CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 1, Issue 10 - October 27, 2000

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES
On Monday, October 30, History Professor Mark Carroll will give a talk entitled, "The Affair of Honor in the Old South: Alternative Dispute Resolution Among the Lords of Creation." He will discuss how dueling related to the social order in the Old South. NEW TIME AND PLACE! This brownbag will take place in the Courtroom (Room 112) and begin at 12:10 p.m. to give people time to pick up a quick bite before the presentation.

November 6 - Robert Benjamin, "Why People Hate to Negotiate and Hate People Who Do"

November 13 - Public Affairs Professor Lisa Zanetti and Theatre doctoral student Kate Sinnett, "Using the Theatre of the Oppressed for Conflict Resolution"

REMINDER: REGISTRATION FOR WINTER SEMESTER 2001
The schedule sent to you this summer listed the LL.M. and J.D. ADR courses for both the fall and winter semesters. If you need another copy of the schedule, please contact Karen or Laura.

You should have received information from the Registrar's Office regarding early registration, phone registration, etc. You do not need to follow these instructions. The law school has its own system and Karen Neylon and Denise Boessen will take care of getting you registered. All you need to do is to send Karen an e-mail at neylonk@missouri.edu or stop by her office, to let her know the courses that you would like to take. ALL REGISTRATION INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE SUBMITTED TO KAREN BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6.

If you want to check into relevant graduate-level courses outside of the law school, the schedule of classes is available either on the University web site at web.missouri.edu/~regwww/MU_Registration/ or a printed version should be available. Please note: The law school course information listed in the web and paper version of the General Schedule of Courses is not current. For current information on law school courses, please check with Karen Neylon in 206 or Denise Boessen in 203. Also, some non-law courses that you might want to take could require the instructor's consent. In those cases, you should talk to the instructor before you give Karen your course list. (She might need a consent number to enroll you in the course and you would need to get that from the department.) Also, if you need a Graduate School catalog, copies are available in 206 (and the same information is on the web).

If you have any questions or concerns about electives you might want to take, please make an appointment with John Lande.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The Graduate School of Public Affairs is offering a new public policy course, PA 403: Informatics and Local Governance, 3 credits, taught by Dr. Christopher Fulcher. This course meets on Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m. The course provides students with a non-technical introduction to the design, implementation and management of information systems for local and regional governance. For more information, call the Graduate School of Public Affairs at 882-3304 and/or see the notebook on Laura Coleman's desk.

LAW SCHOOL / UNIVERSITY NEWS

REGIONAL NEGOTIATION COMPETITION--JUDGES NEEDED!!
The Regional Negotiation Competition is being hosted by Mizzou on Nov. 11th and 12th. Various schools from this region will be traveling to Columbia in an attempt to compete with our own Missouri Tigers. There are two rounds on Saturday, November 11th. The first round begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m., and the second round begins at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m.. They anticipate needing approximately 15 judges in the morning and 15 in the afternoon. If you are interested in serving as a judge in the Regional Competition, please respond by calling the BOA office at 882-7062, or emailing Jeremy Brummond at jpb266@mizzou.edu. LL.M. STUDENTS CAN GET PRACTICUM CREDIT FOR SERVING AS A JUDGE IN THIS COMPETITION. For more information about Practicum credit, talk with Jim Levin.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ADR SYMPOSIUM AT UNIVERSITY OF OREGON SCHOOL OF LAW
The University of Oregon School of Law, Appropriate Dispute Resolution Program is sponsoring a conference on creative approaches to problem solving that avoid litigation are on the agenda at a two-day kickoff symposium for the new Appropriate Dispute Resolution Program at the University of Oregon School of Law. The symposium takes place Friday and Saturday, November 10-11 in Eugene, Oregon. More information is available by calling Judy Sprauer at 541-346-3042 or web site at www.law.uoregon.edu

ABA CONFERENCE IN ST. PETERSBURG
The American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution is sponsoring "The New Wave of Dispute Resolution: Serving Justice, Business, and the Community" Conference in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, Friday, December 1, 2000. The CUTOFF DATE for SPECIAL HOTEL RATE is OCT. 31. Call Tradewinds Island Grand Beach Resort & Conference Center, Reservation Dept. number 1-800-237-0707; 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706; Tel: 800-237-0707 Fax:727-562-1215. For more information, check www.abanet.org/dispute for full agenda and registration form, or contact 202-662-1680 (fax 202-662-1683) or dispute@abanet.org for a brochure.

