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Maureen Arellano Weston, J.D.
Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • J.D., University of Colorado, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of Denver, magna cum laude

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Maureen Weston is Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law and Director of the Entertainment, Media & Sports Dispute Resolution Project. She received her JD from the University of Colorado, and BA in Economics/Political Science at the University of Denver. Professor Weston teaches courses on arbitration, mediation, negotiation, international dispute resolution, legal ethics, and U.S. and international sports law. She serves as Faculty Advisor to the Sports & Entertainment Law Society and Dispute Resolution Journal, and as coach for ICC Mediation Advocacy and Sports & Entertainment Law Negotiation competitions. Weston has taught law at the University of Oklahoma, University of Colorado, University of Las Vegas Nevada, Hamline, and in Oxford, England. Prior to teaching, Weston practiced law with Holme Roberts & Owen and Faegre & Benson in Colorado. She is actively involved in programs furthering opportunities for students to gain experience in negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Her committee service includes the ABA, Law School Division, Arbitration Competition, AALS Sports Law Executive Committee, and former chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Education Committee and Representation in Mediation Competition. She is a member on the Boards of Directors at the University of Colorado School of Law Alumni Board, the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette School of Law, Malibu Little League, and Editorial Board of LawInSport. A frequent speaker at conferences, Weston is co-author of casebooks on sports law and arbitration and has written numerous articles in the area of Olympic and International Sports Arbitration, disability law, sports law, and dispute resolution.

Authorized publications include: Arbitration: Case and Materials (with Stephen K. Huber) (Lexis Pub.) (3rd ed. 2011); Sports Law: Cases and Materials (8th ed. 2016) (Carolina Press); Tackling Abuse in Sport through Dispute System Design, St. Thomas L. Rev (2016); Money on the Table: Reconsidering College Sports Video Games and Athlete Publicity Rights Post NCAA StudentAthlete Likeness Litigation, 5 Miss Sports L. Rev. 1 (2015); The Clash: Mandatory Arbitration and Administrative Agency Access, 89 So. Cal. L. Rev. 1 (2015); Gamechanger: NCAA Student-Athlete Likeness Litigation and the Future of College Sports, 3 Miss. Sports L. Rev.77 (2014); The New Normal in College Sports: Realigned and Reckoning, 41 Pepp. Law Rev. 209 (2013); The Accidental Preemption Statute: Federal Arbitration Act and Displacement of State Agency Regulation, 6 Penn State Yb. Arb. & Med. 59 (2013); The Public Costs of Private Judging, Univ. of Nebraska Law-Lincoln, Conference on Justice, Conflict and Well-Being (2013) (Springer Pub.); The Death of Class Arbitration After Concepcion, 60 Kansas. L. Rev. 101 (2012); NCAA Sanctions: Assigning Blame Where it Belongs, 52 Boston College L. Rev. 551 (2011); The Other Avenues of Hall Street and Prospect for Judicial Review of Arbitral Awards, 14 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 929 (2010); Anatomy of the First Public International Sports Arbitration and the Future of Public Arbitration After USADA v. Floyd Landis, 2009-10 Yearbook of Arbitration and Mediation (Vandeplas Pub. 2010); Simply a Dress Rehearsal? U.S. Olympic Sports Arbitration and De Novo Review at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, 28 Georgia J. Int'l & Comp. I. 101 (2009); Doping Control, Mandatory Arbitration and Process Dangers for Accused Athletes in International Sports, 10 Pepp. Disp. Resol. J. 5 (2009); The Fantasy of Athlete Publicity Rights, 11 Chapman L. Rev. (2008); Preserving the Federal Arbitration Act by Amending the Statute to Rein in Judicial Expansion and Mandatory Use, 8 Nev. L.J. 385 (2007); Internationalization in College Sports: Issues in Recruiting, Amateurism, and Scope, 42 Willamette L. Rev. 101 (Fall 2006); Universes Colliding: The Constitutional Implications of Arbitral Class Actions, 47 William & Mary L. Rev. 1711 (2005); The Intersection of Disability and Sports: Assessing Challenges to Rules of Participation and Play by Athletes with Disabilities, 50 St. Louis Univ. L.J. 137 (2005); Reexaming Arbitral Immunity in an Age of Mandatory and Professional Arbitration, 88 Minn. L. Rev. 449 (2004); Confidentiality's Constitutionality: The Incursion on Judicial Powers to Regulate Parties in Court-Connected Mediation, 8 Harv. Neg. L.J. 29 (2003); Checks on Participant Conduct in Compulsory ADR: Reconciling the Need for Good Faith Participation, Autonomy, and Confidentiality, 73 Ind. L.J. 591 (2001).


