On August 19, the Straus Institute began its academic year and welcomed a diverse group of LLM, MDR, and Certificate students into our top-ranked dispute resolution program. Our students—hailing from Brazil, China, Canada, South Korea, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Republic of Georgia, Turkey, Romania, and the United States—are accomplished lawyers and professionals who share a passion for promoting peace and resolving conflicts across the world. Many students have chosen to enhance their education at Straus with joint degrees in law, public policy, and business—all of which are options offered by our Institute, in coordination with Pepperdine’s Law, Public Policy, and Business schools. We also welcomed a large class of undergraduate students who plan to complete a Certificate in Conflict Management. Over the last few weeks, Straus staff and faculty have worked diligently to plan events for and provide support to our students, ensuring that everyone enjoys a wonderful start to this new academic year!
Pictured: Our international students are all smiles on a trip to the happiest place on earth—Disneyland!