Tuesday, April 21, 2020
As I previously mentioned, we have a tradition at Pepperdine Caruso Law of honoring our retiring faculty with a "clap-out" by faculty, staff, and students at the professor's last class. Yesterday, we celebrated the remarkable thirty year career of Peter Robinson. As first co-director and then managing director of our Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pete helped build Straus into the nation's premier law school-based dispute resolution program, ranked #1 for over a dozen years on his watch. Pete has been a force of nature, with a legendary work ethic and matchless commitment to his faith and to our students. Pete has transformed the lives of generations of Pepperdine Caruso Law students, launching them into successful careers in arbitration, mediation, and negotiation.
Due to COVID-19, we improvised yesterday with a Zoom clap-out at Pete's last class — appropriately, the class for which he is best known and remembered for: Apology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation:
We followed that with a Zoom happy hour/roast with Pete's colleagues and former students: