Co-Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Assistant Professor of Law B.A., magna cum laude, University of California, San Diego, 1977 J.D., Hastings College of Law, 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 has presented advanced negotiation and mediation skills training in more than 30 states and in Asia, Argentina, Holland, and Israel. Clients he has served include the Asian Development Bank; the United States Information Agency; county, state, and national level bar associations; government agencies at the local, state, and national levels; and private sector companies in the legal, real estate, consulting, manufacturing and insurance industries as well as the JAMS/Endispute Company.
He has served as secretary of the Southern California Mediation Association, the president of the board for the Christian Conciliation Service of Los Angeles, and 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 teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes; Mediation Seminar; Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy; and Communication and Conflict.