Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Once Again Named #1 Program in the Nation in U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings

March 30, 2018 | The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law tops the U.S. News & World Report rankings for the thirteenth time in fourteen years!

Professor Tom Stipanowich, Professor of Law and Associate Dean leading the Straus Institute, attributes the Institute’s continued success to three factors. “Straus has the advantages of a state-of-the-art curriculum taught by leading scholars and practitioners, an encouraging and helpful dean, and, above all, a phenomenal staff that works hard to provide a highly supportive environment for a diverse population of students from around the world,” said Stipanowich.

The Straus Institute offers academic degrees in the form of a certificate, Master of Dispute Resolution, and LLM, providing lawyers and non-law professionals the opportunity to learn to manage conflict beyond the courtroom in a variety of settings. The Institute’s award-winning faculty members also conduct professional skills training on six continents, providing negotiation, mediation, and dispute resolution skills training programs for law firms, bar associations, governmental agencies, judiciaries, and community groups.

Congratulations to Tom Stipanowich and Sukhsimranjit Singh and the entire Straus faculty and staff colleagues for this well deserved recognition of the amazing academic programs and training and conferences they offer.

3 Responses
  1. Vestricia Llewellyn-Richards

    I an a graduate of the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution and was its second graduate from the Caribbean in 2012. Dispute Resolution is slowly becoming an alternative to litigation in the Caribbean and I am glad that I obtained the necessary practical training to be a part of this welcomed change. The Straus LL.M has been instrumental in my academic and professional pursuits.

    Congrats on your continued success.

  2. My wife and I both graduated in 2010 with LL.M. degrees from Straus. We had an amazing and life changing experience. I highly recommend Straus and have many colleagues who wish they had an opportunity to attend. We feel incredibly blessed to have experienced such an amazing institution and we miss the friends we made and the outstanding professors and staff.