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  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Speaker, Sports Law Dispute Resolution, University of Las Vegas Nevada, 2011
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Speaker, Strategic Negotiation Skills, Straus Professional Skills Program, 2011
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, ABA, Law School Division, National Subcommittee, Arbitration Competition, 2011
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Member, Scholarly Paper Evaluation Committee, Boskey Student ADR Writing Competition, ABA Section on Dispute Resolution, 2011
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Arbitrating Disputes in International and Olympic Sports, Plenary Session, and Arbitration Update 2011, ABA Section on Dispute Resolution Annual Conference, 2011
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, The Future of Sports Agents: Developments and Proposed Changes, University of Texas Review on Entertainment and Sports Law, Austin, TX, 2011
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Speaker, Teaching Arbitration in an ADR Survey Course, Conference on Teaching ADR, Straus Institute, 2011
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Speaker, Selected Issues in International Dispute Resolution - London, Paris & Geneva, Straus Institute, 2011
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Board of Directors, National Sports Law Institute, Marquette School of Law, 2011
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Law Alumni Board, University of Colorado School of Law, 2011
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Board of Directors & Commissioner, Malibu Little League, 2011
  • Maureen A. Weston, Speaker, Legal Issues & London 2012 Olympic Games, Hot Topics in Sports and Business Conference, National Sports Law Institute, Marquette University School of Law, 2011
  • Maureen A. Weston, Speaker, The Future (or Death) of Class Arbitration after Concepcion, Kansas Law Review, Symposium on Arbitration Law, 2011
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Ordered to Mediate, or to Settle? Problems in Court-Ordered Mediation, ABA, Section on Dispute Resolution, San Francisco, CA, 2010
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Arbitration Update, ABA, Section on Dispute Resolution, San Francisco, CA, 2010
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, The Unintended Impact of NCAA Sanctions, Symposium on Legal Perspectives on the NCAA, Boston College College of Law, 2010
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Process Dangers and Proposals for International Sports Arbitration, Pepperdine University School of Law, Faculty Colloquium, 2009
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Arbitration Theory & Practice, Hamline School of Law, 2009
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Ethical Issues in Representing Athletes, Sports Lawyers Conference, Chicago, 2009
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Olympic Sports Arbitration, ABA, Section on Dispute Resolution, New York, 2009
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Organizer & Presenter, Symposium on "Arbitrating Sports: Reflections on Landis/USADA, the Olympic Games, and Future of Sports Dispute Resolution," Pepperdine University School of Law, 2009
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Lessons for International Commercial Arbitration from the Arbitration Model Used for International Sports, University of Georgia School of Law, Law Review Symposium on International Commercial Arbitration, 2009
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Public Arbitration of International Sports Disputes, Faculty Colloquium, St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN, 2009
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Panelist, Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution Symposium, "Wither Arbitration?", 2008
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Faculty Colloquium, Doping Control, Mandatory Arbitration, and Fundamental Rights of Athletes, University of Colorado School of Law, 2008
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, The Fantasy of Athlete Publicity Rights, Chapman School of Law, Symposium, 2008
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Surprising Practical and Legal Issues That Can Arise in Any Arbitration: Lessons from Landis/USADA Arbitration, ABA, Section on Dispute Resolution, Seattle, WA, 2008
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Troubling Ethics Issues in ADR: Time to Modify the Rules to Catch Up with Reality?, AALS Annual Meeting, Section on ADR and Professional Responsibility, New York, 2008
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Legal Issues Arising In the Floyd Landis/USADA Arbitration, Marquette University, Sports Law Institute, 2007
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Judicial Review of Arbitration Agreements and Awards; Using Mediation Skills to Propel a Lawyering Practice, and Neutral Roles in a Changing ADR Landscape: Med/Arb and Other Issues "Along the Borderline." ABA Section on Dispute Resolution, Washington DC, 2007
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Beyond Vacatur: Revising the FAA to Provide Meaningful Remedial Options, UNLV Law School, Conference on Rethinking the Federal Arbitration Act, 2007
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, When Client Confidentiality Endangers Third Persons, J. Reuben Clark Conference, 2007

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