CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 11, Issue 3 - October 4, 2010

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

ANNUAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION SYMPOSIUM
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND THE RULE OF LAW: MAKING THE CONNECTION
OCT. 15, MU LAW SCHOOL, ROOM 112
The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is sponsoring a symposium about alternative dispute resolution and the rule of law. Prof. Richard Reuben has organized this symposium, which will be held on Fri., Oct. 15 in Hulston Hall. The symposium features speakers from academia, government, practice, and funding communities -- including a former counsel for USAID, speakers skyping in from Israel and India, and the executive director of the JAMS Foundation, all of whom will be writing for our Journal of Dispute Resolution. The program is being co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and the Missouri Center for the Study of Conflict, Law & the Media. For more details see http://www.law.missouri.edu/csdr/symposium/rol/.

PROF. PHIL HARTER WAS APPOINTED AS MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES
Prof. Philip Harter, emeritus professor at MU was appointed as a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. This recently-revived independent federal agency provides authoritative, nonpartisan legal advice and expertise on administrative law and federal regulatory procedures. Previously, Harter played a major role in initiating the projects of the Administrative Conference, including recommendations to agencies on the use of collaborative processes.

PROF. JOHN LANDE CO-CHAIRS TASK FORCE ON LEGAL EDUCATION
Prof. John Lande is a co-chair of the Legal Education, ADR, and Problem-Solving (LEAPS) Task Force of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. This Task Force grew out of the article that he and UNLV Professor and Center Senior Fellow Jean Sternlight co-authored, The Potential Contribution of ADR to an Integrated Curriculum: Preparing Law Students for Real World Lawyering, 25 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 247 (2010), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1553800. Prof. Sternlight is a member of the Task Force as are Texas Wesleyan Prof. Cynthia Alkon (LLM ’02) and Appalachian Prof. Paula Young (LLM ’03).

PROF. JOHN LANDE WILL GIVE LECTURE AND TEACH MASTERCLASS IN SCOTLAND
Prof. John Lande will give the Burgess Memorial Lecture at the University of Strathclyde Law School in Glasgow, Scotland, on Oct 28. His lecture is entitled, “Lawyering and Mediation:  What We Can Learn From the USA?” For more information, see http://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/lawschool/robertburgessmemoriallecture2010/. The Scottish Mediation Network is sponsoring a masterclass on mediation that he will teach in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Oct. 29.

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

MARY JUDE CANTORIAS WILL PRESENT A PAPER AT UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS CONFERENCE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS IN CONFLICT STUDIES
Mary Jude Cantorias (LLM ’10) will present a paper at the University of Massachusetts Boston conference, “Conflict Studies:  The New Generation of Ideas,” Oct. 22-23. Her paper is entitled, “Judicial Review of Arbitral Awards in the Philippines: A Look into the Application of the Public Policy Exception under the New York Convention applying United States Precedents.” For more information about the conference, see http://www.disres.umb.edu/conf/2010/registration.php.

LYNN MALLEY CO-AUTHORS BOOK ABOUT VETERANS AND HIGHER EDUCATION
Lynn Malley ((JD ’84, LLM ’03) is a co-author of the book, “Improving College Education of Veterans.” She has been involved with a nonprofit group, College Educators for Veterans Higher Education, which sponsored a conference in support of student service members and veterans last fall in Washington, DC.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS TO HOLD ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OCT. 22, KANSAS CITY, MO
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 of $30 for students. LL.M. graduates, Jim Reeves (LLM ’04) and Stephen Stark (JD ’86, LLM ’00) will be presenters. For more information, see http://www.mediate.com/amm/pg42.cfm.

CALL FOR PAPERS:  JOURNAL OF ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION
The Journal of Arbitration and Mediation recently issued a call for papers for its second issue. This new journal is a joint initiative of Sherbrooke University Faculty of Law in Quebec, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law in Nova Scotia, and the Canadian Arbitration Congress. Its mission is to reflect on and debate issues in arbitration and mediation in Canada and around the world. For details, email colemanl@missouri.eduSubmission deadline:  Dec. 1.

ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION MEDIATION VIDEO CONTEST
The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution invites entries in its second Mediation Video contest on YouTube®.  For details, see http://www.abanet.org/dispute/videocontest.html.  Contest deadline:  Jan. 14.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

Coordinator, Office of the Ombudsperson, Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University seeks a coordinator for its Office of the Ombudsperson. Application deadline:  Oct. 8.

PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
NIAMEY, NIGER
The United Nations Development Program seeks a peace and development specialist in Niamey, Niger. Application deadline:  Oct. 10.

FACULTY, OSGOODE HALL LAW SCHOOL, YORK UNIVERSITY
TORONTO, ONTARIO
Osgoode Hall Law School seeks three faculty appointments which will be effective July 1, 2011. Application deadline:  Oct. 15.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, HARVARD NEGOTIATION AND MEDIATION CLINICAL PROGRAM
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Harvard’s Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program seeks an assistant director.

OMBUDSPERSON, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, HOUSTON M.D. ANDERSON  CANCER CENTER
HOUSTON, TX
The University of Texas, Houston M.D. Anderson Cancer Center seeks an ombudsperson.

OMBUDSMAN, SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
ATLANTA, GA
Savannah College of Art and Design seeks an ombudsman.

GRADUATE CAREER ADVISOR, HELLER SCHOOL, BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
WALTHAM, MA
The Heller School at Brandeis University seeks a graduate career advisor for Coexistence and Conflict master's students.