Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Program
1000 East Victoria Street LIB A501
Carson, CA 90747
Penny A. Roebuck-LaBaun
Assistant Professor of Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
LIB D504 | 310.243.3363 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: M & W 5 - 7pm
Michael H. White, J.D., joined the faculty of the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Program in the Fall 2007. He has been active in the private practice of law in Southern California for 35 years. The emphasis of his business work has been business and commercial litigation, bankruptcy, estate planning, and real estate, among other things. He has substantial experience as a mediator and arbitrator as well as an educator as an adjunct faculty member at the law school and community college levels. Additionally, he has devoted considerable effort to the advancement of civil rights in both teaching and political efforts, including participation in the debate concerning the development of end-of-life issues, the right to die and elder abuse.
Michael brings to the faculty experience in the business community, a litigation orientation, an understanding of and participation in conflict resolution with broad experience and commitment, and an appreciation for the development of techniques and practices of an applied nature in dispute resolution. He continues to actively participate in mediation and arbitration proceedings.
Michael has participated on the board level of non-profit entities that provide pro bono legal services, dispute resolution services and California State Bar Association activities. He has been a long-time member of the Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations, participating in the drafting and processing of proposed legislation and has been a leader in the Beverly Hills Bar Association, a past president of that organization.
Major areas of concern and interest of Michael include the exploration and development of the ethical foundation for peacebuilding participants in the academic programs and incorporating the principles of nonviolence as a way of life. If he isn’t golfing, he is either meditating or reading, or both.
His courses of instruction include Research Design and Interpretation, Skills, Concepts and Tools, and in the future anticipates courses in Family Mediation and Divorce, Ethics and Nonviolence as the Foundation for Peacebuilding.