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Entertainment, Media and Sports Dispute Resolution Project

Entertainment, Media and Sports DR Project

In July 2012, the Straus Institute announced a new initiative focusing on dispute resolution in the areas of Entertainment, Media & Sports Law (EMS-Straus). Under the leadership of its Industry Advisor, William Nix, and Director, Maureen Weston, this new project is also being overseen by Straus Institute's Academic Director, William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution and Professor of Law Thomas J. Stipanowich, and Adjunct Professor and Council of Distinguished Advisors Member, Gerald F. Phillips.

The aim of EMS-Straus is to provide a center for industry expert conversations, conferences, domestic and international off-campus programs, student ADR competitions, interdisciplinary coursework and externships in this area. The leaders of the Project have been working closely with the Editors of Pepperdine Law School's Law Review. The Career Development Office and also the University's Center for Entertainment Media and Culture on creating innovative new symposia in these fields. Members of Pepperdine's Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS), bar association, as well as other professional and industry groups have been actively involved in the development and coordinated staging of these activities.

A summary of EMS-STRAUS Activities includes:


For further information regarding the Straus Institute's Entertainment, Media and Sports Dispute Resolution Project, please contact either: Maureen.Weston@pepperdine.edu or William.Nix@pepperdine.edu