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Block 4: One-Week Intensive

June 26 - 30, 2017

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.  No Class on Wednesday, June 28

Program Courses and Faculty

 International Commercial Arbitration

This course provides a comprehensive overview of international arbitration law and practice. Topics explored include the making and enforcement of arbitration agreements; the selection and appointment of the arbitral tribunal; preliminary proceedings, including procedural orders and interim relief; the arbitration hearing; and the making and enforcement of the arbitral award. Particular attention is paid to the enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards, the role of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and other treaties, and their interplay with national laws as a backdrop for private arbitration agreements. Students who have taken Law 1821 International Commercial Arbitration Theory and Doctrine or Law 2902 International Commercial Arbitration Procedure and Practice are not eligible to enroll in this class unless they receive prior permission from one of the Straus Institute directors.

John Hinchey is recognized in the United States and internationally as a leader in resolving significant engineering, infrastructure and energy-related disputes as an arbitrator. Prior to his retirement from King & Spalding, an international law firm, he led their commercial contracting and construction disputes practice for 18 years. He is now a full-time arbitrator who is listed on several panels of arbitrators, including the JAMS Engineering, Construction, Energy and International Panels. He has authored or co-authored many published articles and books on international dispute resolution, including the International Construction Arbitration Handbook, published by Thompson Reuters, now in its 2016th edition.  Mr. Hinchey has served as Chair of, and received the highest achievement "Cornerstone" award from, the world's largest organization of construction lawyers, the American Bar Association's Forum on Construction Law. 

Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Ombuds

Pre-requisite: LAW 1422 Mediation Theory and Practice or Alternative Dispute Resolution

This course will explore the theory and practice of ombuds and ombuds programs. These programs are being created at a quickening pace. Our goal is to provide a thorough background that could be used in making a decision about establishing an ombuds program or in examining ombuds practice as a personal career direction. This course is organized around a series of questions: 1. What is ombuds? A general overview of the concept and it evolution. 2. Why does ombuds work? A review of the theory of third party intervention in conflict. 3. How does ombuds work? A survey of ombuds practice with opportunities to try it out. 4. How can ombuds get wide institution/constituency support? An exploration of best programmatic practices for building strong and enduring programs. 5. What are the issues that arise in ombuds practice? An open-ended discussion of the current opportunities and challenges in the profession. Time will be spent in a variety of activities: presentation, discussion, brainstorming, and skills practice.

David Talbot is currently an ombudsman with The World Bank Group stationed in Bangkok, Thailand. Prior to the World Bank, Talbot was an ombudsman for The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (CCE), an office that addresses workplace conflict for approximately 65,000 employees across North America. He has worked as a conflict resolution professional and trainer for the past 17 years. Prior to Coca-Cola, he served as manager for Community Mediation Services in Vancouver, Washington; and director for the California Academy of Mediation Professionals in Los Angeles, California. He holds a JD from the University of Idaho and a master of dispute resolution from Pepperdine University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

MCLE Credit

Each course has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. Pepperdine School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE.

Housing and Residence Life

The George Page Residential Complex, located across the street from the School of Law, will be available for a limited number of summer school students. The residential complex offers four-bedroom, single-bath apartments with kitchen, living, and dining areas. The housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early reservation is advised. On-campus recreation facilities include an Olympic-size pool, tennis courts, weight room, gym, and track.

On-Campus Housing and Residence Life Information and Registration

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If you have further questions, you may e-mail housing@pepperdine.edu.