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From Pepperdine’s press release:

The Honorable Daniel Weinstein (Ret.) has made a generous $1 million gift to the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law. The gift will be used to strengthen the academic program and global reputation of the Straus Institute, which has been ranked as the #1 dispute resolution program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 13 of the past 16 years.

The gift will endow the managing director position at the Straus Institute, previously held by professor of law Peter Robinson (2005–17) and held since 2017 by associate professor of law and practice Sukhsimranjit Singh. . . .

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Judge Weinstein is universally recognized as one of the world’s top mediators. He has mediated cases with an aggregate value of billions of dollars annually. . . . He is one of the founding members of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service (JAMS), the largest provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide.

Congrats Pepperdine on this gift and Sukhsimranjit on the endowed Directorship !!