CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 11, Issue 14 - May 19, 2011

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. JOHN LANDE VISITS HUST LAW SCHOOL IN CHINA AND PARTICIPATES IN CONFERENCE ON NEGOTIATION TEACHING
Prof. John Lande spent three days in Wuhan, China at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), where he gave talks about court-connected mediation in the US and MU’s LLM Program. He met with the dean, vice dean, faculty, and students, including four students who will join the LLM Program this fall: Liao Jing, Han Ru Nan, Dong Si, and Zhu Yao as well as LLM graduate Dongdong Song (LLM ’10). Prof. Lande also participated in a conference in Beijing entitled, “Rethinking Negotiation Teaching.”

PROF. S.I. STRONG WILL BE PANELIST ON PROGRAM ABOUT SUPREME COURT CASE, ATT MOBILITY v. CONCEPCION
JUNE 1, 12:30-1:30 PM EASTERN TIME
Prof. S.I. Strong will be a panelist on a live telephone seminar and webcast , “ATT Mobility v. Concepcion—What It Means for Class Actions and Arbitration.” Sponsored by the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association.  This event will take place on June 1 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm Eastern Time. To register and learn more, see http://www.ali-aba.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=courses.course&course_code=TSSI16.

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

JUDY CANTORIAS SELECTED FOR CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP
Judy Cantorias (LLM ’10) received a scholarship to attend the Australian National University’s Asia Pacific Week in Canberra, Australia on July 10-14. The conference brings together 100 specially selected undergraduate and postgraduate students from around the world to collaborate with top-level regional experts through a series of Asia Pacific orientated discussions.  For more information about the event see http://asiapacificweek.anu.edu.au/. Congratulations Judy!

KEMI GEFU ADMITTED TO NY BAR
Kemi Gefu (LLM ’08) was admitted as an attorney in New York State on April 13. Congratulations, Kemi!

DONGDONG SONG RECEIVES MASTER’S DEGREE FROM HUST LAW SCHOOL
Dongdong Song (LLM ’10) received a master’s degree in law from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), writing a thesis entitled, “A Study on US Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms:  Analyze the Operation Mode of US National Conflict Resolution Center.” Dongdong will continue in the doctoral program in law at HUST. Congratulations, Dongdong!
           
PAULA YOUNG PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON TEACHING ETHICS TO LAWYERS AND MEDIATORS; WILL PRESENT AT ACR CONFERENCE IN JUNE
Appalachian Law School Prof. Paula Young (LLM ’03) published “Teaching Professional Ethics to Lawyers And Mediators Using Active Learning Techniques,” 40 Southwestern Law Review 127 (2010). This article is part of a series of articles about the use of active learning to teach the core values of mediation: mediator impartiality; party self-determination; confidentiality; and quality of the process and concludes that instructors can create enthusiasm in students for professional ethics by providing well-designed training programs that use active learning techniques. She will present “Teaching Mediation Ethics” at the 10th Annual Conference of the Association for Conflict Resolution - New York Chapter and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY, on June 23.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ADRHub LIVE WEBINAR: MARKETING YOUR MEDIATION PRACTICE
MAY 24, 6-7 PM ET
ADRHub is sponsoring a webinar, “Marketing your Mediation Practice,” with Susan Deihl, on May 24 from 6 to 7 pm ET. For details and to register, see http://may2011webinar.eventbrite.com/.

CALL FOR NOMINEES: CONNECTING WOMEN MEDIATORS AND PEACEMAKERS IN AFRICA PROGRAM
OCT. 6-7, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Women leaders and activists in conflict management and economic progress from Africa are sought as nominees to participate in the Connecting Women Mediators and Peacemakers in Africa program Oct. 6-7 in Cape Town, South Africa. For details, see http://www.vitalvoices.org/node/1617Nomination deadline: May 30.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  ASSOCIATION FOR MISSOURI MEDIATORS
The Association for Missouri Mediators invites interested individuals to submit a workshop proposal to be presented at the annual conference on Oct. 21 in St. Louis. The conference theme is “Multiple Languages in Mediation.” For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Proposal deadline:  June 1.

