The MU School of Law offers a collegial environment, reinforced by a small student body and a low faculty-student ratio. The intimacy of this setting, coupled with reasonable cost, consistently high bar passage rates, a network of alumni around the globe and access to top scholars in the legal world, make MU Law one of the best values in the nation.
PROF. MARGARET McGUINNESS HAS BEEN PUBLISHING AND SPEAKING
Prof. Margaret McGuinness wrote an essay, “Old W(h)ine, Old Bottles: A Reply to Professor Paulsen,” which addresses the power of international law to affect the behavior of U.S. constitutional actors, appears in the inaugural edition of the Yale Law Journal Online this September. In September, Professor McGuinness was the 2009 Visiting Scholar at the University of North Dakota Center for the Study of Human Rights and Genocide, and she delivered the inaugural lecture of the Global Studies series at Truman State University. Her article addressing the tension between promotion of peace processes and the demand for legal accountability for war crimes, “Peace v. Justice: the Universal Declaration and the Origins of the Debate,” will appear in a special symposium edition of Diplomatic History next spring.
JIM REEVES BUSY SPEAKING
Jim Reeves (LL.M.'04) was a presenter at a half-day CLE co-sponsored by United States Arbitration & Mediation Midwest, Inc. and Washington University Law School's ADR Program, speaking about "Reducing the Costs of Disputes: The Challenges and Opportunities of Pre-Litigation Mediation." On Oct . 30, he will be presenting in Madison County, IL about "Rules, Reputations, and Civility: Ethical Considerations in Negotiations." On Nov . 13, he will speak in Columbia at the Missouri Bar's "Stepping Up & Stepping Out: The New Lawyer Experience" program on the topic of "Using Negotiation and Settlement Skills to Your Tactical Advantage."
PROF. MICHAEL MOFFITT WILL TALK ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE AND VIEWS
SEPT. 25, 9:30-11 AM, COURTROOM, MU LAW SCHOOL
On Sept. 25, University of Oregon Prof. Michael Moffitt, one of the most innovative ADR thinkers, will be the guest in "A Conversation with Michael Moffitt," moderated by Prof. John Lande. For more about Prof. Moffitt, see http://www.law.uoregon.edu/faculty/mmoffitt/.
OCT. 16, 9-5, COURTROOM, MU LAW SCHOOL
On Oct. 16, an arbitration hearing involving the Missouri Department of Transportation will be held at the Law School Courtroom from 9 to 5. Observers are welcome to attend at any time as long as they enter and exit as quietly as possible. Dean Bob Bailey will be serving as one of the arbitrators.
FORREST MOSTEN TO PRESENT ABOUT DEVELOPING A DR PRACTICE AND ADVANCED STRATEGIES FOR MEDIATORS
OCT. 29- 30, HULSTON HALL, MU LAW SCHOOL
Forrest “Woody” Mosten will be at the MU Law School on Oct. 29 and 30. On Oct. 29, he will give a talk entitled, “Interested in Mediation, Collaborative Family Law and/or Starting Your Own Practice?” This will take place in the Courtroom from 1-2 pm. On Oct. 30, he will present a day-long conference on Advanced Strategies for Mediators. This program is being sponsored by current LL.M. student, Randy Hoerschgen's firm, DecisionOne Mediation & Arbitration. For details about this program, see http://www.decision1.net/id34.html. There is no charge for MU law students to attend this program. For Mosten's biography, see http://www.mostenmediation.com/bio.html.
ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OCT. 31, MU LAW SCHOOL
The Association of Missouri Mediators will hold its annual conference on Saturday, Oct. 31, in the Law School Courtroom. MU law students are invited to attend the conference workshops free of charge and may also purchase a $10 box lunch. For more information, see http://www.mediate.com/amm/pg42.cfm.
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN ADULT CRIMINAL COURTS SYMPOSIUM
NOV. 13, COLUMBIA, MO
The Restorative Justice in Adult Courts Committee of the Missouri Restorative Justice Coalition is sponsoring the Restorative Justice in Adult Criminal Courts symposium on Nov. 13, at the University of Missouri Memorial Union. This is co-sponsored by MU's Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, MU Peace Studies Program, and the Center for Dispute Resolution at Missouri State University. For details, see www.morjc.org, or contact Nina Balsam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABA TELECONFERENCE ON PSYCHOLOGY OF IMPASSE IN NEGOTIATION AND MEDIATION
NOV. 18, 1-2:30 EASTERN TIME
The American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee is sponsoring a 90-minute teleconference, “The Psychology of Impasse in Negotiation and Mediation.” For details, see http://maestro.abanet.org/trk/click?ref=zpqri74vj_3-afb0x3dc0bx32769147&.
FRANKFURT INVESTMENT ARBITRATION MOOT
MARCH 9-12, 2010, FRANKFURT, GERMANY
The Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot will give students the opportunity to argue an investment arbitration case before practicing arbitrators, who practice in a growing field. For more information, see http://www.investmentmoot.org/. Team registrations must be postmarked by Jan. 22, 2010.
DIRECTOR, WILLIAM D. RUCKELSHAUS CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AND WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
The William D. Ruckelshaus Center, a neutral resource for collaborative problem solving, seeks a director. For information about the center and this position, see http://ruckelshauscenter.wsu.edu/.