CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 1, Issue 33 - May 18, 2001

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The second group of MU LL.M. graduates will participate in the Law School's ceremony at 1 p.m. in Jesse Auditorium on Saturday, May 19. The graduation speaker will be The Honorable Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon, Attorney General of Missouri. General Nixon graduated from the MU School of Law in 1981.

Family and friends are welcome to attend, no tickets are required. Graduates are to wear their academic regalia and report to Room 7 in Hulston Hall at 12:15 P.M. The faculty, LL.M. grads and J.D. grads will process as a group from Hulston Hall to Jesse Auditorium. Any family and friends attending should go directly to Jesse Auditorium to be seated before the procession. The ceremony should only take about an hour. LL.M. students will be hooded before the J.D. students. After the ceremony we will gather on the south side of Jesse Hall (the side facing Hulston Hall) for group photos, weather permitting.

Janet Thompson, current LL.M. student, and the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution invite graduates (as well as continuing students), their families and friends to a graduation celebration at Janet's home. Festivities will begin around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and will continue until ?? Food and drink will be provided, as well as hay bales on which to sit. If you prefer a lawn chair, you should probably bring your own since Janet may not have enough to go around. The barbecue will be at the barn, so it is advised that you wear shoes!! Behind the barn is a stocked pond (catfish and bass) for fishing. The menu will include burgers, dogs, baked beans, potato salad, chips, brownies and cookies, along with beer and soda.

Directions: Take Hwy 63 North from I--70 to Calvert Hill Road. A 66 Station will be on the left. Turn right on Calvert Hill. Go 1.1 miles to Wagon Trail Road (the first road on the right). Turn right on Wagon Trail. This will be a gravel road. You will turn in at the first drive on the left--white barn with green trim. Since parking is at a premium, it would be appreciated if you carpool, if at all possible.

This newsletter will be distributed periodically during the summer, but it may not be sent every week. So don't be surprised if you do not receive a newsletter each Friday.


The May 2001 revision of the Uniform Mediation Act including extensive reporter's notes is available at www.law.upenn.edu/bll/ulc/ulc_frame.htm. Prof. Richard Reuben is associate national reporter of the UMA. The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws will meet on August 10-17 to consider the proposed Act. For further details, go to www.nccusl.org.


The Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts in San Francisco, is accepting applications for a half-time attorney in the Office of the General Counsel. The Judicial Council is the policy-making body for the trial and appellate courts. This position will be responsible for projects and programs related to alternative dispute resolution in civil cases. Applications accepted until May 23, 2001. For details see www.mediators-ncma.org/Judicial Council Position.htm To apply see www.courtinfo.ca.gov/jobs/onlineapp.htm