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
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.
Professor Peterson now focuses his energies on the Special Education Advocacy Clinic where he directs law students providing advocacy and training to parents of children with developmental disabilities who are regional center consumers. He teaches Special Education Law, Disability Law, and Dispute Resolution in Education.