​London Program Information

2018 Program Dates

July 2 - July 28, 2018

Date Day Event 
July 2, 2018 Monday Mandatory Orientation
July 3, 2018 Tuesday Classes Begin
July 25, 2018 Wednesday Classes End
July 26, 2018 Thursday Study Period
July 27-28, 2018 Friday-Saturday Final Exam Period

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Please plan to attend the orientation on Monday, July 2, 2018. The orientation will take place in Somerset House, SW1.09. Classes begin on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Blackboard Ole provides important information to help students prepare for their arrival in London. Access to Blackboard Ole is provided upon acceptance into the program.

Program Director

The 2018 London program will be directed on-site by Dean Stephen Ferruolo, Professor of Law and Dean of the University of San Diego School of Law. 


The USD London Program is based at the Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College London (KCL). Established in 1831, the Dickson Poon School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in England and ranked among the top law schools in the world. The Dickson Poon School of Law is housed in the recently-renovated 18th-century Somerset House East Wing on KCL's campus near the Strand, in the heart of the British legal and political world and surrounded major global law firms. The School's state-of-the-art facilities were opened by Her Majesty the Queen in February 2012. Since 2013, USD School of Law and the Dickson Poon School of Law have had an exchange program pursuant to which students from each school are able to visit the other for a semester or year, respectively. The USD London Summer Program was relocated to the Dickson Poon School of Law in 2015.

Course Descriptions

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Faculty Biographies

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Educational Program Activities

Students will be immersed in the legal life of London and the United Kingdom with visits to the Royal Courts of Justice, the Supreme Court, and the Inns of Court. There may also be special presentations by local judges, barristers and solicitors.

If you have additional questions, please contact:

(619) 260-7854