CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 1, Issue 19 - February 9, 2001

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

ADMISSIONS FOR THE FALL 2001 COHORT OF LL.M. STUDENTS
The Admissions Committee has reviewed the first set of applications for next academic year and enthusiastically voted to admit seven applicants. Like both of the cohorts we have previously admitted, this should be an outstanding group with a rich and diverse set of experiences to bring to the Program. Admittees are now on our newsletter distribution list so that they can start becoming part of our group. In March, the Admissions Committee will review the second set of applications. If you know anyone interested in being considered for next year, please let them know that their chances will be increased if they submit a completed application by March 1. For more information, contact Karen or Laura.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE SUPERIOR GRADUATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Graduate Students Association is now accepting nominations for the annual Superior Graduate Achievement Award. The award recognizes students for their achievements in service, advising, activism, community service, mentoring, publications, departmental contributions and any other dimension of superior graduate work. Nominations must come from graduate students in the department. The nomination deadline is Monday, March 5, 2001 at 5 p.m. Nominations must be presented at the regular GSA meeting on March 6 by a student representative from the department. More information is available in the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in Room 206.

GSA TRAVEL AWARDS
The Graduate Students Association has a travel fund to support graduate students attending conference to make presentations. For more information visit their web site at web.missouri.edu/~gsawww/confguide.html The application deadline is Tuesday, February 13.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

BE A BALANCED LAWYER: HOW TO KEEP YOUR HEAD WHILE OTHERS ARE LOSING THEIRS
The University of Missouri School of Law centers for the Study of Dispute Resolution and for Continuing Legal Education in conjunction with the Missouri Bar Committee for Lawyer Assistance and the Kansas City Holistic Lawyers are pleased to present BE A BALANCED LAWYER featuring John McShane of Dallas, Texas and Professor Len Riskin of the MU School of Law. McShane is a nationally known leader in the art of helping lawyers and will share with us his system for finding health, balance and fulfillment in the practice of law. In the afternoon, our own Professor Leonard Riskin, the Director of the MU School of Law Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, will conduct a workshop on mindfulness meditation, an ancient method of moment-to-moment attention that has helped lawyers, mediators and other professionals deal better with stress and develop self-awareness and understanding of others. This program will take place on March 9, 2001 at the Black and Veatch Education Center in Overland Park, KS. Please see the CLE web site for more details regarding registration, fees, etc., at www.law.missouri.edu/cle/00-01/be_a_balanced_lawyer.htm

REMINDER: ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION ANNUAL CONFERENCE, APRIL 26-28
The ABA Section on Dispute Resolution is holding its third annual conference, Thursday through Saturday, April 26-28, in Arlington, Virginia near Washington, DC. The first two conferences were very good and many LL.M. students would likely enjoy this year's conference as well. Students who have not exhausted their travel budgets yet should consider using those funds to help pay the costs of attending this conference. Full-time students can save money by registering before March 14. Before then the registration fee is $65. After March 14, the fee is $75. Students also can save money by sharing hotel rooms. For more information about the conference, see www.abanet.org/dispute/washnew.html

As a reminder about travel budgets: Using special funds from a grant from the Hewlett Foundation, during the 2000-2001 academic year, LL.M. students may use a modest budget to help pay for travel to dispute resolution conferences approved by the Director of the LL.M. Program. For travel during this academic year, full-time students may be reimbursed up to $450 and part-time students may be reimbursed up to $250. The budget may be used to pay for transportation, lodging, conference registration fees, and meals, based on the standard University travel policies. Students will need to submit receipts to Laura Coleman in Room 206. She can provide more information about the travel policies.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

SUMMER JOBS CLEARINGHOUSE IN CHILD WELFARE AND ADOPTION LAW
The Dave Thomas Center for Adoption Law at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, is working to match law students from across the country with summer employment experiences in adoption and related subject areas. These positions may be paid, volunteer, compensated "in kind" or some combination of the three. For more information visit their web site at www.law.capital.edu/adoption Opportunities will be posted until May 17; matches will continue until May 24. They expect most students to begin their summer work on or around June 1. More information is available in the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in Room 206.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CONFLICT MANAGEMENT - KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
The Department of Political Science at Kent State University invites applications for a non-tenure track, full-time appointment as Assistant Professor in Conflict Management for AY 2001-2002, subject to budgetary approval. This is a one-year appointment with possible renewal. Competitive salary and incentives as well as collaborative and individual research initiatives are offered. Ph.D. in conflict resolution or closely related field is required, with course work and research agenda focused on peace and conflict studies. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, research productivity, and field experience in conflict resolution also required. For more information about the Center for Applied Conflict Management, visit www.kent.edu/cacm The application deadline is March 15, 2001. Complete information about this position is in the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in Room 206.