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Summer at Straus 2021

Summer at Straus returns this May with a slate of high-quality training programs designed for students and professionals at all levels of practice and across industries.

From general mediation training for lawyers and non-law professionals, to advanced courses for experienced attorneys and executives, our programming offers several options for you to advance your career this summer.

For more information and to register, please visit the link here for the Summer Programs Website or contact Lori Rushford at lori.rushford@pepperdine.edu with any questions.

Professional Skills Series // May 13 - August 13
Our most popular summer program, the Professional Skills Series provides timely strategies and innovative techniques for lawyers, mediators, students, and professionals. Courses are taught by accomplished faculty, thought leaders, and nationally-recognized experts, who are skilled in online teaching, inspiring meaningful dialogue, and building connections in the virtual classroom. Participants can customize their experience by taking one course, or save with selecting a bundle of four.

STAR: A Systematic Approach to Mediation Strategies // May 20-22
Featuring trainers Peter Robinson and Nina Meierding, this 17 hour mediation course is designed to advance understanding of the mediation process and techniques for advocates, neutrals, and diverse professionals.

Gateway to Straus: Introduction to U.S. Legal Practice and ADR // May 24-28
This unique program introduces participants to foundations of laws, legal practice, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques in the United States. Students and professionals will strengthen their legal research and writing skills and be well-prepared to start their LLM education, at Straus or at other institutions. Mediating the Litigated Case (MLC) - July 8-23

Mediating the Litigated Case // June 3-5, 24-26
A sophisticated 40-hour program, Mediating the Litigated Case (MLC), is geared for experienced litigators, in-house counsel, and other practitioners. Professionals can study the mediation of litigated cases to either become a mediator or to be a better advocate.