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Summer Course Program in Dispute Resolution

Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu

The 2018 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 20 - 24, 2019

  • Mediation Theory and Practice*
  • Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Strategic Alliances

These courses will meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. No class on Wednesday, May 22nd

More about Block 1

Two-Weekend Format

May 30, 31,  June 1, and 6, 7, 8, 2019

  • Negotiation Theory and Practice*
  • International Commercial Arbitration

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 13, 14, 15 and 20, 21, 22, 2019

  • Mediation Theory and Practice*
  • Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Resolving Conflicts and Systems Design for Organizations and Corporations

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 24 - 28, 2019

  • Psychology of Conflict Communication*
  • Divorce and Family Mediation

These courses will meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. No class on Wednesday, June 26

More about Block 4

Two-Weekend Format

July 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20, 2019

  • Cross-Cultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution*
  • Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Online Dispute Resolution

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 25, 26, 27 and August 1, 2, 3, 2019

  • Arbitration Practice and Advocacy*
  • Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Decision-Making Under Conflict

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

More about Block 6

Extended Format - Mediation Clinic

May 22 - July 23, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

 


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

International Study Tours

London /Paris/ Geneva