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Thomas J. Stipanowich, J.D.
Academic Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution, and Professor of Law

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  • J.D., University of Illinois, 1980, magna cum laude
  • M. Arch, University of Illinois, 1976
  • B.S., University of Illinois, 1974, highest honors

Curriculum Vitae

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Thomas J. Stipanowich is William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution and Professor of Law at Pepperdine University, as well as Academic Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (ranked number one among academic dispute resolution programs each of the last nine years by U.S. News & World Report), where he teaches courses in negotiation, mediation, arbitration, international arbitration and dispute resolution, contracts and remedies. He is a leading scholar, speaker and trainer on conflict resolution topics as well as an experienced arbitrator and mediator. He is co-author, with Professors Ian Macneil and Richard Speidel, of the groundbreaking five-volume treatise Federal Arbitration Law: Agreements, Awards & Remedies under the Federal Arbitration Act, cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and many other federal and state courts, and named Best New Legal Book by the Association of American Publishers. He also co-authored Resolving Disputes: Theory, Law and Practice (2nd Ed 2010), a law school course book supplemented by many practical exercises. He is the author of many other much-cited publications on arbitration and dispute resolution, and has twice won the CPR Institute's First Prize for Professional Articles (1987 and 2009)-most recently for Arbitration: The "New Litigation." In 2008, he received the D'Alemberte/Raven Award, the highest honor accorded by the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution, for contributions to the field. In the fall of 2010 he was Scholar-in-Residence at the London office of WilmerHale.

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Key Awards/Affiliations
  • Lawyer as Problem Solver Award from the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution, 2011
  • Practical Achievement Award, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, 2010
  • Advisor, ALI Restatement of U.S. Law on International Arbitration

