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Pepperdine | Caruso School of Law

International Commercial Law and Arbitration


Required General Courses - 10 units

  • Negotiation Theory and Practice
  • Mediation Theory and Practice
  • International Commercial Arbitration Theory and Doctrine
  • International Commercial Arbitration Procedure and Practice
  • Legal Research and Writing I (Required only for international attorneys)

Required Commercial Law Courses - 8 units

Two of the Following Three Commercial Law Courses are Required 
  • Commercial Law - Sales
  • Commercial Law - Secured Transactions & Commercial Paper
  • International Business Transactions

Additional Commercial Law Classes Include (8 units picked from the following courses)

  • Contracts
  • Corporations
  • Accounting and Finance for Lawyers
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust
  • Business Planning
  • Business Reorganization in Bankruptcy
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy
  • Federal Income Taxation
  • Intellectual Property Survey
  • International Litigation
  • International Tax
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Students desiring to sit for the CA or NY bar exams may need to take 12 units of doctrinal law courses to qualify for the bar exam. Students in the ICLA Program may need to take more than 26 units of coursework to meet the bar requirements.