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Richard Chernick

Richard Chernick

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

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.   

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Re: Wayne Sandholtz

Wayne Sandholtz, a faculty member part of both USC Gould and USC Dornsife, wrote an op-ed discussing how Trump is “a few steps from becoming a new kind of autocrat –an elected one.” He analyzes how Trump’s strategies and actions mirror those of other elected autocrats, naming Viktor Orban, Vladimir Putin, and Rodrigo Duterte as examples.

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