Professional Development Day

20

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
Legal Research and Writing

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

21

Social Outing

22

 

23

24

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
US Law

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

25

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
US Law/ Legal Research and Writing

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

26

Professional Development Day

27

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
Legal Research and Writing

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

 

28

Social Outing

29

 

30

31

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
US Law/ Legal Research and Writing

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

Aug 1

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
US Law/ Legal Research and Writing

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

2

Professional Development Day

*Closing Event

3

Housing Check Out

4

 

 

 5

Cost
The cost of the program includes classroom experience, on-campus housing, transportation and admission to all professional and cultural site visits. The cost will be $4,950.00 USD with housing on-campus, and $3,950 without housing.  To view sample photos of the on-campus apartments, please visit the law school housing website.   

Visa Information 
The U.S. Law and Legal Writing Seminar is classified as a training program.  As such, program participants have the option to enter the U.S. as a B-1, B-2 or WT visitor.  This is appropriate for those who are coming to the United States primarily for tourism, and participate in a professional conference or seminar during their visit. It is the participant's responsibility to obtain the applicable visa.

Additional Training Opportunity
Students interested in getting Mediation training after the U.S. Law and Legal Writing Seminar, have the opportunity to stay one more week and attend the Mediating the Litigated Case program. This is a separate training program and will require an additional registration.  Mediating the Litigated Case is a popular training program, and registration should be done early to secure a spot. Please register online at the link above or contact Mrs. Tess Marme for more information.