Hong Kong/Beijing International Study Tour
Summer 2014 - Dates and Faculty TBD
The Hong Kong/Beijing Study Tour provides a unique, intensive experience for lawyers and business people who are interested in representing clients doing business in China and Hong Kong or in understanding the rapidly changing landscape of dispute resolution in Asia. Tour participants
International lawyers and businesses routinely spend considerable time and money obtaining such opportunities, all of which will be part of your experience in this one-of-a-kind course. We'll also visit some of the great sites of China, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, old and new Hong Kong, and other sites, and sample a variety of wonderful cuisines.
Peter Robinson is managing director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and associate professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. He has presented advanced negotiation and mediation skills courses in more than 39 states and foreign countries. He has served on the boards of the Christian Conciliation Service of Los Angeles, Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement, Dispute Resolution Services of the LACBA, Southern California Mediation Association, and California Dispute Resolution Council. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, a member of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and was recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer in the area of mediation since 2006.
Roger Alford recently joined the faculty at The Law School at the University of Notre Dame in 2012 after serving as professor of law at Pepperdine Law School since 2000. Prof. Alford teaches and writes in a wide range of subject-matter areas, including international trade, international arbitration, and comparative law. Prof Alford previously as a law clerk to Judge James Buckley of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Judge Richard Allison of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. He practiced law with Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C., and was also a senior legal advisor to the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Activities in Switzerland.