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Summer International Programs 2016

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Jul 11, 2016

Our exciting summer international programs have begun! 

Today I was honored to welcome attorneys and judges from around the world to our 27th Orientation to U.S.A. Law program.  It was an energetic group – and everyone was on time for the 9 A.M. class start.  I was pleased to tell the students about UC Davis School of Law and how the building is named after civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Our commitment to social justice in no small part  stems from the community’s devotion to Dr. King’s legacy.

Associate Dean for International Programs Beth Greenwood also welcomed the group.  King Hall alum Shama Mesiwala '98 was the first instructor.

For 26 years, the Orientation in U.S.A. Law program has served lawyers, judges, prosecutors and defenders, notaries, law professors, pre-LL.M. students and business professionals who wish to gain a better understanding of the theories and practices of the U.S. legal system. Participants engage in more than 170 hours of classes, seminars and on-site observations.

Many participants begin with the Orientation in U.S.A. Law program and then continue with the specialized programs in The Global Trading System: Substance and Dispute Resolution (August 7-20, 2016), and Financing International Transactions (offered August 2017) and Structuring an International Joint Venture (offered in August 2018).

Law school preparation for pre-LL.M. students is included in the program. All participants attend core classes daily on such topics as:

  • U.S. Legal System, including the Constitution, Bill of Rights, adversarial system, legislative process and courts
  • Business planning and structure, contracts commercial and consumer law, corporations and securities law
  • Business entities
  • International Trade
  • Taxation
  • Intellectual property law
  • Real Property Law
  • Torts
  • Civil procedure
  • Remedies
  • Antitrust regulations
  • Securities
  • Environmental law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Legal Research
  • International Crime and Sanctions
  • Negotiation, Arbitration, Mediation
  • Domestic and international dispute resolution
  • Trial demonstration/workshop on negotiation, arbitration, mediation and other dispute resolution techniques

It is great to feel the vibrant international reach of UC Davis School of Law through our many international programs. To learn more, visit the international section of our website