​London Program Information

2019 Program Dates

July 1 - July 27, 2019

Date Day Event 
July 1, 2019 Monday Mandatory Orientation and International Deals Begins
July 2, 2019 Tuesday International Arbitration Begins
July 12, 2019 Friday International Deals Ends
July 24, 2019 Wednesday International Arbitration Ends
July 25, 2019 Thursday Study Period
July 26-27, 2019 Friday-Saturday Final Exam Period

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Please plan to attend the orientation on Monday, July 1, 2019. The orientation will take place in Somerset House, SW1.09. International Deals begins on Monday, July 1, 2019 and International Arbitration begins on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. 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 Co-Directors

The 2019 London program will be co-directed on-site by Michael Devitt, Director of Summer Law Programs Abroad and Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law and Margaret Dalton, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, 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