Straus Institute Faculty

 

Full-time Faculty

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson

Associate Dean for Business and Finance, Managing Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Professor of Law
B.A., University of California, San Diego;
J.D., Hastings College of Law

Thomas J. Stipanowich

Thomas J. Stipanowich

William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution, Academic Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Professor of Law
B.S., University of Illinois;
M.Arch, University of Illinois;
J.D., University of Illinois

Stephanie Bell
Stephanie Bell

Assistant Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., Brown University
J.D., University of Washington

Robert Cochran, Jr.

Robert Cochran, Jr.

Professor of Law
B.A., Carson-Newman;
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

Jack Coe, Jr.

Jack Coe, Jr.

Professor of Law
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles;
J.D., Loyola Marymount School of Law;
LL.M., Exeter (England)

 Michael Helfand

Michael A. Helfand

Associate Director, Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of Law
B.A., Yeshiva University;
J.D., Yale University;
Ph.D., Yale University

Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller

Associate Professor of Law
B.A., California State University, Long Beach;
M.A., California State University, Long Beach;
J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law

Richard Peterson

Richard Peterson

Director of the Special Education Clinic and Assistant Professor of Law
J.D., Western State University College of Law;
LL.M., Pepperdine University

Maureen Weston

Maureen Weston

Professor of Law and Director of the Entertainment, Media & Sports Dispute Resolution Project
B.A., University of Denver;
J.D., University of Colorado School of Law


Visiting and Adjunct Professors from California

Rebecca Callahan
Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator
B.A., University of Southern California;
J.D., University of California, Berkeley;
LL.M., Pepperdine University
Steven W. Paul
Mediator/Attorney, Alternative Resolution
Centers
B.A., J.D., University of California, Berkeley
Ken Cloke
Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator
B.A., J.D. University of California, Berkeley;
LL.M., Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
David Peterson
Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator
B.S., J.D., Western State University
Richard M. Coleman
Mediator/Arbitrator, Coleman & Richards
A.B., Georgetown University;
J.D., Harvard University;
LL.M., Georgetown University;
C.D.R., Pepperdine University School of Law
Gerald F. Phillips
Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator, and Dispute
Resolution Consultant
A.B., M.B.A., Dartmouth College;
J.D., Cornell University Law School
Brian Cox
Episcopal Priest/Vice President,
Dispute Resolution Training for the
International Center for Religion & Diplomacy,
and Director, PACIS Project in Faith
Based Diplomacy
B.S., University of Southern California;M.Div.,
Episcopal Divinity School;
M.D.R., Pepperdine University School of Law
Timothy Pownall
Assistant Director, Straus Institute for Dispute
Resolution and Director, PACIS Project in Faith
Based Diplomacy
B.A., Pepperdine University;
M.D.R., Pepperdine University
David Cruickshank
Consultant, Kerma Partners
B.A. and J.D., University of Western Ontario;
LL.M., Harvard Law School
Michael Rainey
Mediator/Arbitrator and Counselor at Law,
Michael Rainey Dispute Resolution Services
B.A., Loyola University;
J.D., Loyola Law School;
LL.M., Pepperdine University School of Law
Anthony A. DiMonte
Private Practice
B.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign;
J.D., Chicago - Kent College of Law
Richard Reisberg
Mediator/Arbitrator, JAMS
B.A., Michigan State University;
J.D., Forham University School of Law
William Eddy
Attorney/Mediator/President, High Conflict Institute
B.A., Case Western University;
M.S.W., San Diego State University;
J.D., University of San Diego
Marcelo Rosadilla
Attorney/International Student and Program
Administrator, Straus Institute
LL.B., Unisinos, Brazil;
LL.M. Pepperdine University School of Law
Max Factor III
Mediator
B.A. Harvard College;
J.D., Yale Law School
Ted Russell
Executive VP, Business Affairs, Digital Media
and Home Entertainment,
Fox Filmed Entertainment
B.A., Cornell University;
J.D., University of Southern California Law School
Paul Fisher
Private Practice
B.A., California State University, Northridge;
J.D., University of San Diego
Eric Van Ginkel
Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator
J.D., University of Leiden, Netherlands;
J.D., Columbia University;
LL.M., Pepperdine University School of Law
John Hurney
Attorney
B.A., University of New Hampshire;
J.D., Cert., Pepperdine University School of Law
Robert A. Uhl
Partner, Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari
B.A., University of Pittsburgh;
J.D., Fordham University School of Law
Jeffrey Krivis
Private Practice Mediator/Arbitrator
B.A., San Diego State University;
J.D., Southwestern University
Alexander Williams
Retired Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles
B.A., Yale University;
LL.B., University of Virginia
Denise Madigan
Mediator, ADR Services, Inc.
B.A., Northwestern University;
M.P.P., Harvard University;
J.D., Harvard Law School
Robert K. Wrede
Attorney/Mediator
B.A., Cornell University;
J.D., Cornell University Law School;
LL.M., Pepperdine University School of Law
John P. McCrory
Attorney/Mediator
B.S., J.D., University of Wisconsin
Michael Zacharia
Co-director, PACIS Project in Faith Based Diplomacy
B.A., University of California, Berkeley;
J.D., UC Hastings College of Law
William Nix
Chairman, Creative Projects Group
A.B., Georgetown University;
M.A., Antioch College;
J.D., Hofstra University;
LL.M., New York University
Judith Hale Norris
Dispute Resolution Consultant
B.A., Universitiy of Maine;
J.D., Boston University School of Law

