CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 1, Issue 24 - March 16, 2001

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

MARK THESE DATES IN YOUR CALENDARS: BROWNBAG LUNCHES ON MONDAYS APRIL 2 AND APRIL 9
Mediators John Phillips and Michael Keating will be visiting the Center in April and will have lunchtime conversations with us. Prof. Len Riskin will start off the conversations and then open them up for general discussion. The brownbag with John Phillips will start at noon on Monday, April 2. The brownbag with Michael Keating will be from 11 AM to 1 PM on Monday, April 9 and will meet jointly with Prof. Riskin's Dispute Resolution class. The locations will be announced later. All are invited.

COLLOQUIUM ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE CONSULTATION AND MEDIATION: INTEGRATING THEORY AND PRACTICE
On Monday, April 16 from 4 to 6 PM, the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and the Center for the Study of Organizational Change will co-sponsor a Colloquium on the Relationship between Organizational Change Consultation and Mediation. The colloquium will involve a brief presentation of a case and four brief commentaries followed by general discussion. A reception will follow. The colloquium will take place in Room 332A. All are invited. This colloquium will be in place of Advanced Practice class on that day.

LL.M. ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE VOTES TO ADMIT SEVEN MORE STUDENTS
The LL.M. Admissions Committee met last week and was pleased to admit an additional seven students. Thus a total of fourteen students have been admitted into next year's class so far. The Committee is continuing to review applications and so the size and composition of next year's class has not finally been determined yet. We can say that, like its predecessors, it will be an exciting group of students bringing a rich and diverse set of experiences. Watch this space for more information about the new class in future editions of the e-newsletter. We welcome into our LL.M. "family" the newly admitted students who are now starting to receive this e-newsletter.

PAULA YOUNG, A STUDENT ADMITTED INTO NEXT YEAR'S CLASS, PUBLISHES DR ARTICLE
Paula M. Young, one of our students in next year's class, published an article entitled "One-Text Mediation Process: Clinton's Christmas 2000 Proposal To The Israelis And Palestinians." It was originally published in the February 2001 issue of St. Louis Lawyer and was just published on the web at www.mediate.com/articles/young1.cfm. The article analyzes President Clinton's "one-text process" approach to mediation of the Middle East conflict and contrasts it with the "concession-hunting" process typically used in negotiations between highly polarized parties. Young is a partner in the law firm of McCarthy, Leonard, Kaemmerer, Owen, Lamkin McGovern, L.L.C. and serves as a commercial dispute litigator, mediator, and arbitrator specializing in insurance and other contract disputes.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

PUBLIC POLICY ROUNDTABLE AT REYNOLDS ALUMNI CENTER
The Institute of Public Policy is sponsoring The Policy Process: The Policy Makers' Perspective on Thursday, March 29, 2001 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Great Room of MU's Reynolds Alumni Center. Featured speakers include former Governor Roger Wilson and former Speaker of the House Steve Gaw. The roundtable will be concerned with the policy makers' perspective on the policy process and ways in which academics can influence the process. Everyone is invited to attend.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CAREER ADVANCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
The Business and Professional Women's Foundation enables working women to complete their undergraduate and graduate education so they can achieve career advancement and greater equity in today's work force. This scholarship program provides approximately $50,000 annually in scholarships and grants. Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 each are awarded for full-time or part-time programs. Deadline April 15, 2001. For more information please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in 206 or e-mail Elly Van Mil, Director of Extramural Funding, University of Missouri-Columbia, vanmile@missouri.edu.

KANSAS SENATE PASSES BILL AUTHORIZING JUDGES TO ORDER ADR
According to an article in ADRWorld.com, the Kansas Senate recently approved legislation that would give judges the authority to order parties to alternative dispute resolution processes for any civil case they deem appropriate and require state agencies to only use approved mediators. The bill, S. 14, also would amend the Kansas Dispute Resolution Act to remove the cap on mediators' fees, and authorize courts to award attorney and mediator fees when a party is deemed to have acted in bad faith with regard to the mediation. The bill is now before the Kansas House Judiciary Committee. This article is available at ADRWorld.com, which is available only by subscription. Current LL.M. students can use the Law School's subscription and have been assigned passwords to access the site. Students who cannot recall your password should see Laura Coleman in room 206.

PUBLIC DISPUTES NEWSLETTER AND WEB SITES
The Institute of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill publishes a periodic newsletter on Public Dispute Resolution in North Carolina (which has resources of interest outside of North Carolina). The latest issue is available in Laura Coleman's famous notebook. Back issues of the newsletter are posted at ncinfo.iog.unc.edu/programs/dispute/ebulletins.html. To subscribe, send a request to: stephens@iogmail.iog.unc.edu and put "subscribe to electronic bulletin" in the subject line.

The latest issue describes an upcoming workshop, "Managing High Emotion and Contention in Public Hearings and Meetings" on May 9, stakeholder work on river water quality in the Neuse and Catawba rivers, as well as reviews of public participation / dispute resolution websites. Prof. John Stephens teaches a course entitled "Public Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building" and assigns students to review selected web sites in the public participation / dispute resolution arena. Those reviews are available at ncinfo.iog.unc.edu/programs/dispute/appendix/Webreviews-jan01.htm and cover organizations such as the Institute for Environmental Negotiation at the University of Virginia, the Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission, and independent providers in Atlanta, Boulder and Washington D.C.

AIR FORCE CONTRACTING ADR CONFERENCE
The Department of the Air Force and the National Defense Industrial Association (NIDA) are jointly sponsoring an ADR conference in San Antonio, TX on April 17-19, 2001. Featured speaker Harry Stonecipher, president and chief operating officer of the Boeing Company, is among the more than 200 senior business officials to attend. Attendees will hear the latest about what is happening in the field of ADR and have an opportunity to meet key players from the industry. For more details and registration information please see www.adr.af.mil