Publications


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Articles


  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, In Quest of the Arbitration Trifecta, or Closed Door Litigation?: The Delaware Arbitration Program, 6 PEPP J. BUS. ENTREPRENEURSHIP & L. 102 (2013) SSRN
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, The Third Arbitration Trilogy: Stolt-Nielsen, Rent-A-Center, Concepcion and the Future of American Arbitration, 22 AM. REV. INT'L ARB. 323 (2012) SSRN
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, The Arbitration Fairness Index: Using a Public Rating System to Skirt the Legal Logjam and Promote Fairer and More Effective Arbitration of Employment and Consumer Disputes, 60 KAN. L. REV. 985 (2012) SSRN
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Revelation and Reaction: The Struggle to Shape American Arbitration, 2011 Y.B. ARB. & MEDIATION (2011) SSRN
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Expanded Review of Awards: Hall Street and Cable Connection, 2010 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SECTION OF PUBLIC UTILITY, COMMUNICATIONS, AND TRANSPORTATION LAW (2010)
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Is Arbitration the 'New Litigation'? The Choice is Yours, L.A. DAILY J., Jun. 23, 2010
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Lincoln's Lessons for Lawyers, DISP. RESOL. MAG., Winter 2010, at 18 SSRN HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Arbitration: The "New Litigation", 2010 U. ILL. L. REV. 1 (2010) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, American Justice at a Crossroads: Remarks of Thomas J. Stipanowich, 11 PEPP. DISP. RESOL. L.J. 169 (2010) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich et al., The Future of Commercial Arbitration: The Speeches, 9 PEPP. DISP. RESOL. L.J. 415 (2009) HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Arbitration and Choice: Taking Charge of the "New Litigation", 7 DEPAUL BUS. & COM. L.J. 383 (2009) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, et al, East Meets West: An International Dialogue on Mediation and Med-Arb in the United States and China, 9 PEPP. DISP. RESOL. L.J. 2 (2009) SSRN
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, The Arbitration Penumbra: Arbitration Law and the Rapidly Changing Landscape of Dispute Resolution, 8 NEV. L.J. 427 (2007) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Conflict Management in Evolution: Three Predictions in ACCL Princeton Symposium, Building the Future, J. AMER. C. CONSTR. LAW., Special Edition, May 2007, at 156
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Real Time Strategies for Relationship Conflict, IBA LEGAL PRACTICE DIVISION MEDIATION COMMITTEE NEWSL., July 2007, at 6 SSRN
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Mediation Could be Key to Improving U.S.-Chinese Business Relations, L.A. DAILY J., Nov. 28, 2007, at 4
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, ADR and 'The Vanishing Trial': What We Know -- and What We Don't, DISP. RESOL. MAG., Summer 2004, at 7 HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, ADR and the Vanishing Trial: The Growth and Impact of Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1 J. EMPIRICAL LEGAL STUDIES 843 (2004) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Howsam, Humana and Bazzle: Recent Cases that may Affect Your Arbitration/ADR Practice, ALTERNATIVES TO HIGH COST LITIG., Mar. 2003, at 51
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Publisher's View on 'The Costs of Arbitration', ALTERNATIVES TO HIGH COST LITIG., May 2002, at 103
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Transition Year Sets Stage for an Expanded Agenda, ALTERNATIVES TO HIGH COST LITIG., Jan. 2002, at 1
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, The Learning Curve: Education and the Culture of Conflict Management, ALTERNATIVES TO HIGH COST LITIG., Jan. 2001, at 32
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Contract and Conflict Management, 2001 WIS. L. REV. 831 (2001) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Arbitration: Future Lies Down a Number of Divergent Paths, DISP. RESOL. MAG., Spring 2000, at 16 HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Behind the Neutral: A Look at Provider Issues, ADR CURRENTS, Dec. 1998, at 1
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, A Systematic, Dynamic Approach to Conflict Management, ADR REP., Sept. 30, 1998, at 1
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich & J. Clark Kelso, Protecting Consumers in Arbitration: Consumer Due Process Protocol Sets Forth 15 Principles for Assuring Consumers a Fundamentally Fari Dispute Resolution Process, DISP. RESOL. MAG., Fall 1998, at 11 HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Resolving Consumer Disputes: Due Process Protocol Protects Consumer Rights, DISP. RESOL. J., Aug. 1998, at 8
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Reconstructing Construction Law: Reality and Reform in a Transactional System, 1998 WIS. L. REV. 463 (1998) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, The Multi-Door Contract and Other Possibilities, 13 OHIO ST. J. ON DISP. RESOL. 303 (1998) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Punitive Damages and the Consumerization of Arbitration, 92 NW. U. L. REV. 1 (1997) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, The Growing Debate Over 'Consumerized' Arbitration: Adding Cole to the Fire, DISP. RESOL. MAG., Summer 1997, at 20 HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, At the Cutting Edge: Conflict Avoidance and Resolution in the Construction Industry, ADR & THE LAW (1997)
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, What's a NCCUSL? The Uniform Law Commissioners Tackle the Uniform Arbitration Act, ADR REP., June 11, 1997, at 5
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, NASD Should Reconsider Its Punitives Cap, ALTERNATIVES TO HIGH COST LITIG., Feb. 1997, at 13
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Beyond Arbitration: Innovation and Evolution in the United States Construction Industry, 31 WAKE FOREST L. REV. 65 (1996) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Charting the Course: The 1994 Construction Industry Survey on Dispute Avoidance and Resolution--Part II, CONSTR. LAW., Apr. 1996, at 8 HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich & Leslie King O'Neal, Charting the Course: The 1994 Construction Industry Survey on Dispute Avoidance and Resolution--Part I, CONSTR. LAW., Nov. 1995, at 5 HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, The Quiet Revolution Continues: Mediation and Other Emerging Approaches to Construction Conflicts, DART Professional Papers Series (1993)
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, The Quiet Revolution Comes to Kentucky: A Case Study in Community Mediation, 81 KY. L.J. 855 (1993) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich & Douglas A. Henderson, Settling Disputes by Mediation, Mini-Trial and Other Processes--The ABA Forum Survey, CONSTR. LAW., Apr. 1992, at 6; J. BUILDING RES. & INFO. (1993); CONSTRUCTION CONFLICT MANAGEMENT & RESOLUTION (1992); PREVENTING AND RESOLVING CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES (1991) HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Of "Procedural Arbitrability": The Effect of Noncompliance With Contract Claims Procedures, 40 S.C. L. REV. 847 (1989) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Rethinking American Arbitration, 63 IND. L.J. 425 (1988) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Arbitration and the Multiparty Dispute: The Search for Workable Solutions, 72 IOWA L. REV. 473 (1987); 6 Y.B. CONSTRUCTION ARTICLES 813 (1987); FUTURE SHOCK: A SURVIVAL GUIDE TO JOBSITE REGULATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN THE 90S (ABA 1990) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Punitive Damages in Arbitration: Garrity v. Lyle Stuart, Inc. Reconsidered, 66 B.U. L. REV. 953 (1986) SSRN HeinOnline

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