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Maureen Arellano Weston, J.D.
Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • J.D., University of Colorado, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of Denver, magna cum laude

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Maureen Weston is Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law and Director of the Entertainment, Media & Sports Dispute Resolution Project. She received her J.D. from the University of Colorado, and B.A. in Economics/Political Science at the University of Denver. Professor Weston teaches courses on arbitration, mediation, negotiation, international dispute resolution, legal ethics, and U.S. and international sports law. She is Director of the Entertainment, Media & Sports Dispute Resolution Project, serves as Faculty Advisor to the Sports & Entertainment Law Society and Dispute Resolution Journal, and as coach for ICC Mediation Advocacy and Sports & Entertainment Law Negotiation competitions. Weston has taught law at the University of Oklahoma, University of Colorado, University of Las Vegas Nevada, Hamline, and in Oxford, England. Prior to teaching, Weston practiced law with Holme Roberts & Owen and Faegre & Benson in Colorado. She is actively involved in programs furthering opportunities for students to gain experience in negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Her service membership includes subcommittee Chair for the ABA, Law School Division, Arbitration Competition, AALS Sports Law Executive Committee, and former chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Education Committee and Representation in Mediation Competition. She is a member on the Boards of Directors at the University of Colorado School of Law Alumni Board, the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette School of Law, Malibu Little League, and Editorial Board of LawInSport. A frequent speaker at conferences, Weston is co-author of casebooks on sports law and arbitration and has written numerous articles in the area of Olympic and International Sports Arbitration, disability law, sports law, and dispute resolution.



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  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Symposium Introduction: The New Normal in College Sports: Realigned and Reckoning, 41 PEPP L. REV. 209 (2014) SSRN
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, The Accidental Preemption Statute: The Federal Arbitration Act and Displacement of Agency Regulation, 6 PENN ST. Y.B. ON ARB. & MEDIATION 59 (2013) SSRN
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Gamechanger: NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Licensing Litigation and the Future of College Sports, 3 MISS. SPORTS L. REV. 79 (2013) SSRN
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, The Public Costs of Private Judging, Univ. of Nebraska Law-Lincoln, Conference on Justice, Conflict and Well-Being (2013) (Springer Publications)
  • Maureen A. Weston, The Death of Class Arbitration After Concepcion?, 60 KAN. L. REV. 767 (2012) SSRN
  • Maureen A. Weston, NCAA Sanctions: Assigning Blame Where it Belongs, 52 B.C. L. REV. 551 (2011) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Maureen A. Weston, The Other Avenues of Hall Street and Prospects for Judicial Review of Arbitral Awards, 14 LEWIS & CLARK L. REV. 929 (2010) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, A Reflection on American Justice at a Crossroads: A Public and Private Crisis, 11 PEPP. DISP. RESOL. L.J. 175 (2010) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Anatomy of the First Public International Sports Arbitration and the Future of Public Arbitration after USADA v. Floyd Landis, 2009-10 Y.B. ARB. & MEDIATION 234 (2010) SSRN
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Doping Control, Mandatory Arbitration, and Process Dangers for Accused Athletes in International Sports, 10 PEPP. DISP. RESOL. L.J. 5 (2009) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Simply a Dress Rehearsal? U.S. Olympic Sports Arbitration and De Novo Review at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, 38 GA. J. INT'L & COMP. L. 97 (2009) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, The Fantasy of Athlete Publicity Rights: Public Fascination and Fantasy Sports' Assertion of Free Use Place Athlete Publicity Right on an Uncertain Playing Field, 11 CHAP. L. REV. 581 (2008) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Preserving the Federal Arbitration Act by Reining in Judicial Expansion and Mandatory Use, 8 NEV. L.J. 385 (2007) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Universes Colliding: The Constitutional Implications of Arbitral Class Actions, 47 WM. & MARY L. REV. 1711 (2006) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Internationalization in College Sports: Issues in Recruiting, Amateurism, and Scope, 42 WILLAMETTE L. REV. 829 (2006) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, The Intersection of Sports and Disability: Analyzing Reasonable Accommodations for Athletes with Disabilities, 50 ST. LOUIS U. L.J. 137 (2005) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Reexamining Arbitral Immunity In an Age of Mandatory and Professional Arbitration, 88 MINN. L. REV. 449 (2004) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Confidentiality's Constitutionality: The Incursion on Judicial Powers to Regulate Party Conduct in Court-Connected Mediation, 8 HARV. NEGOT. L. REV. 29 (2003) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, California New Arbitrator Ethics Standards: A Primer for Compliance and Confusion?, DISP. RESOL. SERV. NEWS, Oct. 2002; ABA ARBITRATION SECTION NEWSL., Dec. 2002
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Checks on Participant Conduct in Compulsory ADR: Reconciling the Need for Good-Faith Participation, Autonomy, and Confidentiality, 76 IND. L.J. 591 (2001) HeinOnline
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Academic Standards or Discriminatory Hoops: Learning-Disabled Student-Athletes and the NCAA Initial Academic Eligibility Requirements, 66 TENN. L. REV. 1049 (1999) SSRN HeinOnline

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