Pepperdine Caruso Law Wishes Professor Peter Robinson Well in Retirement
Legendary Professor Peter Robinson delivered his final class lecture this week, fittingly in Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation, following a remarkable thirty-year career at Pepperdine Caruso Law. As first co-director and then managing director of the law school's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Professor Robinson helped build Straus into the nation's premier law school-based dispute resolution program, ranked #1 for over a dozen years on his watch. Professor Robinson has been a force of nature, known for his work ethic and matchless commitment to his faith and to our students. Professor Robinson has transformed the lives of generations of Pepperdine Caruso Law students, launching them into successful careers in arbitration, mediation, and negotiation.
As Pepperdine Caruso Law deans, faculty, and staff joined his students to honor Professor Robinson with a Zoom virtual "clap-out" of appreciation at the end of his class, Professor Robinson reminded his students that they are the peacemakers who well-prepared to promote healing among people and nations.
Among those paying tribute to Professor Robinson was Professor Sukhsimranjit Singh, who counts Professor Robinson as a mentor and commented, "Professor Robinson, you have given your heart, your mind, and your soul to the Institute and to the University, and we are so grateful for your commitment and dedicated leadership."
Professor Tom Stipanowich, Associate Dean of Straus, also recounted one of his initial conversations with Professor Robinson in New York, when the two decided formed a lasting partnership. Professor Stipanowich shared his favorite Peter Robinson-isms, and remarked that his dear colleague served "as a perfect complement," in their work to lead Straus.
Thank you and Godspeed, our friend.