Peter Robinson is a professor and faculty member with over 30 years at Pepperdine Caruso Law. As first co-director and then managing director of the law school's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Professor Robinson helped build Straus into the nation's premier law school-based dispute resolution program, ranked #1 for over a dozen years on his watch. Professor Robinson has transformed the lives of generations of Pepperdine Caruso Law students, launching them into successful careers in arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. He has presented advanced negotiation and mediation skills courses in more than thirty states and in Argentina, Canada, England, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, France, and Rwanda.
Prior to joining the Pepperdine community, he served as the director of the Christian Conciliation Service of Los Angeles (CCS), a non-profit dispute resolution center, and a staff attorney for a U.S. Government agency that insures pension benefits pursuant to ERISA. He has served on the board of CCS, Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement, Dispute Resolution Services of the LACBA, the Southern California Mediation Association (SMCA), and the California Dispute Resolution Council. The SCMA recognized him as Peacemaker of the Year in 1999. He is an honorary fellow of the International Academy of Mediators. The Los Angeles Magazine has recognized Professor Robinson as a Southern California Super Lawyer in the area of mediation, intermittently since 2006.