CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 1, Issue 29 - April 20, 2001

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

DEADLINE FOR TRAVEL FUND REIMBURSEMENT
Students who want to be reimbursed for travel under our special travel fund arrangements must submit claims by August 1 or, if you are graduating, by the date of graduation, whichever occurs first. As announced previously, this fund is available for travel to approved conferences or similar events. For more information, see Laura Coleman.

PROF. LEE HONORED WITH FULBRIGHT AWARD
Prof. Ilhyung Lee received a Fulbright Award for the spring and summer of 2002. He will be lecturing undergraduate and graduate students at Waseda University's Law Department in Tokyo, Japan. He will also give presentations at Waseda and other universities in Japan on various subjects such as cross-cultural negotiations. Way to go, Ilhyung!

PROF. RISKIN MINDFUL AT HARVARD
Last week, at the invitation of the Program on Negotiation, Professor Leonard Riskin gave a two-hour seminar at Harvard Law School entitled, "Self-Awareness, Stress, and Satisfaction in Law School and Law Practice: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation and the Legal Profession."

NEXT YEAR PROF. GUTHRIE WILL VISIT AT VANDERBILT AND CONTINUE AS ACTING ASSOCIATE DEAN
Prof. Chris Guthrie will continue serving as the Law School's Associate Dean during the 2001-2002 school year. During the Fall Semester, however, Guthrie will return to the classroom and teach Torts to first-year students at Vanderbilt Law School. While Guthrie is at Vanderbilt, Prof. Jim Devine will serve as Acting Associate Dean.

ABA DISPUTE RESOLUTION MAGAZINE FEATURES MU FACULTY
The Winter 2001 issue of Dispute Resolution, the Magazine of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, includes two articles featuring MU faculty. Dean Timothy J. Heinsz published an article entitled, "The Revised Uniform Arbitration Act Goes to the States." An article entitled, "All in the Family: Darwin and the Evolution of Mediation," by Nancy A. Welsh, describes the conclusions from a workshop at last year's SPIDR conference including Prof. John Lande. The article analyzes similarities and differences between mediation practices in five contexts: community, special education, dependency, labor-management, and civil (nonfamily). Prof. Richard C. Reuben is the editor of Dispute Resolution magazine.

ART HINSHAW GAVE A PRESENTATION AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
This week Art Hinshaw presented to mediation students at Washington University in St. Louis. He discussed the results of a survey that he worked on with Prof. Bobbi McAdoo about the effect of Missouri Rule 17, which authorizes courts to order parties to use ADR procedures. After the presentation he was a panelist in a round-table discussion with U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas C. Mummert III and Connie Beatty of the Post Office.

LAW SCHOOL / UNIVERSITY NEWS

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP
The Graduate Student Association and the Graduate School are sponsoring a Grant Writing Workshop on Tuesday, April 24, 2001, in Jesse Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union South. The Workshop begins at 4:00 p.m. Free food will be served at 3:45 p.m. This workshop features a panel discussion that includes student and faculty grant writers and it is designed to help graduate students across all disciplines and research interests to locate and apply for grant monies.

2001 MONROE-PAINE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS
The Graduate School of Public Affairs' 2001 Monroe-Paine Lecture features Dr. Mary Jo Baine. Dr. Baine is the Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Management in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is speaking on "Faith-Based Organizations and Public Obligations to the Poor," on Thursday, April 26, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in Columns A & B of the Reynolds Alumni Center. Reception following in T.O. Wright Room.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ARTICLE DESCRIBING MEDIATION IN KANSAS
On April 15, the Topeka Capitol-Journal published the following article describing mediation in Kansas: cjonline.com/stories/041601/hea_mediation.shtml

CANADIAN BROADCAST CORPORATION RADIO DOCUMENTARY ONLINE
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation recently broadcast a documentary about mediation as part of a series on the Canadian justice system. The story discusses arguments about "privatized justice" and "two tier" court system, particularly from a Canadian perspective. The story is about a half an hour and is at the following website: radio.cbc.ca/programs/thismorning/sites/news/justice_010408.html. Click on Part 5, "Jumping the Queue." To listen, you need a copy of Real Player - if you don't have it already, a free version is available at www.real.com/player/index.html?coop=3 (Real Player 8 Basic).

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

DIRECTOR OF MEDIATION SERVICES , TOPEKA, KS
Kansas Legal Services, a statewide non-profit organization, seeks a full-time person to direct their Mediation Services Division. KLS provides civil rights, employment domestic and other mediation services throughout the state. For more information, please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk.

FULL-TIME PROJECT MANAGER, WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, DETROIT, MI
A new online Resource Center www.campus-adr.org supporting the use of constructive forms of conflict management in higher education is being built using a three-year grant from the federal Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE). They are seeking a Project Manager. The Conflict Management in Higher Education Resource Center project is directed by Bill Warters and staffed and administered from Wayne State University's College of Urban, Labor, and Metropolitan Affairs in Detroit, Michigan. The newly hired Project Manager will work closely with Warters, Resource Center Director and a former colleague of Prof. John Lande. Prof. Lande is happy to provide background information. For more information on this position please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk.

MEDIATOR, WICHITA, KS
A public interest law firm is seeking a full-time mediator. Extensive mediation experience required. Must have a minimum of 40 hours qualified mediation training. Also requires coordination and training skills, and Kansas Supreme Court mediator certification. Knowledge of child protection and dependency laws and court process helpful but not essential. Please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk for details.