​London Program Information

*The Summer 2021 London program is currently under discussion. Once a decision has been made this information will be updated. Please direct all inquiries to lawabroad@sandiego.edu.

June 29 - July 25, 2020

London program dates
Date Day Event 
June 29, 2020 Monday Mandatory Orientation
June 30, 2020 Tuesday Classes Begin
July 22, 2020 Wednesday Classes End
July 23, 2020 Thursday Study Period
July 24-25, 2020 Friday-Saturday Final Exam Period

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Please plan to attend the orientation on Monday, June 29, 2020. The orientation will take place in Somerset House, SW1.09. 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 2020 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 Stephen Ferruolo, 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

Courses are not yet scheduled for the upcoming Summer 2021 term.

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