This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Dr. Kenneth Cloke,
a Los Angeles-based pioneer in the field of mediation and dispute resolution.
It includes correspondence, publications, proposals, training manuals, professional
organization and conference materials, course descriptions and syllabi, and
subject reference files.
Kenneth Cloke (1941- ) is a Southern California-based pioneer in the area of alternative
dispute resolution. He received his B.A at the University of California, Berkeley, and
graduated with a juris doctor degree from Berkeley’s Boalt Hall in 1966. He earned a Ph.D.
in History at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Master of Laws degree from
the UCLA Law School. He has done post-doctoral work at Yale University School of Law, and
is also a graduate of the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. In the 1970s and 1980s he worked as an Administrative
Law Judge for the California
Agricultural Labor Relations Board and the Public employment Relations Board, and was
Judge pro tem for the Superior Court of Los Angeles. Since the 1980s, he has served as an
Arbitrator in labor management disputes. He has taught subjects such as history, conflict
studies, urban studies and other subjects at colleges such as Antioch University, Occidental
College, Southwestern University School of Law, UCLA, and University of Southern California.
As of this writing he is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law and
Harvard University School of Law.
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