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Block 3: Two-Weekend Format

June 13 -15 and 20 -22, 2019

  • Thursdays: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Fridays: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm 
  • Saturdays: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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.

Kenneth (Ken) Fox teaches a full-range of conflict theory and theory-to-practice courses to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. He has taught, trained, and consulted throughout the United States, providing mediation, negotiation, facilitation, workplace conflict management, conflict transformation, and other related services in a variety of settings including federal, state, and local government agencies, regulated industries, schools, universities, courts, workers compensation programs, private industry, and community organizations. Professor Fox formerly practiced business and government law and also has an extensive background in adult and experiential education.

Internationally, Fox has similarly taught, trained, presented, and worked on projects related to a broad range of negotiation, mediation, conflict management, conflict transformation, and conflict theory themes, including in Austria, Canada, England, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Latvia, China, Mexico, Middle Eastern communities, Northern Ireland, Spain, and Turkey. Professor Fox served as a J. William Fulbright senior specialist grantee in law, peace, and conflict resolution studies at the Riga Graduate School of Law in Latvia. He has also served as a Fulbright peer reviewer in his field of law, peace, and conflict resolution studies and currently serves on the Minnesota Fulbright Association Board of Directors. Since 2001, Professor Fox has been part of a series of multi-year U.S. State Department-funded civic education, civil society, and conflict transformation projects, working in-region and directly with Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian, and Lebanese educators and civic leaders. He also serves on the inaugural International Advisory Board for the Afghanistan Centre for Dispute Resolution.


 Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Resolving Conflicts and Systems Design for Organizations and Corporations

Prerequisites: Mediation Theory and Practice OR Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiation Theory and Practice and one of the following Arbitration courses:  Arbitration Practice and Advocacy, International Commercial Arbitration, Arbitration law, International Commercial Arbitration Theory and Doctrine, or International Commercial Arbitration Procedure and Practice.


Diego Faleck is founder of Faleck & Associados, the first dispute resolution firm fully specialized in mediation and settlement counsel in Brazil, with a unique track record in complex business mediations, national and international, and dispute systems design for major national disasters. He received his LLM degree from Harvard Law School and his Phd degree from the University of São Paulo. Mr. Faleck held significant government positions in Brazil in antitrust matters and consumer protection.

MCLE Credit

Each course has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. Pepperdine Caruso 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 Caruso 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

Malibu Area Hotels and Restaurants

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