Thomas Stipanowich

Pepperdine University School of Law

Professor of Law and Academic Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90263

United States

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Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

Living with 'ADR': Evolving Perceptions and Use of Mediation, Arbitration and Conflict Management in Fortune 1,000 Corporations

19 Harvard Negotiation Law Review 1, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013/16
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 21 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2014
Thomas Stipanowich and J. Ryan Lamare
Pepperdine University School of Law and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - School of Labor & Employment Relations
Downloads 2,258 (2,725)
Citation 1

Abstract:

dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration, litigation, conflict management, evaluation, case assessment, employment, consumer, business, corporate counsel

2.

Arbitration: The 'New Litigation'

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2010, No. 1, 2010, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009/15
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 09 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2010
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 1,507 (5,654)
Citation 2

Abstract:

arbitration, contracts, agreements, dispute, dispute-resolution, litigation, mediation, thin-slicing, choice

3.

ADR and the 'Vanishing Trial': The Growth and Impact of 'Alternative Dispute Resolution'

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2004
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 15 Apr 2009
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 1,139 (8,740)
Citation 6

Abstract:

conflict, mediation, ADR, dispute resolution, court, business sector, employment setting, consumer setting, cost, court-annexed

4.

Reflections on the State and Future of Commercial Arbitration: Challenges, Opportunities, Proposals

Columbia American Review of International Arbitration, Vol. 25, 2014, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014/29
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 05 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2015
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 727 (16,734)

Abstract:

AAA, ADR, appeal, appellate, appoint, arbitration, arbitrator, baseball, bracket, business, CEDR, commercial, corporate,corporation, cost, CPR, discovery, diversity, expedite, fast-track, gender, ICC, JAMS, judicialization, law, lawyer, LCIA, legal, mediation, med-arb, motion, psychology, survey

5.

The Third Arbitration Trilogy: Stolt-Nielsen, Rent-A-Center, Concepcion and the Future of American Arbitration

American Review of International Arbitration, 2012, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012/10
Number of pages: 113 Posted: 02 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2012
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 687 (22,530)

Abstract:

arbitration, arbitration trilogy, Stolt-Nielsen, Rent-A-Center, AT&T v. Concepcion, pre-dispute arbitration agreements, arbitration clauses, class action waiver, Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), adhesion contracts, consumer contracts, employment contracts, delegation, separability, unconscionability

6.

Arbitration in Evolution: Current Practices and Perspectives of Experienced Commercial Arbitrators

Columbia American Review of International Arbitration, Vol. 25, 2014, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014/30
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 06 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2015
Thomas Stipanowich and Zachary P Ulrich
Pepperdine University School of Law and Pepperdine University - School of Law
Downloads 626 (22,100)

Abstract:

AAA, ADR, appeal, appellate, arbitration, arbitrator, business, commercial, conflict, corporate, corporation, counsel, cost, CPR, discovery, dispute, diversity, efficiency, empirical, gender, hearing

7.

Commercial Arbitration and Settlement: Empirical Insights into the Roles Arbitrators Play

6 PENN STATE YEARBOOK ON ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION 1 (2014), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014/20
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Jul 2014
Thomas Stipanowich and Zachary P Ulrich
Pepperdine University School of Law and Pepperdine University - School of Law
Downloads 555 (27,614)

Abstract:

Dispute resolution, ADR, negotiation, commercial arbitration, settlement, mediation, med-arb, med arb, College of Commercial Arbitrators, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, empirical research, dispositive motions, discovery, efficiency, economy, stepped dispute resolution, multi-step procedure

8.

Contract and Conflict Management

Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. 2001, No. 3, 2001
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 16 Apr 2009
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 471 (37,809)
Citation 2

Abstract:

contract, agreements, terms, provisions, clause, interpretation, implementation, binding arbitration, conflict management, attorneys

9.

