Acquiring Wealth, Power, and Success, Morally and Ethically | Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution | School of Law | Pepperdine University

Acquiring Wealth, Power, and Success, Morally and Ethically

Faculty: Dennis Torres

A critical-thinking class that examines how personal and financial wealth, power, and success can be acquired and maintained through moral and ethical means. While definitions of these terms will be explored, the course does not seek to define them for the individual, but rather to help develop the skills necessary to analyze choices and consequences that will ultimately define the life experience.

What you will learn:

This course will also explore the following in the context of pragmatic daily living and business practice:

  • A sure fire way to create wealth
  • What anger is about and how to get rid of it
  • How to maintain neutrality despite your personal biases
  • The difference between addictions and preferences
  • How to rid yourself of undesirable habits and create desirable ones

Dennis Torres is the executive director of real estate at Pepperdine University. He is also an adjunct professor of negotiation, dispute resolution, and critical thinking at the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business Management. Torres received his master of dispute resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law. He is a skilled, talented mediator, arbitrator and negotiator who is committed to serving the best interests of all parties. Torres has successfully settled and negotiated thousands of disputes and contracts throughout his professional career.