Visiting and Institute Professors From Around the World

Grant Ackerman
Professor of Management, Columbia Business School
B.A., Pennsylvania State University;
M.B.A., Columbia;
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Jeff Paquin
Division VP/Chief Operations Counsel, Abbott Laboratories
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
J.D. University of Kentucky
Phil Armstrong
Senior Counsel/ADR and Litigation, Georgia-Pacific
LLC (retired)
B.S., University of the Cumberlands;
J.D., University of Kentucky
Don Philbin
Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator
B.A., Trinity University
MBA, University of Texas, San Antonio
J.D., LL.M., Pepperdine University School of Law
Joey Cope
Associate Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution
Abilene Christian University
B.A., Texas Tech University;
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law
Richard Reuben
Associate Professor of Law,
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
B.A., University of Georgia;
B.A., Georgia State University;
J.D., Georgia State University College of Law;
J.S.M., Stanford Law School
James Craven
Attorney/Mediator
B.A., Brigham Young University;
J.D., Gonzaga University;
LL.M., Pepperdine University
Elaine Seifert
Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator
B.A., Simon Fraser University;
LL.B., Dalhousie University;
LL.M., Pepperdine University School of Law
Edward Dauer
Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law, University of Denver
College of Law
A.B., Brown University;
LL.B., Yale University
Ben Sheppard
Distinguished Lecturer and Director,
A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center,
University of Houston Law Center
B.A., University of North Texas;
LL.B., University of Texas School of Law
Cynthia Greer
Private Practice Mediator and Dispute Resolution Consultant
B.A., David Lipscomb;
M.Ed., Georgia State;
Ed.D., Pepperdine University;
M.D.R., Pepperdine University School of Law
Joseph B. Stulberg
John W. Bricker Professor of Law,
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
B.A., Kalamazoo College;
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Rochester;
J.D., New York University School of Law
Karin S. Hobbs
Private Practice, Salt Lake City, Utah
B.S. University of Utah;
J. D. University of Utah
David W. Talbot
Ombudsman, The World Bank, Bangkok,
Thailand/Washington, D.C.
B.A., Utah State University;
J.D., University of Idaho;
MDR, Pepperdine Univesity
Kimberlee Kovach
Lecturer, University of Texas School of Law
B.S., Ohio State University;
J.D., Capital University School of Law
Jim Thomas
Assistant to the President at Lipscomb University
B.A., Lipscomb University;
M.A., Auburn University;
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Alana Knaster
Deputy Director, County of Monterey Resource
Management Agency
B.A., Cornell University;
M.A., University of Michigan;
M.C.P., Michigan Institute of Technology
Wendy Trachte-Huber
Principal, Trachte Huber Consulting
B.S., University of Houston;
J.D., University of Houston Law Center
The Honourable Heather Lamoureux
Prov. Ct. Judge, Prov. Ct. of Alberta,
Crim. Div., Calgary Jud. Dist., Canada
B.A., LL.B., University of Alberta
LL.M., Pepperdine University School of Law
Mark Travis
Mediator/Arbitrator
B.S., University of Tennessee;
J.D., Brandeis University;
LL.M., Pepperdine University School of Law
Michelle LeBaron
Professor of Law and Director of the Program on
Dispute Resolution, University of British Columbia, Canada
B.A., Chapman University;
M.A., Simon Fraser University;
LL.B., University of British Columbia
Daniel Van Ness
Executive Director, International Centre for Justice
and Reconciliation
B.A., Wheaton College;
J.D., DePaul University College of Law;
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
Ilhyung Lee
Associate Professor of Law,
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
B.A., University of Maryland;
M.A., Washington College;
J.D., Boston College Law School
Len Wade
Former Judge, 141st District Court of Texas
Partner, Kelly, Hart & Hallman, Fort Worth, Texas
B.A., Abilene Christian University;
J.D., Baylor University
Lela Love
Professor of Law and Director of Kukin Program
for Conflict Resolution, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
B.A., Harvard University;
M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University;
J.D., Georgetown University
Charles Wiggins
Retired Professor of Law, University of San Diego
and Guest Professor, University of Amsterdam
B.A., University of Washington;
J.D., University of California, Hastings;
LL.M., Yale Law School
John Lowry
Assistant Dean, Lipscomb University College of Business
B.A., Pepperdine University;
M.A., Abilene Christian University;
J.D., Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law
Zena Zumeta
Mediation Training and Consultation
B.A., Smith College;
J.D., University of Michigan
L. Randolph Lowry
President, Lipscomb University and Founding Director,
Straus Institute
B.A. and M.P.A., Pepperdine University;
J.D., Hamline University School of Law
Nina Meierding
Negotiation and Mediation Trainer
B.S. and M.Ed., University of Southern California;
J.D., Ventura College of Law
Cert., Pepperdine University School of Law