Professor of Law

LL.M., Pepperdine University
J.D., University of Wyoming
A.S.B., Central Pennsylvania College

Since her start with the College of Law in 1999, Dean Exon has offered a wealth of legal knowledge to her students, and enjoys using innovative teaching methodologies. She focuses her teaching on the areas of Civil Procedure, Mediation, and Negotiation. She began her tenure as an Assistant Professor of Law, was granted tenure in 2006, and became the inaugural Associate Dean for Faculty Development in July 2013.

Prior to coming to the College of Law, she served as the Director of Law and Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside Extension. She also served for six years as a defense litigator for Best, Best & Krieger LLP, handling all aspects of general business, civil, and public law litigation.

Dean Exon has received several awards for her work in education, speaks frequently at the national, state, and local levels regarding alternative dispute resolution and ethical topics, and has numerous published papers and articles. Her book, Advanced Guide for Mediators, was published by LexisNexis in May 2014. She has published several articles pertaining to cyberjurisdiction and online dispute resolution, and has proposed the creation of a cybercourt with jurisdiction over online disputes. Dean Exon’s current research relates to mediation issues concerning ethics and standards of conduct as well as apology and forgiveness.

Service is important to Dean Exon. She is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution where she is a member of the Ethical Guidance Committee and a member of the Civil Procedure Panel for the Legal Education, ADR and Practical Problem Solving (LEAPS) Project. For four years, she served as a co-chair of the Section’s Ethics Committee, stepping down in August 2013. She is a member of several mediator panels, including the Riverside County Superior Court and the Dispute Resolution Service Corporation of the Riverside County Bar Association. Dean Exon also is a member of the Legal Education Committee of the Riverside County Bar Association.

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Susan Nauss Exon
Professor of Law
University of La Verne College of Law
320 East D Street
Ontario, California 91764

Tel: (909) 460-2043
Fax: (909) 460-2081
The best way to reach me is by e-mail.