Professor Thomas J. Stipanowich
William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution,
Professor of Law &
Academic Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution,
Pepperdine University School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263-4655
About the Straus Institute, Pepperdine School of Law
The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University Law School is among the world's leading university programs on dispute resolution, ranked first in the U.S. in four of the last five years by U.S. News & World Report. It sponsors the most extensive ADR curriculum including an LL.M. and Master's in Dispute Resolution and a certificate program, with 35 courses offered in many formats and locations for law and MBA students, mid-career lawyers, judges, and other professionals, and many international students including Fulbright and Muskie Scholars). It hosts conferences and continuing professional education, provides in-house conflict resolution training for courts, agencies, companies and associations; conducts programs at leading institutions throughout the world; and promotes scholarship and research on negotiation, mediation and arbitration.