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Last Updated: November 22, 2019
Richard Chernick teaches Arbitration in the United States (LAW 813) and Arbitration Clause Drafting (LAW 822). He has been on the adjunct faculty of the USC Gould School of Law since 2014.
Chernick is vice president and managing director of JAMS’ Arbitration Practice. He has conducted more than 1,000 large and complex arbitrations – many of them tripartite – and mediations under various rules and before major administering institutions, both domestic and international.
He is the author or co-author of leading texts on ADR, employment ADR and international arbitration and mediation; he is a frequent trainer and lecturer on arbitration and mediation topics. Chernick is a former chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association and the founding president of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. He served as the ABA’s advisor to the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act. His academic experience includes: adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School (former); UCLA Law School (arbitration) (former); USC Gould School of Law (arbitration) (current), and chair of the ADR Program Advisory Board at the USC Gould School of Law.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the arbitration panels of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the Beijing Arbitration Commission, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, the JAMS/Shenzhen Arbitration Panel, the Asian International Arbitration Centre and the Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Franita Tolson was interviewed about where election-denying candidates are running to control voting. "The reasons why Trump's attempt to overturn the 2020 election failed is because there were state officials who refused to substantiate his claims of fraud," she said.
Robin Craig participated on a virtual panel discussion on “Key Recent Environmental Law Developments in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and California Supreme Court,” California Lawyers Association Environmental Law Section, 30th Annual Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite. Yosemite National Park, CA.
“Climate Change Adaptation in the United States.” Integrated Marine Biosphere Research. IMBIZO 6: Marine Biosphere Research: Buoyant Solutions for Ocean Sustainability, United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development activity. Virtual presentation.
“In term-opener, justices will hear Mississippi’s complaint that Tennessee is stealing its groundwater,” SCOTUSblog, October 1. 2021.