ANNUAL FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION
JUNE 14-15, NEW YORK, NY
The sixth annual Fordham Law School conference on international mediation and arbitration will be June 14-15. For details, see http://law2.fordham.edu/ihtml/cal-2uwcp-calendar_viewitem.ihtml?idc=11690&template=cal.

ABA LIVE WEBINAR OVERVIEW ON MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION
JUNE 15, 12-1:30 PM ET
The American Bar Association Continuing Legal Education section is sponsoring a live webinar, “Overview and Current Trends in Mediation and Arbitration: What’s Hot, What’s Not,” on June 15 from 12-1:30 pm eastern time. For details and to register, see http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t11ctm1.html.

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION WORKSHOP AND ROUNDTABLE
JUNE 15-17, DALLAS, TX
The Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the Center for American and International Law is sponsoring its 22nd Annual Workshop, “The Merits Hearing: Getting the Message to the Tribunal,” on June 15-17 in Dallas, TX. For details, see http://www.cailaw.org/ita/.

CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  VIRGINIA MEDIATION NETWORK FALL 2011 CONFERENCE
SEPT. 30-OCT. 2, WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Speakers are invited to submit a proposal to speak to members of the Virginia Mediation Network Fall 2011 Conference, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Williamsburg, VA. For details, e-mail Prof. Paula Young (LLM ’03) at pyoung@asl.edu. Proposal deadline: June 15.

ASIA PACIFIC MEDIATION LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
DEC. 2-4, BANGKOK, THAILAND
The Asia Pacific Mediation Leadership Summit, ”From Talk to Action,” will be Dec. 2-4 in Bangkok Thailand. For details, see http://www.mediation-leadership.comEarly bird registration deadline: July 1.

VICTIM-OFFENDER MEDIATION / DIALOGUE TRAINING
JULY 22-23, SPRINGFIELD, MO
Missouri State University’s Center for Dispute Resolution will host a victim-offender mediation training July 22-23. To register, see http://www.missouristate.edu/cdr/VOM_Training_Registration.htm.

ACR FAMILY SECTION CONFERENCE
JULY 27-30, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
The Association for Conflict Resolution Family Section’s conference, “2011-A Family Odyssey,” will be on July 27-30 in Minneapolis. For details, see http://www.acrnet.org/Sections.aspx?id=1056.

CALL FOR PAPERS ABOUT MASS ADR
The Oregon Law Review will be publishing a special ADR-themed issue in February 2012 on "ADR for the Masses."  This issue will address appropriate dispute resolution and alternative processes in the context of mass torts, mass settlements, public policy debates, and other large-scale dispute resolution contexts. For more information, e-mail colemanl@missouri.eduSubmission deadline: Sept. 1.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PENINSULA CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTER
SAN MATEO, CA
The Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center seeks an executive director. Application deadline:  May 23.

MEDIATOR, MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS
MALDEN, MA
The Division of Administrative Law Appeals seeks a full-time mediatorApplication deadline:  May 27. 

MEDIATION TRAINER, CHOOWA INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY
The Choowa Institute for International Peace and Security seeks a mediation trainer. Application deadline:  May 31.

MEDIATOR, DIVORCE WITHOUT DISASTER
Divorce Without Disaster, a divorce and family mediation firm based in New York, is opening branches in Washington DC, Philadelphia and Boston. The firm is looking for family and divorce mediators for immediate employment. Training, advertising, web site, offices and clients to be provided by Divorce Without Disaster. If interested, forward your resume along with a cover letter to jobs@DivorceWithoutDisaster.com.

DIVORCE MEDIATOR
ARIZONA
Established Arizona divorce mediation firm seeks mediator with JD and undergraduate or higher degree in psychology or similar area of study.  Interested individuals should e-mail their resumes to Oliver Ross, JD, PhD, at mediator.resume@gmail.com.