Arbitration and Choice: Taking Charge of the 'New Litigation'

DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal, Vol. 7, 2009, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009/16
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 03 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2010
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 429 (44,317)

Abstract:

arbitration, criticism, litigation, discovery, motion practice, cost, judicial review, absence of appeal, dispute resolution, conflict resolution, alternative, choice, process, efficiency, control

10.

Lincoln's Lessons for Lawyers

Dispute Resolution Magazine, p. 18, Winter 2010
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 14 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2011
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 376 (44,890)

Abstract:

Abraham Lincoln, litigation, dispute resolution, law practice, legal problem solving, lessons

11.

Managing Construction Conflict: Unfinished Revolution, Continuing Evolution

100 YEARS: CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ARBITRATORS, SELECTED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONALARBITRATION LIBER AMICORUM (Forthcoming), THE CONSTRUCTION LAWYER Vol. 34 No. 4 Fall 2014 (Special “Crystal Ball” Issue) (Forthcoming)., Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014/22,
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 23 Aug 2014
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 348 (47,447)

Abstract:

active retirement, adjudication, appellate arbitration, arbitration, caucus, conciliation, construction dispute, discovery, dispositive motions, dispute board, dispute resolution advisor, dispute review board, diversity, fast-track arbitration, globalization, hearings, lawyers, litigation, mediation

12.

Soft Law in the Organization and General Conduct of Commercial Arbitration Proceedings

Chapter in, SOFT LAW IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION (forthcoming 2014), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014/4
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Mar 2014
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 340 (48,237)

Abstract:

International arbitration, commercial arbitration, soft law, corporations, dispute resolution, efficiency, protocols, ICC, UNCITRAL, conflict management, arbitration tribunal, arbitration hearings, arbitration awards, motion practice, arbitral proceeding, arbitration, softlaw

13.

Protocols for Expeditious, Cost-Effective Commercial Arbitration: Key Action Steps for Business Users, Counsel, Arbitrators & Arbitration Provider Institutions

PROTOCOLS FOR EXPEDITIOUS, COST-EFFECTIVE COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION: KEY ACTION STEPS FOR BUSINESS USERS, COUNSEL, ARBITRATORS & ARBITRATION PROVIDER INSTITUTIONS, T. Stipanowich, ed., College of Commercial Arbitrators, 2010
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 10 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2012
Thomas Stipanowich, Curtis E. von Kann and Deborah Rothman
Pepperdine University School of Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 328 (54,560)

Abstract:

protocols, commercial arbitration, business-to-business arbitration, B2B, litigation, criticism

14.

The Arbitration Penumbra: Arbitration Law and the Rapidly Changing Landscape of Dispute Resolution

Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2007, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008/1
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2012
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 288 (76,176)

Abstract:

arbitration, conflict resolution, dispute resolution, ADR, mediation, statutory reform

15.

The Arbitration Fairness Index: Using a Public Rating System to Skirt the Legal Logjam and Promote Fairer and More Effective Arbitration of Employment and Consumer Disputes

Kansas Law Review, Vol. 60, p. 985, 2012, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012/11
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 13 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 31 May 2012
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 285 (77,276)

Abstract:

Consumer arbitration, Employment arbitration, Adhesion contracts, Rating systems, Consumer due process protocol, Employment due process protocol, Dispute systems design, Class action waiver, Arbitration forum, ADR Provider

16.

Arbitration and the Multiparty Dispute: The Search for Workable Solutions

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 72, p. 473, 1987
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 17 May 2012
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 260 (68,457)

Abstract:

multi-party arbitration, multi-party disputes, consolidated arbitration, consolidation, joinder of parties, California Arbitration Act, Revised Uniform Arbitration Act

17.

National Roundtable on Consumer and Employment Dispute Resolution: Consumer Arbitration Roundtable Summary Report

Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012/22, Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2012-04-01, Penn State Law Research Paper No. 18-2012
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 18 May 2012 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2012
Pepperdine University School of Law, Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law, Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 204 (97,923)

Abstract:

consumer, employment, dispute resolution, arbitration, evaluation, future, arbitration fairness index

18.

Beyond Arbitration: Innovation and Evolution in the United States Construction Industry

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 31, No. 1, 1996
Number of pages: 118 Posted: 15 May 2012
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 184 (73,319)
Citation 1

Abstract:

construction industry, contract, litigation, dispute resolution mechanisms, summary adjudication, arbitration, mediation, minitrial, dispute review boards, early neutral evaluation, partnering

19.

In Quest of the Arbitration Trifecta, or Closed Door Litigation?: The Delaware Arbitration Program

Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law, Forthcoming, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013/10
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 29 May 2013 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2013
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 163 (135,255)

Abstract:

Arbitration, litigation, trial, confidentiality, privacy, Constitution, public access, right of access, First Amendment, Delaware Chancery Court, Delaware Arbitration Program, nonbinding arbitration, ADR, court-connected ADR, contracts, commercial law, corporate law

20.

Revelation and Reaction: The Struggle to Shape American Arbitration

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION: THE FORDHAM PAPERS 2010, Martinus Nijhoff, 2011, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011/11
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 09 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2011
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 147 (146,253)

Abstract:

Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), Supreme Court, Arbitrability, Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. AnimalFeeds International, Rent-A-Center West v. Jackson, Arbitration Fairness Act

21.

'Real Time' Strategies for Relational Conflict

International Bar Association, Vol. 3, No.1, 2007
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 08 Jan 2012
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 76 (215,626)

Abstract:

thin-slicing, conflict resolution, real-time approaches, mediation, arbitration, employment, ombuds, rights-based, integrated workplace systems, health care, construction, dispute review board

22.

The Multi-Door Contract and Other Possibilities

Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1998
Number of pages: 102 Posted: 04 Mar 2012
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 75 (185,361)

Abstract:

arbitration, mediation, multi-door courthouse, multi-door contract, conflict management, dispute review board, partnering, dispute resolution advisor, standing neutral, conflict manager

23.

Reconstructing Construction Law: Reality and Reform in a Transactional System

Wisconsin Law Review, 1998
Number of pages: 116 Posted: 17 May 2012
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 69 (220,156)
Citation 1

Abstract:

built environment, construction law, commercial code, construction code, Restatement, arbitration, mediation, partnering, contract, relational contracts

24.

Punitive Damages in Arbitration: Garrity v. Lyle Stuart, Inc. Reconsidered

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 66, No. 5, p. 953, 1986
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 17 May 2012
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 61 (260,830)

Abstract:

Arbitration, punitive damages, exemplary damages, statutory damages, punitive awards, arbitration awards

25.

Why Businesses Need Mediation

Commercial Mediation in Europe, p. 9, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, 2004, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 Apr 2014
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 57 (224,856)

Abstract:

Mediation, commercial mediation, business mediation, conflict management, cross-cultural, conflict resolution, corporations, EU, arbitration, efficiency, economy, confidentiality

26.

Rethinking American Arbitration

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 63, No. 3, p. 425, 1987
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 17 May 2012
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 56 (262,838)

Abstract:

American Arbitration Association, commercial arbitration, construction arbitration, Forum on the Construction Industry, arbitrators, discovery, award, remedies , dispute resolution, litigation

27.

Of 'Procedural Arbitrability': The Effect of Noncompliance with Contract Claims Procedures

South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 40, 1989
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 05 Jul 2012
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 50 (282,638)

Abstract:

construction claims, procedural arbitrability, contract, agreement, commercial arbitration, dispute resolution, American Institute of Architects (AIA)

28.

American Justice at a Crossroads

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, Vol. 11, 2011, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011/7
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 26 Apr 2011
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 50 (292,069)

Abstract:

arbitration, conflict, litigation, trial, discovery, court rules, dispute resolution, justice, Lincoln

29.

