CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 1, Issue 28 - April 13, 2001

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

BROWNBAG LUNCH ON APRIL 9
The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is hosting a brownbag lunch on Monday, April 9 with Michael Keating, Jr. We hope that you will be able to attend. The brownbag will begin at 11:00 and run until 12:15 and will take place in the Courtroom, Room 112. After the brownbag formally ends at 12:15, people are welcome to stay and talk even less formally with Michael Keating.

Michael Keating, Jr. 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 also has 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.

MEET WITH PROFESSOR JAMES ALFINI ON FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 10 AM IN ROOM 208
Prof. James Alfini will visit the LL.M. Program on Friday, April 13 as part of a regular American Bar Association review of the Program. He would like to meet with LL.M. students and alumni and we have set aside an hour from 10 to 11 AM for this purpose. The meeting will be in Room 208. Alfini is the former Chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and former dean of the Northern Illinois University School of Law. He is a good person to know. Students and alumni will probably enjoy meeting him very much. Please mark your calendars to meet with him if you can.

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. If you want to attend this free event, please register by sending an email to hillkt@missouri.edu by Wednesday, April 11. Students in the Advanced Practice course do not need to register.

LAW SCHOOL / UNIVERSITY NEWS

MISSOURI RANKED TOP LAW SCHOOL FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION THREE YEARS IN A ROW
For the third year in a row, U.S. News and World Report reported that the University of Missouri-Columbia has the # 1 law school program in dispute resolution. For the rankings of top law school dispute resolution programs, see www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/beyond/gradrank/gblawsp1.htm

GUEST PRESENTATIONS ON THE MIDDLE EAST
Prof. Deborah Gerner, University of Kansas, will give three presentations on the MU campus:

  • Wednesday, April 11 at 12:00 noon at N-243 Memorial Union, "Culture, Conflict, and Coffee: Reflections of a Feminist Professor on the Middle East"
  • Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 to 8:45 PM in Gannett Auditorium, School of Journalism, "Israelis, Palestinians, and the Collapse of the Oslo Process"
  • Thursday, April 13 from 7:00 to 8:15 PM in Arts & Science 104, "U.S. Foreign Policy Toward the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEDIATION RESEARCH SPECIALIST WASHINGTON, DC
The National Mediation Board in Washington, DC has an opening for a Mediation Research Specialist. This position is open for applications until April 9, 2001. For details please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk.

USDA CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS WASHINGTON, DC
The Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has three Conflict Management Specialists openings in Washington, DC. These positions require specialized experience in dispute resolution theory, principles and the working knowledge of other ADR techniques. These positions are open for application until April 19, 2001. Details can be found at www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/IS4729.HTM and www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/IS4736.HTM

USDA MEDIATION ASSISTANT, WASHINGTON, DC
The Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a Mediation Assistant position available in Washington, DC. This position requires knowledge of principles and techniques for alternate dispute resolution (ADR) programs. This position is open for application until April 30, 2001. Details can be found at www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/IS8202.HTM