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Block 1: One-Week Intensive

May 21 - 25, 2018

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. No class on Wednesday, May 23.

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.

Sharon Press is a Professor of Law and serves as the director of the nationally ranked Dispute Resolution Institute at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. At Mitchell Hamline, Press teaches mediation, a mediation clinic, negotiation and advanced international business negotiation. In addition, Press directs the Jerusalem Study Abroad Program: Conflict Resolution from Religious Traditions; coaches the Mediation Representation Teams; and serves as the academic advisor to the students who are completing a Certificate in Conflict Resolution. Press is a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Ethics Board, serves as chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association ADR Section Council and is secretary of Community Mediation and Restorative Services (CMRS) Board, and is a member of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation Board and the Community Dispute Resolution Programs Advisory Council. She also mediates regularly for the Dispute Resolution Center at Ramsey County Conciliation Court.

William "Bill" Froehlich is the Associate Director of the Divided Community Project and the Langdon Fellow in Dispute Resolution at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he teaches mediation, negotiation, and alternative dispute resolution, and manages Moritz's nationally regarded Program on Dispute Resolution.  A former labor attorney, Bill served as an advocate in mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution forums. Bill earned his J.D. from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law and is a graduate of Denison University.

 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.