CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 10, Issue 22 - July 8, 2010

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

MISSOURI BAR ADR CONFERENCE FEATURES PROF. JOHN LANDE AND JAMES REEVES
FRI., SEPT. 10, COLUMBIA, MO
The Missouri Bar Association’s ADR Committee is sponsoring “Lawyers as Problem Solvers: An Advanced ADR Conference” on Fri., Sept. 10, at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia. Prof. John Lande will be on a panel entitled, “Collaborative and Cooperative Law: It’s Not Just Family Law Anymore,” and James Reeves (LLM ’04), who is on the conference planning committee, will speak on “Ethical Issues in Negotiations.” For more information, see http://www.legalspan.com/mobar/catalog.asp?UGUID=&CategoryID=&ItemID=20091215-420974-142800.

PROF. REUBEN QUOTED IN KANSAS CITY STAR ON NEGOTIATION AND ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ON ELECTION LAW
Prof. Richard Reuben was recently quoted about negotiation in an article, “The Art of Haggling Can Pay Dividends in the June 26 issue of the the Kansas City Star newspaper, which you can read at http://www.kansascity.com/2010/06/26/2036859/the-art-of-haggling-can-pay-dividends.html. He was also quoted about election law in a July 5 article, “County Vote on Assessor Heads into Uncharted Waters,” in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which you can read at http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_c5e682fe-6540-5977-afa1-b7d6ddcf1321.html.

PROF. JENNIFER ROBBENNOLT QUOTED IN NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE ON APOLOGIES
An article in the New York Times, “Why Is It So Hard to Apologize Well?” on June 28, 2010 quotes Prof. Jennifer Robbennolt, a senior fellow of the Center and professor at the University of Illinois. To read the article, see http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/04/magazine/04fob-wwln-t.html?_r=1.

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

CYNTHIA ALKON PUBLISHES ARTICLE ABOUT PLEA BARGAINING OUTSIDE THE U.S.
Cynthia Alkon (LLM ’02) published, “Plea Bargaining as a Legal Transplant: A Good Idea for Troubled Criminal Justice Systems?”, 19 Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems 355 (2010). This article questions whether it is advisable for countries with troubled criminal justice systems to adopt plea bargaining and offers recommendations such countries that do adopt plea bargaining systems.

JOSE RAMIREZ WELCOMES DAUGHTER
Jose Ramirez (LL.M. ’05) and his wife, Veronica, welcomed their second daughter, Maria Corina on May 27 in Caracas, Venezuela. Maria joins Valentina who is 3. Congratulations!

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION SPRING 2011 CONFERENCE
The Call for Programs information and submission site for the 2011 Spring Conference is now online at http://www.abanet.org/dispute/callforprograms.html. Proposal deadline: Aug. 30.

ABA SECTION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW: CROSS-BORDER DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE IN MOSCOW
SEPT. 30, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
The American Bar Association Section of International Law is sponsoring a one-day conference in Moscow, Russia, “Cross-Border Dispute Resolution: The Perspective for Russia and the CIS”.

ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS TO HOLD ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OCT. 22, KANSAS CITY
The Association of Missouri Mediators will hold its annual conference on Fri., Oct. 22, at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center in Kansas City. There is a discount rate for students. For more information, see http://www.mediate.com/amm/pg42.cfm.

ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONCILIATION COURTS AWARDS PROGRAM HONORS M.A.R.C.H. PROGRAM
The M.A.R.C.H., Mediation Achieving Results for Children, program in Liberty, MO was presented the Irwin Cantor Innovative Program Award at the Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts 47th Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on June 3. To read more about the program, see http://afccnet.org/members/2010-06-JUN-awards.asp.

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CIVIL TRIAL MEDIATORS CALL FOR PAPERS
The American College of Civil Trial Mediators has issued a call for papers for its publication, the American Journal of Mediation  It solicits papers from law professors and law students and others involved in conflict and dispute resolution. For more information, see http://www.americanjournalofmediation.com/pg4.cfm.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONCILLIATOR, AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION
NEW YORK, NY
The American Arbitration Association New York State Department of Insurance seeks a conciliator. The position located in the New York State Case Management Center. Applicants should e-mail their resume to Deborah Drucker, Druckerd@adr.org. For more details on the position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline:  July 9.

DEPUTY POLICE AUDITOR, CITY OF EUGENE
EUGENE, OR
The City of Eugene seeks a deputy police auditor. The deputy police auditor assists the police auditor in providing independent, external oversight of investigations of complaints involving police employees, including using methods of complaint resolution, including alternative dispute resolution models. To apply, visit www.eugene-or.gov/jobs. Application deadline:  July 9.

OMBUDSMAN, INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The Office of the Director General in the International Organization for Migration seeks an ombudsman. For details, see http://www.iom.int/jahia/Jahia/current-vacancies. Application deadline:  July 14.

ADR DATA MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR, MARYLAND JUDICIARY
ANNAPOLIS, MD
The Maryland Judiciary Alternative Dispute Resolution Office seeks a data management coordinator. This will include analysis of the survey forms, attorney survey forms and ADR Practitioner activity reports for future understanding and improvements to the District Court’s ADR programs. In addition, the coordinator will develop and maintain the ADR Office public information and public communication projects. For details, see http://www.courts.state.md.us/jobs/index.html. Application deadline:  July 15.

EMPLOYEE AND LABOR RELATIONS MANAGER, CITY OF EUGENE
EUGENE, OR
The City of Eugene seeks an employee/labor relations manager to manages the Employee and Labor Relations Program of the Human Resources Division, including grievance and dispute resolution processes.To apply visit www.eugene-or.gov/jobs. Application deadline:  July 16.

EXTERNSHIP, ADR CENTER
ROME, ITALY
The ADR Center seeks to fill a three-month internship position which is best suited for individuals who are just starting their careers. The intern will assist in organizing trainings, courses, and conferences, conducting research, and examining the impact of the new EU Mediation Directive. The internship will run from Sept. 20-Dec. 17, 2010 and interns will receive 500 Euros per month. For information about the ADR Center’s International Division, see http://www.adrcenter.com/international/cms/. Applicants should send their resumes to Flavia Orecchini at flavia.orecchini@adrcenter.comApplication deadline: July 28. 

OMBUDSMAN, THE WORLD BANK GROUP
WASHINGTON, DC
The World Bank Group seeks an ombudsman with extensive successful experience in conflict resolution. Application deadline: July 29.