May 22 - July 24, 2018
- May 22 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- May 30 - One time Wednesday make-up class 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
- June 5 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- June 12 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- June 19 - 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- June 26 - 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- July 3 - NO CLASS
- July 10 - 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- July 17 - 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- July 24 - 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Summer Program Coursework and Faculty
Pre-requisite: 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.