Peter Robinson is the Co-Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. 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, and Mexico. 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 a fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. Since 2006 Los Angeles Magazine has recognized Professor Robinson as a Southern California Super Lawyer in the area of mediation. Prof. Robinson has taught the ICM's Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy course.