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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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Books


  • Thomas J. Stipanowich (ed.), COLLEGE OF COMMERCIAL ARBITRATORS PROTOCOLS FOR EXPEDITIOUS, COST-EFFECTIVE COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION: KEY ACTION STEPS FOR BUSINESS USERS, COUNSEL, ARBITRATORS AND ARBITRATION POWER INSTITUTIONS (Thomas J. Stipanowich et al., eds. 2010). SSRN WorldCat
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Jay Folberg, Dwight Golann, & Lisa A. Kloppenberg, RESOLVING DISPUTES: THEORY AND PRACTICE FOR LAWYERS (Jay Folberg ed., 2d ed. Aspen 2010). WorldCat
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Dwight Golann, & Lisa A. Kloppenberg, RESOLVING DISPUTES: THEORY, PRACTICE, AND LAW (Jay Folberg ed., Aspen 2005). WorldCat
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich & Nancy Nelson, COMMERCIAL MEDIATION IN EUROPE: BETTER SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESS (CPR Institute Master Guide Series) (CPR 2005). WorldCat
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich & Peter H. Kaskell, COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION AT ITS BEST: SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS USERS: A REPORT OF THE CPR COMMISSION ON THE FUTURE OF ARBITRATION (CPR 2001). WorldCat
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Ian R Macneil, & Richard E Speidel, FEDERAL ARBITRATION LAW: AGREEMENTS, AWARDS, AND REMEDIES UNDER THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT (1994, Supp. 1997). WorldCat

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