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ANNUAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION SYMPOSIUM
THE “CREEPING LEGALISM” OF LABOR ARBITRATION
OCT. 9, MU LAW SCHOOL
The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is sponsoring a symposium that seeks to reignite the discussion on the legalization of labor arbitration. Prof. Rafael Gely has organized this event to be held on Fri., Oct. 9 in Hulston Hall. Prof. Richard Reuben and Prof. S.I. Strong will serve as moderators for the two panels. For details on this event, see http://law.missouri.edu/csdr/symposium/labor09/. Opening remarks and the keynote speaker will be in room 7 and the two subsequent panels will be in room 112 (the Courtroom).
PROF. JOHN LANDE GIVES TALKS ON COOPERATIVE AND COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE
Prof. John Lande gave talks entitled, “Getting Better Results for Clients Using a Planned Negotiation Process” at MU's Law Day on Sept. 11, and at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution on Oct. 2. The UNLV talk was hosted by Center Senior Fellow Prof. Jean Sternlight. A streaming video of the presentation is available at mms://streaming.law.unlv.edu/10-2-2009. Later this year, he will give similar talks in Minneapolis, Seattle, and possibly Cleveland. He will also be on a panel entitled, “Assisting Clients with Informed Process Choice: Assessment and Ethical Obligations,” at the Annual Forum of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals in Minneapolis on Oct. 24.
PROF. JOHN LANDE'S MEDIATION ACTIVITIES
Prof. John Lande will be on the faculty of the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution's Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Training Institute, on Oct. 15-16. A condensed version of his article, Doing The Best Mediation You Can, 14 Dispute Resolution Magazine 43 (Spring/Summer 2008), was featured as one of the best articles published by the ABA, in the March 2009 issue of GPSolo , the magazine of the ABA's General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division.
RUTH O'NEILL GIVES WORKSHOP AT 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 a 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. M. Ruth O'Neill (LL.M. '05) will be giving a workshop on Municipal Court and Restorative Justice. For details, see www.morjc.org, or contact Nina Balsam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANDREW GANGE WROTE ARTICLE ON JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR'S NEGOTIATION EXPERIENCE
Andrew Gange (LL.M. '09) wrote an article excerpting testimony from the confirmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice about her experience with negotiation. He wrote the article entitled “Sonia On Settling: The New Justice Emphasizes Agreement,” 27 Alternatives to High Cost Litig. 138 (Sept. 2009), while working as an intern with the International Institute of Conflict Prevention and Resolution. He also co-authored another item, “Temple Dean Addresses Diversity Task Force,” 27 Alternatives to High Cost Litig. 144 (Sept. 2009).
NON-TENURED FACULTY, KROC INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE STUDIES
NOTRE DAME, IN
The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame seeks applicants for a non-tenured faculty position beginning in August 2010. They are looking for a scholar-practitioner with experience in conflict mediation and transformation. Application review: Oct. 15.
TEMPORARY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
Kennesaw State University announces an opening for a one-year (9-month) position as a temporary assistant professor. The position is in the graduate program in conflict management in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences and is available August 2010. Application deadline: Dec. 1.