Pepperdine's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution will welcome law faculty from across the country to share ideas and resources for teaching mediation from June 21 to 22 at the School of Law in Malibu, California.
One hundred and twenty-eight law professors representing 67 law schools will attend sessions focusing on negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and ADR surveys. Three plenary panel discussions will cover topics such as balancing academic understanding with skills development, fitting ADR into your law school curriculum, and the history of ADR. The seminar aims to give participants a stronger, more focused understanding of how they can successfully incorporate mediation and arbitration skills into their teaching methods.
The event will feature experts such as Tom Stipanowich, academic director of the Straus Institute; Dwight Golann, professor of law at Suffolk University; and Nancy Rogers, Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution is known world-wide as one of the leading educational programs in the field of dispute resolution. Bringing together an unparalleled full-time teaching and research faculty with scholars and practitioners from throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Europe, its curricular offerings serve emerging lawyers as well as experienced mid-career professionals, business persons, and religious and community leaders. In the over twenty years since its founding, Straus has established itself as the standard of excellence in preparing effective negotiators, peacemakers, and problem solvers, in addition to being a driving force for improving the culture of conflict in America.