Meet the Faculty
Richard M. Peterson, LL.M.
Director of the Special Education Clinic and Assistant Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- LL.M., Pepperdine University, 2006
- M.D.R., Pepperdine University, 2001
- J.D., Western State University, 1979
- B.S.L., Western State University College of Law, 1978
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Following admission to the California State Bar in
1979 Professor Peterson spent twenty years practicing
law as a trial attorney where he frequently served the
community as a mediator, arbitrator, and legal representative of developmentally
disabled persons victimized by criminal acts or other civil wrongdoings.
All | Books |
Book Chapters | Articles |
Forthcoming | Popular Press
Forthcoming ArticlesRichard M. Peterson, Caught in the Cross-Fire --The Psychological and Emotional Impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) upon Teachers of Children with Disabilities: A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Analysis, PACE L. REV. (forthcoming)
ArticlesRichard M. Peterson, Examining Context in the Conflict over Same-Sex Marriage and Education: The Relevance of Substance, Process and the People Involved, 2011 BYU EDUC. & L.J. 323 (2011) HeinOnlineRichard M. Peterson, The Persistence of Low Expectations in Special Education Law Viewed Through the Lens of Therapeutic Jurisprudence, 33 INT'L J.L. & PSYCHIATRY 375 (2009) SSRN
Popular PressRichard M. Peterson, Panel Participant, "Becoming A Law Professor: Pathways Into Academia" (Clinical Law Perspective), J. Reuben Clark Law Society - National Conference, Southern Methodist University, 2011. Richard M. Peterson, Speaker, "Promoting High Expectations In Special Education For Children With Disabilities: A Framework For Parent Advocacy," CHADD/U.C. Irvine Child Development Center Guest Speaker, 2011. Richard M. Peterson, Workshop, "Promoting High Expectations In Special Education For Children With Disabilities: Six Steps To Connecting The Dots," California State PTA Annual Convention -Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California, 2011. Richard M. Peterson, Speaker, "Caught in the Cross-Fire - The Psychological and Emotional Impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) upon Teachers of Children with Disabilities: A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Analysis," Germany, 2011.