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Block 1: One-Week Intensive

May 20 - 24, 2019

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. No class on Wednesday, May 22.

Program Courses and Faculty

Mediation Theory and Practice

This course explores the various theories underlying and practices basic to mediation. The mediation process is organized into a series of stages, and basic mediation skills and techniques appropriate to each stage are identified and cultivated. Simulations and experiential exercises provide students with an opportunity to develop proficiency as mediators and to rigorously analyze appropriate roles and behavior as mediators and advocates taking into account the legal, ethical and public policy issues surrounding the practice of mediation.

Lela Love is Professor of Law and Director of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (NYC). She started one of the first mediation clinics in the U.S. and regularly trains mediators both nationally and internationally. She has an active practice as a neutral, ranging from community disputes to complex litigated matters. Professor Love has written widely on the topic of dispute resolution, including three law school textbooks, many journal articles, and The Middle Voice (with Joseph Stulberg). She is past chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. In her chair year, she spearheaded the first International Mediation Leadership Summit in the Hague.

Daniel Weitz is the Director of the Division of Professional and Court Services and Statewide Coordinator of the Office of ADR Programs for the New York State Unified Court System. Dan oversees the statewide responsibilities of alternative dispute resolution, attorney for the child contracts, judiciary civil legal services contracts, office of language access, criminal disposition reporting, office of grants and contracts, guardianship and fiduciary services, legal information, office of the court record, parent education and awareness program, records management, the federally funded child welfare court improvement project, the court appointed special advocates assistance program, the children=s centers program, and operational issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. As ADR Coordinator, Dan oversees a statewide program of court-annexed ADR initiatives involving mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation, parenting coordination and collaborative law. He also directs the Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program.

Dan serves as Co-Counsel to the Board of Governors of the New York State Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program. He is a past Chair of the New York City Bar Association ADR Committee and past Co-Chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section, Court ADR Committee. Dan has also served on the NYC Bar Domestic Violence Committee and Science and Law Committee. Dan was appointed by New York's Chief Judge to serve on the Unified Court System=s Matrimonial Commission for which he Co-Chaired the Subcommittee on The Use of Experts. He also served as Counsel to the Technology and Case Management Subcommittee of the New York State Judicial Advisory Council.

Dan has over eighteen years of experience as a court administrator and twenty six years of experience in the field of ADR, serving as an administrator, professor, trainer and practitioner. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Mediation at Cardozo School of Law, an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at NYU School of Law and has taught ADR and conflict resolution related courses at Vermont Law School, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Long Island University. Dan is an international ADR speaker having presented across the United States and beyond including Japan, China, Thailand and South Africa. He has also served as mediator in a wide range of matters including, general civil, family, employment, human rights, community, and police conduct cases.

 Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Strategic Alliances

Alliances or Business Relationships are the critical success factors that bring great innovation to the market fast, enable successful new market penetration as well as the amortization of R&D investment with suppliers or joint venture partners. This fast moving and substance packed class will enable you to understand how to use Alliances to achieve both your personal and your organizational goals. Whether as an individual entrepreneur or practitioner,a corporate executive or a non profit one, you will learn how to use a systematic framework, process and tools for planning, forming, operating and reviewing your business relationships, and develop personal skills in relationship management and conflict resolution for both simple and complex multilateral and consortia based relationships. You will learn the secrets of supplier and customer relationship management and how to re-launch a failing alliance as well as terminate one that must end. The class is highly interactive with case studies, breakout sessions, games and simulations.

Larraine Segil is a serial entrepreneur who has been CEO of companies in aerospace, healthcare, financial and professional services. She now provides her leadership, global management, conflict resolution, relationship management and strategic expertise as an executive coach to CEO's of both small and large organizations. She serves on the Board of Frontier Communications, a Fortune 200 company and on the Board of three private companies, Vanir Construction Management Company (Sacramento CA), APCO Worldwide, PR and Crisis Management(Washington DC) and Kandela, a Concierge for People who Move (Los Angeles CA) where she is also Chairman.  She is Chair and CEO of The Exceptional Women Awardees Foundation. (www.ExceptionalWomenAwardees.com) - Changing Lives, One Woman At A TIme.

She holds three graduate degrees in classics, law and business (Honors (MA Equivalent), JD and MBA). Larraine taught Executive Education in Alliances at Caltech for 24 years. In her spare time, she writes children's songs and books selling on Audible.com and runs an agricultural urban farming company in Los Angeles making artisanal cheeses and jams.

MCLE Credit

Each course has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. Pepperdine School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE.

Housing and Residence Life

The George Page Residential Complex, located across the street from the School of Law, will be available for a limited number of summer school students. The residential complex offers four-bedroom, single-bath apartments with kitchen, living, and dining areas. The housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early reservation is advised. On-campus recreation facilities include an Olympic-size pool, tennis courts, weight room, gym, and track.

On-Campus Housing and Residence Life Information and Registration

MalibuĀ Area Hotels and Restaurants

If you have further questions, you may e-mail housing@pepperdine.edu.