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U.S. Law and Legal Writing Seminar

July 9-31, 2019 

US Law and Legal Writing Seminar

 

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Priority Housing Deadline June 7, 2019


The U.S. Law and Legal Writing Seminar is designed to provide an overview of U.S. Law while strengthening legal research and writing skills.  Designed for international professionals, the program will prepare students starting in an LLM program, as well as judges and attorneys looking for a summer training program, to understand the U.S. legal system.

The Summer Seminar is a 4-week seminar that will be offered in July 9 - 31, 2018. 

The program will include the following topic areas:

  • Legal Research and Writing
  • US Legal Vocabulary and Concepts 
  • Advanced Reading/Writing
  • Advanced Grammar Workshop

    "The Summer Seminar was extremely helpful in preparing for my LLM studies, especially the legal writing class. It gave us the opportunity to experience the Los Angeles legal environment and even meet some legal professionals. I have learned so much in this program!"

    Yingxin (Yvette) Wen

    Summer 2013


During the duration of the program, attendees will be housed at the beautiful Pepperdine University Malibu Campus, which is just north of Los Angeles. Participants will have access to the library and other academic resources, campus recreational facilities including Olympic sized swimming pool, track, tennis courts, gym facility and more.

In addition to the above described topic areas, the program has included weekly extra-curricular cultural and professional activities. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in site visits, which in the past have included: Universal Studios, the Hollywood Bowl, and to a Dodgers game, as well as to the Los Angeles Superior Court, JAMS, and to a Los Angeles law office.

The Summer Seminar is a training program an not available for academic credit.  It is designed to benefit international legal professionals as well as incoming LLM students, and assist those preparing to take the California or New York Bar Exam.  Individuals interested in gaining admittance to the Certificate, Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR) or Master of Law programs should contact Marcelo Rosadilla

Please click on the Register Now button to register for the program.

Questions on the program can also be directed to  Marcelo Rosadilla at the Straus Institute.

Tentative Schedule (July/August)

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
7

July 8

Housing Check-In

 

9

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
US Law

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm  
Adv. Grammar Workshop

 *Welcoming BBQ

10

Professional Development Day

11

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
US Law/Legal Research and Writing

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

12

Evening Social Outing

13

 

14

15

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
US Law

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

16

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
US Law/ Legal Research and Writing

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

17

Professional Development Day

18

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
Legal Research and Writing

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

19

Social Outing

20

 

21

22

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
US Law

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

23

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
US Law/ Legal Research and Writing

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

24

Professional Development Day

25

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
Legal Research and Writing

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

 

26

Social Outing

27

 

28

29

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
US Law/ Legal Research and Writing

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

30

9:00 am - 12:25 pm
US Law/ Legal Research and Writing

2:00 pm - 3:30
Adv. Reading/Writing

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Adv. Grammar Workshop

31

Professional Development Day

*Closing Event

Aug 1

Housing Check-Out

2

 

 

3

Cost
The cost of the program includes classroom experience, on-campus housing, transportation and admission to all professional and cultural site visits. The cost is being estimated to be at around $5,500 USD with on-campus housing, and $4,500 without housing.  To view sample photos of the on-campus apartments, please visit the law school housing website.   

Visa Information 
The U.S. Law and Legal Writing Seminar is classified as a training program.  As such, program participants have the option to enter the U.S. as a B-1, B-2 or WT visitor.  This is appropriate for those who are coming to the United States primarily for tourism, and participate in a professional conference or seminar during their visit. It is the participant's responsibility to obtain the applicable visa.