New Employment Mediation Clinic

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), California’s civil rights agency, announced the creation of another educational partnership, this time with Pepperdine University School of Law‘s renowned Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. The partnership will launch a new employment mediation clinic at Pepperdine.

The new employment mediation clinic, which began in August, will allow Department senior attorney-mediators to serve as clinical faculty at the Straus Institute. Students enrolled in the program will prepare Department cases for mediation under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. In addition, they will gain practical experience mediating and settling employment discrimination complaints under the Department’s supervision.

“Our students will experience dispute resolution skills and techniques in all stages of the Department’s administration: pre-investigation, post-investigation, pre-civil complaint and class/group as well as individual complaints,” said Pepperdine University School of Law Dean, Deanell Tacha. “This is an invaluable partnership for Pepperdine students and the community. We are proud to be a part of it.” To read more, please go to:


Al Sturgeon

Assistant Dean for Student Life


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