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May 26 - July 28, 2020

  • May 26 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 2 - 5:00 pm -9:00 pm
  • June 9 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 16- 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 23 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 30 - NO CLASS
  • July 7 - 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • July 14 - 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • July 21 - 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • July 28 - 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Summer Program Coursework and Faculty

Mediation Clinic

Prerequisite: Law 1492 Negotiation Theory and Practice and LAW 1422 Mediation Theory and Practice

This practicum offers students the opportunity to actually apply mediation theory in context and to enhance their mediation skills by serving as the mediator in numerous small-claims court cases and other referred disputes. Students share the specifics of their mediation experiences in class and receive feedback on their strategic and tactical choices, as well as on their tone and demeanor. This critical review is designed to cultivate and refine advanced mediation skills. Students must be available to mediate six hours per week during normal business hours.

Stephanie Blondell is assistant professor of law and assistant director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. She supervises the Mediation Clinic and teaches Mediation Theory and Practice and Criminal Law. Prior to joining Pepperdine, she served as the manager of the King County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and Interlocal Conflict Resolution Group, a tri-county labor management and public policy mediation program in the area around Seattle, Washington. Prior to this she was the alternative dispute resolution coordinator for the City of Seattle where she designed and implemented a labor and employment mediation program for city government. Before joining Straus full-time, Bell served as an adjunct professor at Straus, the Seattle University School of Law, and the University of Washington master of public administration program. Bell earned her BA with honors in American civilization from Brown University, and her JD from the University of Washington School of Law.

Alexander H. Williams III is a mediator, arbitrator and discovery referee in private practice with ADR Services, Inc. in Los Angeles. He served as a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court from 1984 to 2008. He presided for 8 years in a felony criminal trial department and for another 13 years in a general jurisdiction civil trial department, handling thousands of cases and conducting hundreds of court and jury trials. A trained mediator, he spent his final three years presiding over a full-time settlement court, where he daily conducted settlement conferences and settled hundreds of cases. Williams was the chair of the Judicial Education Subcommittee of the Court's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Before taking the bench, he served as a police officer, Navy judge advocate, and federal prosecutor.

 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.