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William Struemke Wins Straus Mediation Competition

William (Billy) Struemke, who is completing his LLM in International Commercial Arbitration, was selected as the winner by a distinguished panel of judges in the Straus Institute's Second Annual Mediation Competition.

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Dispute Resolution Law Journal Hosts Annual Symposium in Collaboration with Straus Institute

On Friday, April 1, the Pepperdine Caruso Law Dispute Resolution Law Journal hosted its annual symposium in collaboration with the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

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Straus Institute Hosts Second Annual Mediation Competition

On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the Straus Institute hosted its Second Annual Mediation Competition, bringing together twenty skilled student competitors, dozens of alumni role-players and timekeepers, as well as distinguished judges and practitioners to evaluate the mediations and offer feedback to the participants.

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Professor Stephanie Blondell Presents Keynote Address for 2022 California SELPA ADR Conference

Professor Stephanie Blondell presented the keynote address, titled “Interest Identification: The Secret Vocabulary of Conflict Resolution,” for the 2022 California Special Education Local Area Plan (SELPA) ADR Conference.

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Jacqueline Font-Guzman Discusses The Neutrality Trap in Beyond the Dialogue Speaker Series

Dispute resolution scholar, Jacqueline Font-Guzman, served as the first presenter in the Straus Institute’s Beyond the Dialogue Speaker Series, which highlights faculty whose scholarly contributions advance diversity and equity-based solutions through ADR practices.

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Pepperdine Caruso Law International Arbitration Team Places in Top 16 in Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court Competition

Pepperdine Caruso Law’s International Arbitration Team placed in the Top 16 competitors, on a global scale, in the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court Competition.

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Straus Students Selected for Externships at Renowned Conflict Prevention and Resolution Institute

LLM Students Arjan Bir Sodhi and Katerina Karamousalidou were selected this year to pursue externships at the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution in New York City.

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Professor Sukhsimranjit Presents at Stanford Law School Racial Justice and Equity Symposium

Professor Sukhsimranjit Singh presented his work at Stanford Law School’s Rethinking Systems Design for Racial Justice and Equity, a symposium held by its Gould Center for Conflict Resolution.

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Professor Stephanie Blondell Presents "Race and Policing: Design Interventions" -- The Ohio State University

Professor Stephanie Blondell presented "Race and Policing: Design Interventions" at The Ohio State University on March 11.