London Program Information

Program Dates

June 29 - July 25, 2015

June 29, 2015 Monday Mandatory Orientation
June 30, 2015 Tuesday Classes Begin
July 22, 2015 Wednesday Classes End
July 23, 2015 Thursday Study Period
July 24-25, 2015 Friday-Saturday Final Exam Period


Please plan to attend the orientation on Monday, June 29 at 4 p.m. in Somerset House, SW1.09. Classes begin Tuesday, June 30 at 9 a.m. 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 2015 London program will be directed on-site by Allen Snyder, Professor 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 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. 

More Information

If you have additional questions about USD School of Law's London program, please contact:

Jane Powell, PhD
Director, Graduate and International Programs
(619) 260-4596


Graduate and International Programs
(619) 260-4596


Graduate and International Programs
Warren Hall, Room 207
Phone: (619) 260-4596
Fax: (619) 260-4515


M, T, Th, F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
W: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.