Meet the Faculty
Peter Robinson, J.D.
Associate Dean for Business and Finance, Managing
Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution,
and Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- J.D., Hastings College of Law, 1980
- B.A., University of California, San Diego, 1977, magna cum laude
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Professor Robinson's humor, energy and ability to
articulate lessons from his mediation experiences
have made him a popular lecturer and trainer; he has presented advanced
negotiation and mediation skills courses in more than thirty states and in
Argentina, Canada, England, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan,
Jordan, Mexico, France, and Rwanda.
Prior to joining the Pepperdine community, he served as the director of
the Christian Conciliation Service of Los Angeles (CCS), a non-profit dispute
resolution center, and a staff attorney for a U.S. Government agency that
insures pension benefits pursuant to ERISA. He has served on the board of
CCS, Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement, Dispute Resolution Services
of the LACBA, the Southern California Mediation Association (SMCA), and
the California Dispute Resolution Council. The SCMA recognized him as
Peacemaker of the Year in 1999. He is an honorary fellow of the International
Academy of Mediators and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators.
The Los Angeles Magazine has recognized Professor Robinson as a Southern
California Super Lawyer in the area of mediation, intermittently since 2006.
All | Books |
Book Chapters | Articles |
Forthcoming | Popular Press
ArticlesPeter Robinson, An Empirical Study of Settlement Conference Nuts and Bolts: Settlement Judges Facilitating Communication, Compromise, and Fear, 17 HARV. NEGOT. L. REV. 97 (2013) Peter Robinson, Opening Pandora's Box: An Empirical Exploration of Judicial Settlement Ethics and Techniques, 27 OHIO ST. J. on DISP. RESOL. 53 (2012) HeinOnlinePeter Robinson, An Empirical Study of Settlement Conference Nuts and Bolts: Settlement Judges Facilitating Communication, Compromise, and Fear, 17 HARV. NEGOT. L. REV. (2012) Peter Robinson, Settlement Conference Judge - Legal Lion or Problem Solving Lamb: An Empirical Documentation of Judicial Settlement Conference Practices and Techniques, 33 AM. J. TRIAL ADVOC. 113 (2009) SSRN HeinOnlinePeter Robinson, Adding Judicial Mediation to the Debate about Judges Attempting to Settle Cases Assigned to Them for Trial, 2006 J. DISP. RESOL. 335 (2006) HeinOnlinePeter Robinson, Arthur Pearlstein, & Bernard Mayer, DyADS: Encouraging "Dynamic Adaptive Dispute Systems" in the Organized Workplace, 10 HARV. NEGOT. L. REV. 339 (2005) HeinOnlinePeter Robinson, Centuries of Contract Common Law Can't Be All Wrong: Why the UMA's Exception to Mediation Confidentiality in Enforcement Proceedings Should be Embraced and Broadened, 2003 J. DISP. RESOL. 135 (2003) HeinOnlinePeter Robinson & L. Randolph Lowry, Mediation Confidential, L.A. LAW., May 2001, at 28 HeinOnlinePeter Robinson, Gregory L. Ogden, & Alana Knaster, Public Sector Dispute Resolution in Local Government: Lessons from the SCAG Project, 1 PEPP. DISP. RESOL. L.J. 177 (2001) SSRN HeinOnlinePeter Robinson et al., Teaching a New Paradigm: Must Knights Shed their Swords and Armor to Enter Certain ADR Arenas?, 1 CARDOZO J. CONFLICT RESOL. (1999) (symposium issue)