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Pepperdine Launches Dispute Resolution Training Program at New Switzerland Campus

First session of Mediating and Litigated Cases Global: Switzerland scheduled for September 18-22, 2023



August 29, 2023 – Malibu, CA – The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law is pleased to announce the launch of the European edition of its popular professional training program, Mediating the Litigated Case (MLC).
In this first-of-its-kind event, Straus MLC Global: Switzerland will bring together distinguished faculty and nationally recognized dispute resolution experts to deliver a sophisticated, five-day dispute resolution and negotiation executive training program to one of Switzerland’s most beautiful and historic sites, the Château d'Hauteville.
“We are holding the Straus MLC Global to give people an opportunity to learn from world-class international faculty with diverse global classmates, from all over the world, in a very unique and culturally important setting, “said Dr. Sukhsimranjit Singh, assistant dean of graduate law programs, and Judge Danny Weinstein, managing director of the Straus Institute.
Straus MCL Global: Switzerland is designed for business professionals, mediators, negotiators, law, and other professionals. Distinguished faculty and nationally recognized dispute resolution experts will present cutting edge dispute resolution strategies and best practices for all stages of the mediation process.
The program will address different negotiation styles, facilitating problem-solving, and issues specific to the adversarial environment including:
• managing attorney advocates;
• the parameters of confidentiality; and 
• discovery issues of particular concern to attorney-mediators.
Straus MLC Global: Switzerland will also address cross-border dispute resolution, neuro-behavioral understanding, and advanced impasse-breaking strategies.
The program provides up-to-date teaching on two modules: "What Makes a Good Mediator?" and "What Makes an Advanced Mediator?" Course sessions feature lectures, small group discussions, and practice exercises, providing a forum for direct, informal contact with the entire Straus faculty and world-renowned negotiation and mediation practitioners. The program also features an international roundtable discussion on cross-border conflict and an excursion to the United Nations. Hosted at Pepperdine’s new international campus, the Château d'Hauteville, this picturesque, peaceful, and historic location will enable thoughtful and world-changing conversations about issues that matter.
The Straus MLC Global: Switzerland program will take place September 18-22, 2023 at the Château d'Hauteville in Vevey, Switzerland. Registration and tuition information can be found at Straus MLC Global.
About the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution is one of the world’s leading educational programs in the field of dispute resolution. In its over thirty-five history, the Institute has educated thousands of lawyers and non-law professionals on the foundational theories and cutting-edge practices in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), both in the United States and around the world. Straus’ students and alumni span the globe—hailing from countries like Kenya, Brazil, China, Germany, Serbia, and India—and of course across the United States and Southern California. A pacesetter in the ADR field, the Straus Institute is committed to preparing the next generation of negotiators, peacemakers, and problem solvers and serving as a driving force for improving the culture of conflict.

About Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law

The Caruso School of Law offers a top-ranked legal education with nationally recognized degree programs committed to the highest principles of professional, ethical, and societal responsibility. With an emphasis on experiential learning, mentorship, faculty accessibility, global justice, and professional formation, Pepperdine Caruso Law offers a juris doctor, two master’s degrees, six joint-degree programs, seven LLM degrees, and five certificate programs. The School of Law houses several clinics and five institutes, including the globally recognized Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Follow Pepperdine Caruso School of Law on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

About Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University is a private Christian university located 30 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles in Malibu, California. Rooted in the Christian tradition, Pepperdine is committed to both the relentless pursuit of truth through academic and scholarly excellence and to embodying Christian faith and values. With students at the heart of the educational enterprise, the University prepares approximately 10,300 scholars across its liberal arts school, Seaver College, and its four nationally recognized graduate schools for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.


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