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Pamela Hemminger

Pamela Hemminger

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: May 22, 2017




Pamela Hemminger is a full-time neutral arbitrator and mediator on the special employment, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and national class-action panels of the American Arbitration Association. She has served as an arbitrator in more than 100 cases. Prior to becoming a full-time neutral, she was a partner of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles for more than 25 years.

She is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a past Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, a gubernatorial appointee and former Chair of the California Law Revision Commission, a former Director of the nonprofit Dispute Resolution Services, and an author and speaker on employment and arbitration matters.

She received her JD from Pepperdine University School of Law and her BA from Pomona College. Hemminger teaches Arbitration Advocacy.

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
September, 2018

Sam Erman wrote an op-ed, "Devastation Without Representation in Puerto Rico," posted to The Los Angeles Times on September 20, 2018.

Gregory Keating
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"Principles of Risk Imposition and the Priority of Avoiding Harm," Revus [Online] (2018).

Jody David Armour
September, 2018

"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.