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Straus Institute Hosts 24th Annual Southern California Mediation Association Conference
The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the School of Law will host and cosponsor the 24th annual Southern California Mediation Association Conference (SCMA) on Saturday, Nov. 3. Themed “The Working Mediator: Improving the Culture of Conflict,” the event will take place from 8 a.m. at the School of Law, Malibu.
The daylong conference will begin with a keynote address by Kenneth R. Fienberg, recipient of the 2012 Cloke-Millen Peacemaker of the Year Award.
As "America's go-to guy in calculating life's worth" and "America's King Solomon" (Newsweek Magazine, 6/25/12), Feinberg has been key to resolving many of our nation's most challenging and widely known disputes. He is best known for serving as the Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001.
Numerous workshops will follow Feinberg's keynote address, exploring many areas of mediation practice and the first ever Advanced Track co-sponsored by AIM.
The School of Law will welcome Feinberg the night before with a dinner/cocktail reception on Friday, Nov. 2, honoring Peter Robinson with the L. Randolph Lowry Award for Excellence in Research and Academic Achievement. Guest speaker at the event, taking place at the Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica, will be Roger Wolfson, writer for the USA show, Fairly Legal.
The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law is one of the world's leading educational programs in the field of dispute resolution. The U.S. News and World Report has ranked the 25-year-old institute the Number One law school dispute resolution program in the nation for the last eight consecutive years.