CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 1, Issue 26 - March 30, 2001

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

BROWNBAG LUNCHES ON APRIL 2 AND APRIL 9
The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is hosting brownbag lunches on Monday, April 2 and Monday, April 9 with two very prominent practitioners: John Phillips and Michael Keating, Jr. We hope that you will be able to attend.

Both events will be conversations with our guests about their work. Prof. Len Riskin will begin the conversations and then the discussion will be opened up for the audience to join in.

The brownbag on April 2 will go from 12:00 to 12:50. The brownbag on April 9 will begin at 11:00 and run until 12:50. Both events will take place in the Courtroom, Room 112.

On April 2, we will host John Phillips. Phillips is a partner in the Kansas City firm, Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP. His practice emphasizes anti-trust and unfair competition, labor and employment, and ADR. He is a 1971 graduate cum laude of our Law School and he was Editor in Chief of the Missouri Law Review. He has received the University of Missouri Faculty Alumni Award and is a Trustee of the University of Missouri Law School Foundation, among many other impressive distinctions. For more information about him, see www.blackwellsanders.com/attorneys/BSPM.cfm?attyid=83

On April 9, we will host Michael Keating, Jr. Keating is of counsel with Little, Bulman, Medeiros & Whitney, P.C., a Providence, Rhode Island law firm, and has been active as a mediator since the early 1970s, handling major commercial, environmental, employment and public disputes. He has served as a special master in complex institutional cases for federal district courts in California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Texas. He has also trained thousands of mediators in places as diverse as the maximum security prison at Attica and the Harvard Law School. He was chair of the College of Mediators of Lex Mundi, an international association of independent law firms with member firms in 62 nations and, for the College, trained some 350 attorneys as mediators in sessions all around the world. He has taught at the University of Maryland, Boston University Law School, Trinity College, Dublin, the University of Rhode Island, Vermont Law School and Roger Williams Law School. Keating has written widely about alternative dispute resolution.

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.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION 13TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The 13th annual conference, Managing Conflict and Removing Barriers to Collaborative Decision Making, will be held Wednesday, June 27 to Friday, June 29, 2001 in Washington, DC. The conference is designed to provide public and private sector professionals with the latest information on alternative dispute resolution. It features a diversified faculty of industry, government and academic experts, and opportunities for attendees to participate in smaller sessions. For details and registration information see natlctr4adr.org.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, CHICAGO, IL
The Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) is an independent, not-for-profit organization, with a mission to work with individuals, communities, courts and other institutions to manage and resolve conflict. CCR is seeking a Development Coordinator. For position details please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk.

MEDIATION PROGRAM MANAGER, VANCOUVER, WA
The City of Vancouver, WA is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Mediation Program Manager. The Mediation Program Manager will supervise, plan, and coordinate the activities and operations of the Community Services Department, a multi-faceted program with six staff that serves the entire county. For more information please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk.