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Peter Collisson

Peter Collisson

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: May 19, 2017




Pete Collisson is currently in private practice in Laguna Beach. During his legal career he has been in law firms of all sizes, including his present solo practice, as a business litigation attorney. He has worked in the field of arbitration as both an attorney representing parties and as an arbitrator for 40 years, and has experience in commercial, construction, and other forms of arbitration.

He has been an arbitrator in hundreds of cases, and has served both as an individual arbitrator and on three-arbitrator panels. He has had extensive service as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association and has represented it and some of its arbitrators in state and federal court proceedings arising out of arbitrations. He has taught arbitration-related courses for the AAA, the Rutter Group, and the California Continuing Education of the Bar, as well as teaching an arbitration course at a local law school.

Collisson also served as the Chair of the California State Bar’s Committee on Federal Courts and has been active in his community as volunteer for many years in the Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters and a legal advisor to a nonprofit group devoted to replenishing the planting of native species of plants. He was a director for 20 years of the public agency in charge of utilities and other aspects of public services for his residential community, and served as president of that community’s homeowners’ association.

 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Tribune
December 6, 2018
Re: Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks was quoted in an article exploring the economic and social costs that occur due to the mistreatment of persons suffering from mental illness. "Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of Schizophrenia," she said. "My prognosis was ‘grave’: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, or get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness.” The author of the article went on to discuss the ways that people dealing with mental health issues should be cared for, arguing that they "have the right to live with dignity just as anyone with diabetes or hypertension or heart disease. Mental illness, after all, is an illness like any other."

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Sam Erman
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Jody David Armour
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"Where Bias Lives in the Criminal Law and its Processes: How Judges and Jurors Socially Construct Black Criminals," American Journal of Criminal Law 45 (2018): 203.