East Meets West: An International Dialogue on Mediation and Med-Arb in the United States and China

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2009, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Apr 2014
Pepperdine University School of Law, Independent, JAMS, Independent, Pepperdine University - School of Law, Independent, Independent, Independent, Independent, Independent and Independent
Downloads 42 (267,130)

Abstract:

Mediation, conciliation, med-arb, arb-med, cross-cultural disputes, Chinese mediation, Chinese arbitration, U.S. mediation, U.S. arbitration, business mediation, hybrid processes, conciliation in arbitration, conflict management, dispute resolution, commercial disputes, corporate disputes

30.

Behind the Neutral: The Critical Role of Provider Institutions

AAA HANDBOOK ON COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION, Thomas Carbonneau and Jeanette A. Jaeggi, eds., Juris Net, September 2010
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 11 Jan 2012
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 42 (324,508)

Abstract:

neutral, arbitration, arbitrator, mediation, mediator, provider institution, conflict resolution, dispute resolution

31.

Punitive Damages and the Consumerization of Arbitration

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 1, 1997
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 17 May 2012
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 35 (336,505)
Citation 3

Abstract:

punitive damages, exemplary damages, arbitration awards, NASD arbitration, FINRA arbitration, NYSE arbitration, Securities Industry Conference on Arbitration, investor-broker disputes

32.

The Quiet Revolution Comes to Kentucky: A Case Study in Community Mediation

Kentucky Law Journal, Vol. 81, 1992-93
Number of pages: 104 Posted: 06 Jul 2012
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 27 (359,733)

Abstract:

dispute resolution, mediation, mediator, court-mandated, attorneys, evaluation, training

33.

The International Task Force on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution: Exploring the Interplay between Mediation, Evaluation and Arbitration in Commercial Cases

Fordham International Law Journal, Forthcoming, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017/4
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Feb 2017
Thomas Stipanowich and Veronique Fraser
Pepperdine University School of Law and Université de Sherbrooke - Group for the Prevention and Resolution of Disputes (G-PRD)
Downloads 0 (161,740)

Abstract:

Mediation, Evaluation, Arbitration, Conciliation, ADR, Facilitation, Med-Arb, Arb-Med, Mixed Mode, Hybrid, Dispute Resolution, Conflict Resolution, Consent Award, Settlement

34.

The Interplay between Empirical Studies and Commercial Arbitration Practice

The Evolution and Future of International Arbitration, Chapter 35, p. 471-485 (Stavros Brekoulakis, Julian D.M. Lew and Loukas Mistelis, eds., Wolters Kluwer Law International B.V. ed., 2016), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017/3
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 22 Feb 2017
Thomas Stipanowich and Marcio Vasconcellos
Pepperdine University School of Law and Pepperdine University, School of Law, Students
Downloads 0 (439,979)

Abstract:

Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Empirical Studies, Empirical Research, Surveys, Mediation, International, Corporate, Commercial

35.

Living the Dream of ADR: Reflections on Four Decades of the Quiet Revolution in Dispute Resolution (Symposium Keynote)

Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, Forthcoming, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017/5
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Feb 2017
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 0 (297,057)

Abstract:

Arbitration, Mediation, ADR, Conflict Resolution, Empirical, Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Commercial, Multi-Door, Employment, Consumer, Diversity, Online, Pound Conference, Quiet Revolution, Construction, Adjudication, Facilitation

36.

Insights on Mediator Practices and Perceptions

Disp. Resol. Mag., Winter 2016, at 4, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 9
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 09 Apr 2016
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 0 (190,137)

Abstract:

mediation, caucus, joint session, mediator, confidentiality, evaluative, facilitative, directive, empirical, survey, dispute resolution, practices, comparison, International Academy of Mediators, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine, lawyers, culture, conflict

37.

The International Evolution of Mediation: A Call for Dialogue and Deliberation

46 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 1191 (2015), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016/1
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 09 Jan 2016
Thomas Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Downloads 0 (36,198)

Abstract:

Mediation, conciliation, arbitration, med-arb, arb-med, dispute resolution, hybrid processes, rule of law, lawyers, culture, conflict, partnering, caucus, cognitive psychology, International Mediation Institute, UNCITRAL Convention on Enforcement of Mediated Settlements, online dispute resolution