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Pepperdine Announces Recipient of the Inaugural JAMS Full Tuition Scholarship

In celebration of the new LLM Concentration in International Commercial Arbitration, JAMS  generously sponsored one full tuition scholarship for 2013 - 2014. This scholarship attracted applications from tops scholars across the globe, and the selection process was very competitive. The Straus Institute is happy to announce David Lewis as the recipient of the JAMS Scholarship.

JAMS is the largest for profit provider of mediation and arbitration services in the United States, with offices in more than 25 cities and more than 300 retired judges and senior lawyers on its panel. JAMS has been focusing on international opportunities, including the opening of an office in London, and sees this scholarship as an expression of its support for future international arbitration practitioners.

David LewisDavid Lewis is admitted to practice as a Barrister in both England and Wales and Northern Ireland. Mr. Lewis is a highly specialized trial advocate for both civil and criminal matters. He has extensive work experience in the fields of both private and public international law with the United Nations and European Union and is on the roster of deployable rule of law experts for Justice Rapid Response. Mr. Lewis is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, MCIArb, The Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, M.MIArb, The Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, MPIArb, The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, MSIArb, and an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute for Arbitrators, A.HKIArb. In 2011, he received the Freedom of the City of London as an Arbitrator and was admitted as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators. Besides the United States, Mr. Lewis has lived, studied, and worked in 32 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas.