Prof. Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson

Managing Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law

 

 

Peter Robinson is Co-Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Professor of Law. He earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of California, San Diego, 1977 and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1980.

Prior to joining the Pepperdine community, Peter Robinson was the director of the Christian Conciliation Service of Los Angeles, a non-profit dispute resolution center. In that capacity, he mediated more than 300 disputes and pioneered how a religiously based mediation center could serve public agencies through governmental grants. His five years of legal practice included serving as a staff attorney with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation with a specialty in ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Securities Act).

Professor Robinson's humor, energy and ability to articulate lessons from his mediation experiences have made him a popular lecturer and trainer; He regularly presents advanced negotiation and mediation skills training throughout the United States and periodically in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. Clients he has served include the Asian Development Bank, the United States Information Agency, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative, county, state, and national level bar associations; government and non-profit agencies at the local, state, and national levels; and private sector companies in the legal, dispute resolution, real estate, consulting, manufacturing, and insurance industries.

He has served as the secretary of the board for the Southern California Mediation Association, the president of the board for the Christian Conciliation Service of Los Angeles, and on the executive committee for the Los Angeles County Bar Association's ADR section. He is a member of the California State Bar and the American Bar Association ADR Section. Professor Robinson has taught Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes; Mediation Theory and Practice; Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy; and Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation.

Professor Robinson's humor, energy and ability to articulate lessons from his mediation experiences have made him a popular lecturer and trainer; he has presented advanced negotiation and mediation skills courses in more than thirty states and in Argentina, Canada, England, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, France, and Rwanda.

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Peter Robinson

Managing director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and associate professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. Malibu. California. USA.

He has presented advanced negotiation and mediation skills courses in more than 39 states and foreign countries.

He has served on the boards of the Christian Conciliation Service of Los Angeles, Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement, Dispute Resolution Services of the LACBA, Southern California Mediation Association, and California Dispute Resolution Council.

He is a fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, a member of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and was recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer in the area of mediation in 2006.