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. PAUL LADEHOFF TO SUCCEED PROF. JOHN LANDE AS LLM PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Dean R. Lawrence Dessem announced that Prof. Paul Ladehoff, CSDR training director and director of the Campus Mediation Service, will succeed Prof. John Lande as the LLM program director in late Summer 2011. Prof. Lande has served as director of this program since 2000, during which time he has created and led a premier LL.M. Program in Dispute Resolution in the country. Under his leadership, students from all over the world have come to the Law School to earn their LLM degrees, and these students have returned to their communities with a degree that has helped them both personally and professionally. This program, and these students, have enriched MU and Columbia and made this a better and more diverse law school. Prof. Ladehoff will maintain many of his current duties - most notably his service as director of the Campus Mediation Service - while taking over the leadership of the LLM Program.
PROF. JOHN LANDE PUBLISHES BOOK ON LAWYERING WITH PLANNED EARLY NEGOTIATION
Prof. John Lande’s book, Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiation: How You Can Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money, was published by the ABA. The strategies in this book can help lawyers become more effective negotiators, which can increase their professional satisfaction, generate good will, relieve stress, and increase their effective billing rates with creative fee arrangements. This book is not only about negotiation -- it outlines a general approach to practicing law. For more information, see http://law.missouri.edu/lande/.
PROF. JOHN LANDE PUBLISHES ARTICLE WITH EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE
Prof. John Lande published An Empirical Analysis of Collaborative Practice, 49 Family Court Review 257 (2011), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1806633. The article summarizes empirical research about Collaborative Practice, the Collaborative movement, its interaction with other parts of the dispute resolution field, suggests an agenda for future research, and offers suggestions for constructive development of the Collaborative field.
PROF. RICHARD REUBEN ELECTED TO THE AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE
Prof. Richard Reuben was recently elected to the American Law Institute. The Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.
PROF. S.I. STRONG ARTICLE ON TRANSNATIONAL LITIGATION TO BE PUBLISHED
Prof. S.I. Strong’s article, Jurisdictional Discovery in Transnational Litigation: Extraterritorial Effects of United States Federal Practice, will appear in April in 7 Journal of Private International Law 1 (2011). The article builds on her previous work in the field of jurisdictional discovery and considers the unique issues facing parties from outside the United States. Prof. Strong also will speak at the Fourth Journal of Private International Law Conference at the University of Milan, Italy, presenting a paper entitled “Resolving Mass Legal Disputes in the International Sphere: Are Class Arbitrations an Option? Lessons From the United States and Canada.”
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROPOSALS: ANNUAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION SYMPOSIUM
“BORDER SKIRMISHES: THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN LITIGATION AND INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION”
OCT. 21, MU LAW SCHOOL
The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is sponsoring a symposium about the connection between litigation and international commercial arbitration. Prof. S.I. Strong has organized this symposium, which will be held on Fri., Oct. 21 in Hulston Hall. The symposium features keynote speaker Gary Born, as well as speakers from Canada, Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, as well as the United States. A works-in-progress conference and a student writing competition is being organized in association with this event, and the University of Missouri School of Law is issuing a call for papers and proposals. Proposals for the works-in-progress conference are due May 20, papers for the student writing competition are due Aug. 15. More information about the works-in-progress conference, the student writing competition and the submission process is available at the symposium web site, located at: http://www.law.missouri.edu/csdr/symposium/2011/. Submissions and questions should be directed to Prof. S.I. Strong at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration for the symposium itself will open shortly.
JOHN BLANKENSHIP WRITES ARTICLE ON TRENDS IN CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION
John T. Blankenship (LLM ‘ 08) wrote Isomorphism of Construction Arbitration: The Key to its Prevention and Reversal, 65 Dispute Resolution Journal 114 (May-October 2010). He argues that arbitration is becoming so similar to litigation that parties will stop using it because they will see no advantage to it.
PAULA YOUNG TO GIVE WORKSHOP AT SUMMER CONFERENCE OF THE INSTITUTE FOR LAW TEACHING AND LEARNING
JUNE 1-3, NEW YORK, NY
Paula Young (LLM ’03) will give a workshop at the Summer Conference of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning on “Integrating the Three Apprenticeships in an Insurance Practice Course.”
EEO / ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SPECIALIST, OFFICE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management within the Department of the Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing seeks an Equal Employment Opportunity Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist. Application deadline: April 26.
PROJECT ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP, UNREPRESENTED NATIONS AND PEOPLES ORGANIZATION
THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization seeks an intern to work on projects involving human rights, self-determination, indigenous issues, democracy and nonviolence. Application deadline: April 30.
OMBUDSPERSON, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
The Office of Student Affairs at the University of Minnesota seeks a part-time ombudsperson. Application deadline: May 6.
OMBUDSPERSON, MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN
The Medical College of Wisconsin seeks a part-time ombudsperson.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE-FACILITATOR, KEARNS & WEST
Kearns & West seeks applicants for several positions for its collaborative solutions practice, including facilitation/mediation and stakeholder engagement associated with national, regional, and site-specific processes for environmental projects.