CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 1, Issue 13 - November 17, 2000

What's Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

Thanksgiving
Having talked with faculty teaching the LL.M. students, I can say that we are very thankful for the opportunity to work with you. You are obviously very bright, motivated, hard-working, serious, and a pleasure to work with.

This time of the semester is generally "crunch" time when students are very busy finishing up assignments for all their courses. It is normal to feel somewhat overwhelmed. It may help current students to know that past LL.M. students also felt overwhelmed -- but afterward found that their hard work was well worth their investment of time and energy.

May you all enjoy the holiday time.

John Lande

LAW SCHOOL / UNIVERSITY NEWS

NEW DR BOOKS
The following new books will be available after the Thanksgiving break in the Dispute Resolution section of the library (the shelves on the second floor):

"Dictionary of Conflict Resolution" -- compiled and edited by Douglas H. Yarn

"Narrative Mediation A New Approach to Conflict Resolution" -- John Winslade and Gerald Monk

"The Children's Book...for the Sake of the Children" -- Marilyn S. McKnight Erickson and Stephen K. Erickson

"Renegotiating Health Care" -- Leonard J. Marcus, Barry C. Dorn, Phyllis B. Kritek, Velvet G. Miller and Janice B. Wyatt

"Resolving Personal and Organizational Conflict" -- Kenneth Cloke and Joan Goldsmith

"The Making of a Mediator" -- Michael D. Lang and Alison Taylor

"Mediation in the Campus Community" -- William C. Warters

"Mediating Divorce" -- Marilyn S. McKnight and Stephen K. Erickson

"The Handbook of Conflict Resolution Education" -- Richard J. Bodine and Donna K. Crawford

"The ABC's of Effective Feedback" -- Irwin M. Rubin and Thomas J. Campbell

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

FAMILY COURT REVIEW:
An Interdisciplinary Journal offers two $500 awards to the students writing the best essays in the area of family law. This journal often publishes articles related to dispute resolution. This Tenth Annual Family Law Student Essay Contest is open internationally to all students attending law schools, or enrolled in mental health programs including social work, psychology, psychiatry, marriage and family counseling, etc. The winners will be published in the Review. Submissions should not exceed 25 double-spaced, typewritten pages, and must be accompanied by an IBM-compatible diskette. Send all submissions no later than July 1, 2001, to: Family Court Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Hofstra University School of Law, 121 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, Attn: 2001 FCR Essay Competition, Telephone: (516) 463-5926, E-mail: lawazs@hofstra.edu, Web site: www.hofstra.edu/law/fccr.html

ADR WORKSHOP IN THE CARIBBEAN
Brian Jarrett, a current LL.M. student, will be leading a Mediation, Arbitration, and Negotiation Skills Workshop and continuing education program for attorneys on a Caribbean cruise in March 2001. For more information, please go to www.universityatsea.com

FROM ADRWORLD.COM
The Missouri Public Service Commission has withdrawn a proposed alternative dispute resolution process for telecommunication disputes in the face of unanimous opposition from the telecommunications industry and the Missouri attorney general. For the full text of the article by Justin Kelly (posted 11/9/2000) go to www.adrworld.com

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER IN ST. PAUL, MN
The Dispute Resolution Center is a community-based provider of mediation services and training. The Center, founded in 1982 to serve the East Metro area of the Twin Cities, is committed to promoting the constructive resolution of conflict through open communication and shared decision-making. The Executive Director is responsible to actualize the seven-member Board of Directors' vision for DRC and provide leadership to the management of all operational work within the framework of the agency's mission, strategic plan, goals, policies and standards. This was Jim Levin's position before coming to MU in 1995. For more information, please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk.

FACULTY POSITION AT UNLV LAW SCHOOL
Prof. Jeffrey Stempel has informed us that the University of Nevada - Las Vegas is planning to develop an ADR Program. He said that they are about to formalize arrangements for a five-year commitment using funds from a major donor. They plan to hire a non-tenure track faculty member to teach a survey course and also a simulation course and possibly supervise some adjuncts in working on the simulation course. They will circulate a position description soon but would now welcome hearing from people who might be interested. Jeff's e-mail address is stempel@ccmail.nevada.edu and his phone number is 702-895-2361.

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH, INITIATIVE ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND ETHNICITY (INCORE)
INCORE is associated to the United Nations University and administered by the University of Ulster. The Director of Research commissions, manages, supervises, and conducts research into ethnicity and the resolution and management of ethnic conflict. Closing date for application is December 8. For more information, see www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/news/employ/

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, RESOLVING CONFLICT CREATIVITY PROGRAM (RCCP)
Educators for Social Responsibility is looking for an experienced educator to direct the national dissemination of the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program. The RCCP program director will develop and manage program implementation, marketing and business development plans, and program plans and budgets. Qualified candidates will have at least 5-7 years experience in K-12 settings, including training and consulting with school staffs, with expertise in social and emotional learning, conflict resolution, and diversity education. Expertise also required in program development, management, evaluation, and dissemination. The application deadline is December 12. For more details, see www.esrnational.org/jobop2000_10.html#Dir_RCCP