CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 11, Issue 12 - March 22, 2011

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. S.I. STRONG TO PUBLISH IN HARVARD NEGOTIATION LAW REVIEW
Professor S.I. Strong's article, "Does Class Arbitration 'Change the Nature' of Arbitration?  Stolt-Nielsen and First Principles," will be published in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review in early 2012.  The article considers the Supreme Court's recent claim that class arbitration "changes the nature" of arbitration by comparing class arbitration with other types of multiparty arbitration, discussing the jurisprudential nature of arbitration, and analyzing whether class arbitration deviates from previously established norms in any way.

ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION ANNUAL CONFERENCE FEATURES MU FACULTY, STAFF, AND ALUMNI
APRIL 13-16, DENVER, CO
The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution annual conference will be April 13-16 in Denver, CO.  Many people affiliated with MU will appear in the programs as described in the Jan. 19 issue of the e-newsletter, http://law.missouri.edu/csdr/news/archives/vol11/8.html.  The conference is an opportunity for experienced dispute resolution practitioners, as well as those new to the field and everyone in between to gather and learn from each other.  It will include more than 90 concurrent programs covering many aspects of mediation, arbitration, and negotiation, and will appeal to neutrals, advocates, teachers/scholars, court and private administrators, and many others.  For more information and to register, go to http://www2.americanbar.org/calendar/13th-annual-section-of-dispute-resolution-spring-conference/Pages/default.aspx.  

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

EVA ELFENKÄMPER TAKES NEW POSITION
Eva Elfenkämper (visiting student in ‘02) works as a project officer at the Oslo Forum of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva, Switzerland.  The Forum facilitates dialogue between experienced mediators and other major stakeholders in peace processes to share their experiences, identify challenges, and reflecting on ways to deal with the challenges.  For more information, see http://www.hdcentre.org or http://www.osloforum.org.

ZAIN SATARDIEN NEWS
Zain Satardien (LLM ’08) has been practicing in commercial litigation, dispute resolution, and antitrust law at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc., a law firm in South Africa and other parts of Africa.  He also has been admitted as an attorney of the Supreme Court of South Africa and recently was appointed as the manager of the International Trade Commission of South Africa, in its Legal Services Division.  In December, Zain published the article, “South Africa's International Trade Laws and its Guillotine Clause” in the Manchester International Journal of Economic Law.  Also in December, he married Ayesha, an aspiring chef.  Congratulations, Zain!

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

APPROPRIATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER PRESENTS SYMPOSIUM
APR. 1, PORTLAND, OR
The Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center at the University of Oregon School of Law presents, “Apology, Settlement and Systems Design: Learning from Medical Mistake Cases,” on April 1. University of Illinois School of Law Professor and CSDR Senior Fellow Jennifer Robbennolt is one of the presenters.

HEARTLAND MEDIATORS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
APRIL 8, LAWRENCE, KS
The Heartland Mediators Association will hold its annual conference, “Expanding the Universe: The Sky’s the Limit for your Mediation Practice,” on April 8 in Lawrence, KS.

ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONCILIATION COURTS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 1-4, ORLANDO, FL
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts will hold its 48th annual conference, “Research, Policy and Practice in Family Courts: What’s Gender Got to do with it?” on June1-4, in Orlando, FL.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

FELLOWSHIP, MERIDIAN INSTITUTE
COLORADO OR WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE
The Meridian Institute seeks applicants for a fellowship the Meridian Institute, which deals with environmental dispute resolution.  For information on the Meridian Institute. For details on this position, click here. Application deadline:  Mar. 25.

SENIOR MEDIATOR/DEVELOPMENT LEADER, RESOLVE
WASHINGTON, DC

RESOLVE seeks a senior mediator/development leader with experience and/or interest in food safety and sustainability, public health infrastructure and systems, and environmental health. Applications accepted until position filled.

INTERN - PROGRAM SUPPORT, AMERICAN RED CROSS
WASHINGTON, DC
The American Red Cross Ombudsman Office seeks an intern for Summer 2011.