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Peter Robinson, J.D.
Associate Dean for Business and Finance, Managing Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and Professor of Law

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  • 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.

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Articles


  • Peter 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) HeinOnline
  • Peter 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 HeinOnline
  • Peter Robinson, Adding Judicial Mediation to the Debate about Judges Attempting to Settle Cases Assigned to Them for Trial, 2006 J. DISP. RESOL. 335 (2006) HeinOnline
  • Peter Robinson, Arthur Pearlstein, & Bernard Mayer, DyADS: Encouraging "Dynamic Adaptive Dispute Systems" in the Organized Workplace, 10 HARV. NEGOT. L. REV. 339 (2005) HeinOnline
  • Peter 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) HeinOnline
  • Peter Robinson & L. Randolph Lowry, Mediation Confidential, L.A. LAW., May 2001, at 28 HeinOnline
  • Peter 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 HeinOnline
  • Peter 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)

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