Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson is Managing Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and Professor of Law, Pepperdine School of Law.  B.A., magna cum laude, University of California, San Diego, 1977.  J.D., Hastings College of Law, 1980.

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Articles and Video:

Legal Process of Arbitration vs. Mediation (08/05/19)
Peter Robinson discusses differences between legal arbitration and mediation - mediation being the more effective process.

Interview with Peter Robinson - Views from the Eye of the Storm (02/29/16)
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Peter Robinson, Co-Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, filmed as part of's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Preview: "Strategic Negotiation" DVD Course (03/28/13)
This is a preview of the DVD "Strategic Negotiation: Integrating Negotiation Approaches to Achieve Best Results" with Randy Lowry and Peter Robinson. Full information on the DVD is available here.

From Peter Robinson (09/06/07) has been an invaluable resource for the world wide mediation community to improve and promote mediation. It presents accurate and sensitive perspectives of issues critical to the development and practice of mediation. We are happy to help salute it on this important anniversary! Keep up the great work.

Stipanowich Joins Robinson to Direct Pepperdine's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (01/24/06)

Pepperdine University has named Thomas Stipanowich as academic director and Peter Robinson as managing director of the School of Law’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Currently ranked by US News & World Report as the nation’s number one dispute resolution program, the Straus Institute has held the top ranking four years out of the previous seven.


The Mediators: Views from the Eye of the Storm Vol. I
Views from the Eye of the Storm

Featuring 31 of the most experienced mediators in the world.

This two-hour DVD is a "highlight" film of compelling commentary from pioneers and leaders in the field of mediation.

(2006) ISBN # 1-933857-04-8

This video is also available by online streaming here

DVDs are available for shipment to the United States and Canada. International purchasers are asked to order the online streaming version of this resource at

5 CLE Credit Hours

Join Randy Lowry and Peter Robinson for an informative and entertaining tour through the world of strategic negotiation, including both competitive and collaborative approaches. The end goal is that of assisting you to most capably integrate both negotiation approaches to your and your clients' advantage.  If you really want to understand how to effectively negotiate, this course is for you.

Topics Include:

  • Negotiation Styles & Dynamics 
  • Decision-making in the Face of Uncertainty
  • Managing Mixed Motives: Competition & Cooperation 
  • Avoiding Exploitation
  • Predictable Characteristics of Competitive Bargaining 
  • Geometry of Distributive Bargaining
  • Strategy Regarding Opening Offers
  • Capturing the Creativity of Collaborative Bargaining
  • Identifying Underlying Interests
  • Integrative Bargaining Roadmap
  • Three Dimensions of Negotiation Success

Supportive written materials included with the 5 hour course.

Each order of the course is only to be used per one individual. Only one certificate will be issued per order. Group Discounts are available. Please email us at or by phone at 541-345-1629 to discuss.

Approved for 5 CLE Credits - Six month access.

Strategic Negotiation: