CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 10, Issue 19 - April 22, 2010

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION ANNUAL CONFERENCE FEATURED MU FACULTY, STAFF, AND ALUMNI
The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution annual conference was held April 7-10 in San Francisco, CA. The following people affiliated with MU appeared in the programs listed below.

Current Faculty and Staff
Paul Ladehoff - Effective Cross-Cultural Communication in ADR
Prof. John Lande - Law Professors’ Shoptalk Forum: Revisiting Core Concepts
Prof. Ilhyung Lee - The Art and the Practice of Mediation in Hong Kong, China, and Korea
Prof. Richard Reuben - The Obama Administration and Collaborative Governance; and The Town Hall Meeting: Conflict, Governance, and Free Speech
Prof. S. I. Strong  - Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You (and Your Client)

Former Faculty and Senior Fellows of the Center
Prof. Bobbi McAdoo - A Web of Learning Opportunities: How ADR Programs Can Weave Together Legal Instruction, Research, and Services to the Community
Prof. Leonard L. Riskin - Party Participation in Mediation: The Desire to be Heard, Not Just Seen; and Finding the Appropriate Problem Definition in Mediation
Prof. Jean R. Sternlight - An In-Depth Look at Class-Action Arbitrations in the Consumer and Employment Contexts; and Whether, When and How Representation in Mediation Matters

LLM Alumni
Nivedita Gutta (LLM ’06) - Transparent Mediation - Giving Away Our Strategies?
Prof. Art Hinshaw (JD ’93, LLM ’00) - Attorney Negotiation Ethics and the Real World
James Reeves (LLM ’04) - Mudslinging, Manners and Mediators
Mary Ellen Reimund (LLM ’00) - All Criminal Mediation Is Not Created Equal: A Continuum – Restorative Justice to Case Management Mediation
Sukhsimranjit Singh (LLM ’06) (plus Sukh’s wife, Baldeep Basraon) - Effective Cross-Cultural Communication in ADR
Jane Smith (JD ’80, LLM ’02) – “Whiskey is for Drinking and Water is for Fighting” - Does Mediation Work in Large Scale Water Disputes?
Prof. Paula M. Young (LLM ’03) - Ethical Quandaries in Mediation
Christine Harris Taylor (LLM ’03) - Teaching At The Table - Assisting the Parties in Being Better Negotiators

Prof. Richard Reuben was a member of the conference program committee and Prof. Art Hinshaw was on the planning committee for the Legal Educators Colloquium.

PROFESSOR STRONG ELECTED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ARBITRATORS
Prof. Stacie Strong was recently elected to the executive committee of the North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), an international organization for practitioners, policy makers, academics and businesspersons concerned with the cost-effective and early settlements of disputes.  Based in London, CIArb provides education and training for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators around the world through its regional and branch offices.

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

CYNTHIA ALKON JOINS FACULTY OF TEXAS WESLEYAN SCHOOL OF LAW
Cynthia Alkon (LL.M. ’02) will be joining the Texas Wesleyan School of Law faculty in the fall as an associate professor of law.

VALERIE CHAFFIN PASSES N.C. BAR EXAM
LL.M. student, Valerie Chaffin, recently passed the North Carolina Bar Exam.  Congratulations, Valerie!

CORRECTION: MARLO GOLDSTEIN HODE WILL PRESENT WORKSHOP AT ACR CONFERENCE
Marlo Goldstein Hode will be conducting a 90 minute workshop, not a half day program, “A Multicultural Approach to Mediation,” at the Association for Conflict Resolution annual conference in September. The conference will be Sept. 1-4, in Chicago IL. For more information on the annual ACR conference, see http://www.acrnet.org/conferences/ac10/index1st%20draft.htm.

RANDY HOERSCHGEN’S WIFE SAVES LIFE OF DROWNING CHILD
Randy Hoerschgen, current LL.M. student, and his wife were staying at a hotel in Tennessee, when a drowning 11-year-old girl was pulled from a pool. Randy’s wife performed CPR and was key in getting the child to breathe. You can read the story at http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12254618.

MICHAEL MORONI PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON MISSOURI WORKERS COMPENSATION SYSTEM
Michael Moroni (LL.M. ’09) recently published his article, “The Missouri Workers Compensation Legal Advisor System: Can It Be Resurrected Under the New Law?”, in the SIU Law Journal (2009). This was Michael’s Major Research Project paper.

GIL MARVEL TABUCANON PUBLISHES BOOK ON MEDIATION
Gil Marvel Tabucanon (LL.M. ’06), dean of the Western Leyte College of Ormoc City School of Law, published a book “Mediation Manual for Barangay and Lupon Officials: A Guide on How to Become a More Effective Mediator.”

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

NEW PEACE MEDIA RESOURCE
The U.S. Institute of Peace's Center of Innovation for Media, Conflict, and Peacebuilding, and Georgetown University's Conflict Resolution Program present “The Peace Media Clearinghouse - A New Multimedia Resource for Peacemakers.”

ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION TELECONFERENCE ON MODEL ADR ACTS
TUES., APR. 27, 12:00 – 1:15 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is sponsoring a teleconference, “Recent ADR Model Acts on Arbitration, Mediation and Collaborative Law:  Latest Progress and Why Does it Matter,” with Prof. Richard Reuben as one of the speakers.

ABA PROGRAM ON MEDIATION
JUNE 10, CHICAGO, IL
The ABA Section of Litigation is presenting a full-day Institute on mediation, “Mediation with the Masters: Contemporary Strategies for Effective Advocacy in Mediation.”

FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION CONFERENCE
JUNE 14-15, NEW YORK, NY
Fordham Law School is holding its Fifth Annual Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation on June, 14-15.

EARLY BIRD RATES AVAILABLE AT CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY DISPUTE RESOLUTION INSTITUTE
JULY 28-30, AUSTIN, TX
The Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution is sponsoring a skills enrichment institute: “Innovations in Collaboration and Conflict Resolution: Skills Enrichment Institute,” July 28-30, in Austin, TX.  There is an early-bird rate until June 27.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

OMBUDSPERSON, ALGOMA UNIVERSITY
ONTARIO, CANADA
Algoma University seeks an ombudspersonApplication deadline:  April 23.

SENIOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION SPECIALIST, FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
WASHINGTON, DC
The Federal Labor Relations Authority seeks a senior dispute resolution specialistApplication deadline:  April 26.

SENIOR RESEARCHER, ACCORD
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) seeks a senior researcher for the Knowledge Production Department. To learn more about ACCORD. For details on this position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline: April 30.

ACADEMIC CAREERS RESOURCE
Academic Careers Online is an academic job site where universities and colleges in the U.S., Canada, and around the globe, advertise faculty, adjunct, post doc, library, endowed chairs, and all types of administrative and senior management jobs.  To search jobs and/or open an applicant account go to www.academiccareers-job.com then select "Applicants Enter Here."

TEACHING POSITIONS, BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW, UNIVERSITY NEVADA AT LAS VEGAS
LAS VEGAS, NV
The Boyd School of Law may be hiring someone to teach two dispute resolution courses next winter / spring semester.  For those interested, e-mail Prof. Jean Sternlight at jean.sternlight@unlv.edu.

REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION, THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY REGULATORY AUTHORITY
BOCA RATON, FL
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority seeks a regional director of dispute resolution to oversee the Regional Office of Dispute Resolution.

KERNS & WEST, SENIOR MEDIATOR / FACILITATOR, PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT SPECIALIST
PORTLAND, OR
Kerns & West, a strategic collaboration and communications firm, seeks applicants for two positions in its Portland, OR office.

KERNS & WEST, SENIOR FACILITATOR / SENIOR ASSOCIATE, PROJECT COORDINATOR
WASHINGTON, DC
Kerns & West, a strategic collaboration and communications firm, seeks applicants for two positions in its Washington, DC office.

OMBUDSMAN / MEDIATOR, KAISER PERMANENTE
NORTHERN CLAIFORNIA
Kaiser Permanente Northern California seeks an ombudsman / mediator.

OMBUDS, LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY
LOS ALAMOS, NM

The Los Alamos National Laboratory seeks an ombuds.

VARIOUS POSITIONS, DPK CONSULTING
DPK Consulting has various positions available including some dealing with ADR in rule of law projects.