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Advance Your Career this Summer with Straus

Summer Programs

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Beginning May 18 with Additional Dates

Visiting JD students welcome

Straus Professor Singh presenting

Critical Training for our Changing World

Through August 28

Professor Stephanie Blondell teaching

July 23 - 24, July 30 - 31 and August 6 -7, 2020

For Practicing Lawyers

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June 15-19

Introduction to US Legal Practice and ADR

For Visiting JD Students

Visiting JD students in good standing are invited to enroll in our summer courses in dispute resolution. At no other institution of higher learning will you find such a quality educational experience that will enhance your law school resume. With courses offered online, you can study with the best minds in conflict resolution from anywhere in the country.

Get Ready for the Future of ADR

Now more than ever, our world needs empathic leaders, peacemakers, and problem solvers. While the field of dispute resolution has been in evolution for the past few years, the current COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the global conversation on conflict.

The Straus Institute has been a preeminent leader in the ADR field for over thirty years, and for the first time in our history, we are taking our comprehensive and diverse curriculum online. Our distinguished faculty and worldwide network of alumni and practitioners will equip you with essential skills to resolve timely disputes and navigate complex global challenges that lie ahead in our future.

Start Your Journey Today

We offer four distinct programs, geared toward professionals at all levels and students from around the world. Take the first step and explore our unique programs.


Pepperdine Caruso Law JD Summer Session

Our 8-week summer JD program beginning on May 18, 2020, will also be offered in an online format. Additional courses have been added to the schedule to allow for Caruso Law students to take more classes during this season of remote instruction. View the course schedule here.