Pepperdine Caruso School of Law offers students the unique opportunity to learn about dispute resolution and law practices in three elective study tours in Geneva, London, and Washington, DC.
All three study tours are optional electives for all online School of Law master’s programs, and are available by department approval only. They can also be taken instead of the residency in Malibu. Please note that capacity for our study tours is limited.
During this week-long tour, students explore how U.S. systems are built on the learnings of the UK. Students gain an understanding of both the positive and more challenging experiences our Founding Fathers faced in developing a new government, and learn to think critically about why and how our systems were put in place and how they might be improved.
Site visits and guest lectures in London will provide opportunities for students to follow the footsteps of Benjamin Banneker, Benjamin Franklin, and Phillis Wheatley, and interact with a variety of historic landmarks.
A partial list of likely site visits:
• Benjamin Franklin’s London home • Honourable Society of the Middle Temple • Kensington Palace • Parliament at the Palace of Westminster
Summer Tour: Geneva
During this week-long tour, students examine how international commercial and public disputes, including international sports disputes, are resolved by international organizations and dispute resolution institutions. Students visit and stay in the historic city of Geneva, Switzerland, a preeminent hub for the World Health Organization and the United Nations.
Site visits and guest lectures in Geneva will provide opportunities for students to visit and interact with a variety of international and dispute resolution organizations.
A partial list of likely site visits: • Court of Arbitration for Sport • Olympic Museum • Red Cross Museum • United Nations
Fall Tour: Washington, DC
During this week-long tour, students will explore how federal law is made, influenced, and enforced. Students will gain an understanding of how Washington, DC, works, explore limitations and functions of the three branches of government, and review case examples that go to the very heart of our structure of government
Site visits and guest lectures in Washington, DC, will provide opportunities for students to visit and interact with a variety of historic sites and significant legal documents.
A partial list of likely site visits: • Capitol Complex • Library of Congress • National Archives • The Supreme Court
Experience London, Geneva, or Washington, DC
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