Hong Kong/Beijing Course Information
The Hong Kong/Beijing Study Tour is built around a case study in which participant working groups are engaged during the entire trip. The groups act as consultants to an American corporate client. Each day the problem unfolds, and each day guest speakers and site visits to various organizations offer possible answers. It is intended to create the very real pressure to make strategic decisions while dealing with the evolving nature of a major legal and dispute resolution problem. Based on a real merger and acquisition circumstance, participants will meet and talk with those who handle such cases on a daily basis.
A reflection and term paper will be required following the tour; more information TBA.
Jack J. Coe is a specialist in private international law. He holds an undergraduate degree with distinction from UCLA, a JD from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles where he was on the Law Review, an LLM from the University of Exeter where he was a Rotary International Graduate Fellow, the Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, and a PhD from the London School of Economics. He has been a staff lawyer at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague, has argued and been a party appointed expert before investor-state arbitration tribunals, and is well-known for his writings on international commercial and investor-state arbitration. He is an Associate Reporter on the ALI project addressing on International Commercial Arbitration. In addition to numerous articles, he has coauthored the books Protecting Against the Expropriation Risk in Investing Abroad (coauthored with R.C. Allison) (1993), International Commercial Arbitration – American Principles and Practice in a Global Context (1997), and NAFTA Chapter 11 Reports (ed. with Brower and Dodge) (2006).
Marcelo Rosadilla is a Brazilian attorney, who received his LLM in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute, before joining its staff in 2011. He has since then, been committed to help reshape the world through ADR and peacemaking, helping foreign attorneys who want to come to Pepperdine for their LLM degree, teaching Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution courses as an Adjunct Professor in the Straus program, and actively helping the Judiciary, Bar Associations, and National Council of Justice in Brazil with the study and application of ADR in the country. Prof. Rosadilla previously practiced law in his own law offices in Brazil, worked at the Dispute Resolution desk at the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, as a private mediator in many different cases throughout California and Brazil, and as a volunteer mediator working for CCR (Center for Conflict Resolution), and CAMP (California Academy of Mediation Professionals).
Site Visits and Guest Speakers
Site visits and/or speakers scheduled for the Hong Kong/Beijing Study Tour have included the following:
- Amnesty International/Oxfam
- Asian Foundation
- Hong Kong Barristers' Chambers
- Hong Kong High Court
- Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal
- Hong Kong Mediation Centre
- Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
- Hong Kong University/City University
- Hong Kong Department of Justice
- Major International Law Firm - Hong Kong Office
- Chinese Law Firm
- Chinese Courts
- Chinese University Law School
- Community Mediation Center
- People's Mediation Committee
- State-Owned Manufacturing Enterprise
Group Social Activities
In addition to the Study Tour's substantive activities, a variety of social events will be included in the trip:
- Opening Dinner
- Hydrofoil Ferry Transportation to the island of Macau (Optional)
- Dinner at Fernando's in Macau
- Narrated hike around The Peak
- Evening at Happy Valley Horse Racing Park
- Closing Luncheon
- Opening Dinner
- Tour of Forbidden City
- Tour of Great Wall
Time is also allotted for individual excursions in Hong Kong. They might include any of a variety of attractions, such as Statute Square in Central, Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery, Stanley, Temple Street Night Market, in addition to museums, shopping, and hiking in the hills surrounding Hong Kong.