Ali Arif

Ali Arif
Ali Arif is earning his Juris Doctorate at Pepperdine University with a Straus Certificate in Dispute Resolution. He earned his BA in Political Science from Berkeley with a minor in Peace & Conflict Studies. Ali wants to pursue a career involving international law, and light of his interest in travel and international politics, he recently moved to London to further his legal studies. His work experience ranges from clerking at a bankruptcy court and at a commercial division in the High Court of Uganda to working at law firms doing immigration cases and asylum petitions. Ali is conversational in Arabic and enjoys hiking and NFL football.

David v David: Battle of California’s Goliaths

On September 13, 1859, a group of about seventy three men arrived during the early dawn hours on the shores of Lake Merced to witness a duel between David Smith Terry and David Colbreth Broderick. The newspapers had given the impending duel so much attention that the...

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Creating Solutions

Creating Solutions to Address Mediator and Party Prejudice in Mediation It is clear that the problem of mediator prejudice stems from both structural issues of the mediation process as well as psychological and idiosyncratic tendencies of the mediator. Solutions to...

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Prejudice at the Mediation Table

How Informality, Confidentiality, and Neutrality Perpetuate Prejudice at the Mediation Table Prejudice at the mediation table is a real problem. Professors and students at the University of New Mexico Schools of Law and Sociology undertook a study exploring the...

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Negotiation Theory

Negotiation Theory and Practice during the Camp David Summit of 2000 I. Introduction     The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is one of the longest running disputes in modern history.  It is a very complex issue which can be traced back to ancient...

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