Summer Courses in Dispute Resolution | Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution | School of Law | Pepperdine University

Summer Courses in Dispute Resolution

Malibu Campus

Course Schedules

Block 1: One-week Intensive

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

May 22 - 26, 2017

  • Mediation Theory and Practice
  • Cross-Cultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution

Block 2: Two Weekend Format

These courses will meet Thursday and Friday from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm, and Saturdays from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Course time in West Los Angeles will differ slightly and will also meet during the Wednesday.

June 1 - 3 and 8 - 10, 2017

  • Negotiation Theory and Practice
  • Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Systems Design

West Los Angeles

June 1 - 3 and  7 - 10, 2017

Block 3: Two Weekend Format

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

June 15 - 17 and 22 - 24, 2017

  • Mediation Theory and Practice
  • Dispute Resolution in Education

West Los Angeles


Block 4: One-week Intensive

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

June 26 - 30, 2017 

  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Ombuds

Block 5: Two Weekend Format

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

July 6 - 8 and 13 - 15, 2017 

  • Psychology of Conflict Communication
  • Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Apology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation

West Los Angeles 


Block 6: Two Weekend Format

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

July 20 - 22 and 27 - 29, 2017

  • Arbitration Practice and Advocacy
  • Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Mass Torts 

Extended Format

May 22 - July 24, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (May/June) and 5:00 - 7:30 pm (July) 

  • Mediation Clinic