REMINDER - THIS SATURDAY: ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Association of Missouri Mediators will hold its annual conference at the law school on Saturday, Oct. 28. Registration begins at 9 a.m., the business meeting begins at 9:30 A.M., and workshops start at 10:00. Lunch will be served at noon. Afternoon workshops will run from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Topics include Meyers Briggs personality styles (you can take the MB test there), use of caucuses, the Uniform Mediation Act, and everyday ethics. MU students may attend for $15. Four hours of CLE credit will be applied.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION 2000: MANDATE FOR THE MILLENNIUM
Conflict Resolution 2000: Mandate for the Millennium, November 13-14, 2000, 1st Annual Conference on Conflict Resolution/Mediation in Charleston, WV, sponsored by the West Virginia Center for Dispute Resolution, Inc. Register by October 31, 2000, Two Day Conference Fee: $100. Registration After November 1, 2000 or at the door: $125. Student Fee: $50. For a registration form, contact riley@wvcdr.org or wvcdr@wvcdr.org Conference Chair: (304) 293-5590 or Director: (304) 296-2124, Web Site: www.wvcdr.org

A MEDIATION ODYSSEY, APRIL 2001
The Massachusetts Association of Mediation Programs and Practitioners (MAMPP) will hold a conference: 200l: A Mediation Odyssey, to be held Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th, 2001. The conference theme will be exploring new approaches, strategies, and areas of practice to meet the challenges and possibilities for mediation in today's fast changing world. They invite proposals from prospective presenters involved in all facets of mediation, including practitioners, trainers, academics, and policy makers. They are especially interested in presentations that will approach subject matter in innovative ways. If you are interested in submitting a workshop proposal, please do so following these guidelines. The preferred length of workshop-1 1/2 and 3-hour sessions are available. Please make sure your proposal includes the following information: workshop title, workshop description (100 words or less; brochure-ready), presenter information (Name, Bio (75 words or less, brochure ready), Title, Organization, Address, Phone/fax/e-mail). Please identify the coordinating presenter/contact person if more than one presenter is listed. Feel free to submit any additional materials you feel may be helpful in considering your proposal. Proposal submission deadline December 1, 2000. Send proposals to: Conference Committee, MAMPP, c/o AAA, 133 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110.

NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP
On November 10 from 9:00 - 1:00 there is a workshop on campus on nonviolent communication. It is free and is sponsored by the School of Social Work. For more information call the School of Social Work at 882-6208.

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER OF SPIDR
The New England Chapter of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution is sponsoring a conference, "Who's Making the Rules? An ADR Forum on Ethics, Standards and Qualifications," on Friday, November 17, 2000 at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts. Conference highlights include a keynote address by Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow, "Does ADR Need Rules to be Ethical?" and a plenary session, "Regulation of ADR: A Conversation in the Round." The program and registration form for this conference is now available online at www.nespidr.org/conference.htm

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD, DIRECTOR, PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND OUTREACH, WASHINGTON DC
GS-0301-15. Application deadline: November 14, 2000. The position includes a variety of duties, many of which either extend the traditional role of the Board, advance its customer relations and public information programs, or address persistent problems which interfere with the efficacy of collective bargaining in the air and rail industries. These duties include strengthening collaborative relationships with other Federal agencies having responsibilities in the transportation sector; collaborating with the Center for Advanced Study of Law and Dispute Resolution Processes; working with the parties in the air and rail industries to improve the climate for labor relations; managing the Board's communications programs; providing leadership to internal staff development; and, contributing to the Board's ADR program through development of new approaches, evaluating ongoing efforts, and delivering ADR services. Applications should be sent to National Mediation Board Attn: Florine Kellogg, 1301 K Street, NW, Suite 250-E, Washington, D.C. 20572, (202) 692-5000. For more information, see the notebook on Laura Coleman's desk.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CONFLICT PREVENTION AND RESOLUTION CENTER, SENIOR CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST/DEPUTY DIRECTOR, WASHINGTON DC
The primary responsibilities are for policy development, implementation, training, and evaluation in the area of conflict resolution. These policies and practice provide conflict resolution leadership to the USDA's management and over 98,000 employees. Contacts are with all levels of persons and organizations involved in business with USDA. This includes management officials, employees and their representatives, unions, USDA customers, attorneys, and other third parties. This official develops policy on the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in resolving conflicts involving both programs and employment at the USDA. Writes policy on the goals, use, and integration of ADR methodology into the human resource management, civil rights, and other programs of USDA. Develops training programs designed to educate and train agency management as well as non-supervisory employees in conflict resolution and ADR skills, policy, approaches, and advantages. Designs systems to track and evaluate the use and success of conflict prevention and resolution initiatives, including ADR. Measurement indicators include cost savings, morale, productivity, customer satisfaction, and reduction of conventional complaint, grievance and appeal caseloads; and resolving conflicts. Management responsibilities include budget, procurement, personnel, and strategic planning areas. For more information, call Ed Horvath in the Personnel Operations Branch at (202) 720-3366. For more information, see the notebook on Laura Coleman's desk.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK, DIRECTOR OF MEDIATION PROGRAM
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law is recruiting a Director of their Mediation Program. This is a clinical program that currently mediates child-protection, juvenile offender, and parent-child cases. This is the position that John Lande held before coming here, so if you are interested, you might contact him.