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Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Hosts 27th Annual Summer Professional Skills Program in Dispute Resolution

Contact Lori Rushford at (310) 506-6342 to enroll or to request a brochure. Visit the School of Law website for more information and to register.

In 2013 the 26th Annual Professional Skills Program drew over 230 participants from 23 states and 7 foreign countries. This year, the 27th Annual Summer Professional Skills Program in Dispute Resolution will feature a panel of nationally recognized experts in dispute resolution Thursday to Saturday, Jun. 19 to 21, at the School of Law, Malibu. 


Hosted by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and featuring a panel of nationally recognized experts in dispute resolution, this comprehensive program provides three days of unique educational opportunities for practicing professionals. Participants will network with nationally prominent faculty, as well as participants from the other specialties at plenary sessions, lunches, and receptions. Early enrollment is recommended since many of the sessions fully subscribe.



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Participants select the process in which they desire expertise (one course only), as all programs will be presented simultaneously. To provide for personalized instruction, enrollment for each course is limited to ensure a close working relationship among the faculty and participants. Course sessions will include lectures, small group discussions, and practice exercises. Faculty and other participants will also provide performance coaching. The synergy of ideas will provide a truly unique learning experience.

The Professional Skills Program in Dispute Resolution consists of 11 three-day courses addressing distinct dispute resolution processes, including: "STAR" - A Systematic Approach to Mediation Strategies; Advanced Mediation: Skills and Techniques; Family Law Mediation – When Time is Not on Your Side; Mediating Complex Construction Disputes; and Strategic Negotiation Skills. Learn more about the offered courses on the School of Law website.

These activities have been approved for 18 hours of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. Pepperdine University School of Law certifies that the activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE.

For more information about the courses and to register, visit the School of Law website.

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