Peter Robinson, J.D.
Managing Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- J.D., Hastings College of Law, 1980
- B.A., University of California, San Diego, 1977, magna cum laude
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Professor Robinson's humor, energy and ability to
articulate lessons from his mediation experiences
have made him a popular lecturer and trainer; he has presented advanced
negotiation and mediation skills courses in more than thirty states and in
Argentina, Canada, England, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan,
Jordan, Mexico, France, and Rwanda.
Prior to joining the Pepperdine community, he served as the director of
the Christian Conciliation Service of Los Angeles (CCS), a non-profit dispute
resolution center, and a staff attorney for a U.S. Government agency that
insures pension benefits pursuant to ERISA. He has served on the board of
CCS, Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement, Dispute Resolution Services
of the LACBA, the Southern California Mediation Association (SMCA), and
the California Dispute Resolution Council. The SCMA recognized him as
Peacemaker of the Year in 1999. He is an honorary fellow of the International
Academy of Mediators.
The Los Angeles Magazine has recognized Professor Robinson as a Southern
California Super Lawyer in the area of mediation, intermittently since 2006.
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Peter Robinson, Taught three days of conflict management skills to hospice professionals in Nashville, Tenn., 2011 Peter Robinson, Spoke to Peer Mediators from the Asian Pacific Dispute Resolution Center in Los Angeles, 2011 Peter Robinson, Lead faculty for the six day Mediating the Litigated Case at Pepperdine, 2011 Peter Robinson, Hosted an all Straus alumni, faculty and students for a back to school BBQ, 2011 Peter Robinson, Taught three days of conflict management skills to hospice professionals in Nashville,Tenn., 2011 Peter Robinson, Keynote speaker at the Pearlman Conference for Surety professionals, Seattle, Wa., 2011 Peter Robinson, Lunch speaker at the retreat for the Weinstien Fellows from JAMS, Napa, Ca., Peter Robinson, Provided four days of negotiation training for IRS employees who implement international tax treaties, Washington DC, 2011 Peter Robinson, A five day workshop on How to Teach a Law School Mediation Class for Chinese Professors, hosted by the Beijing Arbitration Commission and funded by a grant by the US-China Legal Cooperation Fund, 2011 Peter Robinson, Advanced Mediation Skills for the San Diego Association of Realtors Mediation Program, 2011 Peter Robinson, A workshop on the Use and Misuse of Apology in Mediation and a second workshop on the Use and Misuse of Forgiveness in Mediation at the Annual Conference for California's Family Court Mediators sponsored by the Administrative Office of the Courts, 2011 Peter Robinson, A half day workshop on Negotiation Skills for the Maryland State's Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, 2011 Peter Robinson, The six day Mediating the Litigated Case program in partnership with the Calgary University School of Law in Calgary Canada, 2011 Peter Robinson, Serve as one of four planners and facilitate a panel discussion at a conference on Teaching ADR in Law Schools at Pepperdine University, 2011 Peter Robinson, The keynote address on the Use and Misuse of Apology in Mediation at the California Dispute Resolution Council's annual conference, 2010 Peter Robinson, The six day Mediating the Litigated Case program in Partnership with the Kuala Lampur Regional Dispute Resolution Agency in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, 2010 Peter Robinson, A luncheon address on the Convergence of Policies that Combine to Undermine the Public's Mediation Experience for the Solano County Bar Association and Court Annexed Mediation Program, 2010 Peter Robinson, A three day program on the STAR Approach to Mediation in partnership with the Vermont Law School in Woodstock, Vermont, 2010 Peter Robinson, An Intensive Academic Course on Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation for Lipscomb University, 2010