NAM SCHOLARSHIP TO SUPPORT ADR CURRICULUM AT PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY’S STRAUS INSTITUTE FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION

New York (May 24, 2018) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is proud to announce that it has established a NAM Scholarship to the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. The scholarship will aid in the education of students on the benefits of ADR as they prepare for a career in law, business and other occupational endeavors.

The Straus Institute is one of the world’s leading educational programs in the field of dispute resolution and offers lawyers and non-law practitioners the opportunity to learn arbitration and mediation skills to manage conflict in a variety of settings. Recognized as the foremost academic center of its kind, the Institute brings together an unparalleled full-time teaching and research faculty with scholars and practitioners from around the world. In the over twenty-nine years since its founding, the Straus Institute has established itself as a standard of excellence in preparing effective negotiators, peacemakers and problem solvers and is a driving force for improving the culture of conflict in America.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM stated, “NAM continuously strives to help make a difference in the ADR community, and education is vitally important to the growth and understanding of the dispute resolution process. It is extremely gratifying to know that NAM’s contribution will benefit a deserving student and to help advance his or her educational goals. We are privileged and proud to be able to contribute to a prestigious academic institution like Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.”

Ronald F. Phillips, Senior Vice Chancellor & School of Law Emeritus stated “The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution of Pepperdine University School of Law is most grateful to NAM for its gracious decision to provide a scholarship to a deserving student. The partnership effort between two premier organizations, committed to the resolution of disputes, is most gratifying to us.”

Professor Tom Stipanowich, William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution and the Associate Dean heading the Straus Institute, echoes Chancellor Phillips: “On behalf of the Straus Institute, its terrific faculty and diverse student body, let me add my sincere thanks to NAM and its President and CEO, Mr. Roy Israel, for their important and welcome gift. They are committed, as are we, to helping people find more appropriate, effective and efficient ways of resolving conflict, and this gift and the resulting scholarship offer significant, tangible evidence of that commitment.”

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Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. For the third year in a row, NAM was named the Best ADR Firm in the United States by the 2018 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey and was also was voted the #1 ADR Provider by the 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey. Further, eight of NAM’s neutrals were named National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide.  In 2017, The New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey selected NAM as the No. 1 ADR firm and has done so for the past seven years. NAM was also voted a “Best Overall ADR Provider” in the 2017 Best of the Midwest and New Jersey Law Journal annual surveys.

NAM works with more than 10,000 commercial entities, including more than 50 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of more than 2,500 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a private forum. NAM maintains rosters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and in major cities around the world, with specific expertise in the areas of complex commercial, construction, employment, entertainment, financial services, international, insurance, medical malpractice, personal injury (including third-party and first-party actions), professional liability and real estate dispute resolution. NAM is an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and time-consuming litigation.

NAM provides complimentary continuing legal education programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments, and other legal and business organizations.

Click here to view 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey

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Click here to view The National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions

Click here to view the 2017 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey