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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.



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Popular Press

  • Richard 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.

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