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Learn about the Straus MDR at Pepperdine

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Our MDR is now in West Los Angeles

Pepperdine West Los Angeles campus

The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine in Malibu is excited to announce the expansion of their MDR Program to West Los Angeles. Enhance your resume with a time-tested, top-ranked graduate program.

For 11 of the last 12 years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked The Straus Institute at Pepperdine School of Law best in the nation for Dispute Resolution.

Conflict is Everywhere

Conflict is pervasive, yet the competency to manage conflict is rare. Conflict resolution skills are needed to be competitive in our rapidly changing, technologically complex business world.

Why leave conflict resolution up to the lawyers? Human resources managers, law enforcement officers, and executives can propel their organizations and careers with new skills in negotiating, resolving office conflicts, and defusing employee and community disputes before they begin.

Become the leader that you could be. Explore a Master of Dispute Resolution degree today.


Tom Stipanowich Teaching

A Practice-Oriented Approach

The Master of Dispute Resolution allows students the flexibility to customize their education, and gain real world experience through various clinics and externships. Pepperdine offered more opportunities to handle real cases than any other program in the US.

Peter Robinson and Tom Stipanowich at Pepperdine Law

Award Winning Dispute Resolution Education

In addition to U.S. News & World Report, Pepperdine has been recognized by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, California Dispute Resolution Council, American College of Civil Trial Mediators and the International Academy of Mediators.

AAA Collection

World's Largest Conflict Resolution Library

Pepperdine is home to the American Arbitration Association Library and Information Center Collection. Founded in 1954 the AAA Library is the largest collection of conflict materials with over 24,000 titles.