CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 1, Issue 25 - March 23, 2001

What's Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

LL.M. GRAD, ART HINSHAW, TAKES NEW POSITIONS
Art Hinshaw (LL.M. '00) has become the Director of the Campus Mediation Service at the University of Missouri, a new mediation program handling faculty and staff complaints on the Columbia campus. Along with Prof. Jim Levin, he is training staff and faculty to serve as volunteer mediators. In addition, Art has become the Training Coordinator for the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution. Congratulations, Art! (His e-mail address is hinshawa@missouri.edu, if you would like to send him your congratulations personally.)

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS MEETS MARCH 31, 2001
The AMM regional meeting will be on March 31 from 10 a.m. to Noon in the St. Louis County Mid-County Branch Library auditorium. Featured in this meeting is a CLE Presentation by Paula Young. Her topic will be "Formulating a Position on the Uniform Mediation Act (UMA) in Missouri." Ms. Young is a practicing mediator, author of numerous mediation articles, as well as a member of our new LL.M. class next fall. Please visit www.mediate.com/amm for more information about the Association. An outline of Ms. Young's talk will be available in the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in room 206.

U.S. SUPREME COURT REAFFIRMS APPLICABILITY OF FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT IN MOST EMPLOYMENT CASES
On March 21, 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act applies in employment cases except for cases involving transportation workers. Justice Kennedy wrote the Court's opinion and Justices Rehnquist, O’Connor, Scalia, and Thomas concurred. Justices Stevens and Souter wrote separate dissents, which were joined by Justices Ginsberg and Breyer. The case is Circuit City Stores, Inc. V. Adams (99-1379), which reverses a Ninth Circuit decision at 194 F.3d 1070. For the official slip opinion, see www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/00slipopinion.html.

Another posting of the opinion that may be easier to read is at supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/99-1379.ZS.html

The New York Times analysis of the case by Linda Greenhouse is at www.nytimes.com/2001/03/22/business/22BIZC.html?searchpv=nytToday

Interviews with lawyers who have opposing views about the Circuit City case are at www.cnn.com/2001/LAW/03/23/scotus.arbitration/

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CONFERENCE
There will be an International Arbitration Conference April 23-24, 2001 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Boston. For an agenda on the conference see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

CENTRAL AND EAST EUROPEAN LEGAL POSITIONS
The Central and East European Law Initiative, a public service project of the American Bar Association, is currently seeking experienced attorneys for a large number of positions. For more information, see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, SANTA MARIA, CA
The Community Mediation Program of Santa Barbara County is seeking a Program Coordinator for the city of Santa Maria. The Program Coordinator's job includes office management, conflict resolution services, volunteer management and outreach. For more details about this position, see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk. Applications must be submitted by April, 13, 2001.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WESTERN JUSTICE CENTER FOUNDATION, PASADENA, CA
The Western Justice Center Foundation is hiring a new executive director. The Foundation was founded to create and enhance models for resolving conflict, instill conflict resolution skills among children, improve the quality of justice and create knowledge through research and evaluation. For the position's requirements and a job description, see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk. Also see www.westernjustice.org for organizational information.