CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 11, Issue 6 - December 2, 2010

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

ASSOCIATE DEAN GELY QUOTED IN ST. LOUIS PAPER
Associate Dean Rafael Gely was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on labor and trade unions. Prof. Gely teaches courses in employment law, labor arbitration and labor law, among others at the Law School. To read the full article, see http://www.stltoday.com/business/columns/steve-giegerich/article_79bc4b8a-95ff-5c78-8c1c-81c420edcdb5.html.

PROF. JOHN LANDE PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON ADVISING CLIENTS ABOUT DR OPTIONS
Prof. John Lande published “Helping Lawyers Help Clients Make Good Decisions About Dispute Resolution,” 17 Dispute Resolution Magazine 14 (Fall 2010), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1716857. The article suggests that local and subject-area legal practice communities use dispute systems design strategies to help lawyers counsel clients in choosing DR options.

PROF. JOHN LANDE WILL SPEAK ON LEGAL EDUCATION AND CUTTING EDGE ISSUES IN ADR
Prof. John Lande will be a panelist at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools on Jan. 7 in San Francisco, CA. The program is entitled “Connecting Doctrinal and Practical Problem-Solving Instruction to Enhance Legal Education” and is sponsored by the ADR Section in cooperation with the Teaching Methods Section. In addition, he will be a panelist at a symposium on Jan. 29, sponsored by the University of La Verne College of Law in Ontario, CA. The symposium is entitled “Forecasting the Future: Cutting Edge Issues in ADR.”

PROF. ILHYUNG LEE PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON EQUALITY IN KOREAN LAW
Prof. Ilhyung Lee published “Legislating The Appearance of Equality In Korea: The Law and Politics of We-Hwa-Gahm,” 28 Penn State International Law Review 581 (2010).  The article analyzes the unstated Korean legal policy to avoid we-hwa-gahm, or social incongruity or disharmony, in several Korean laws.

PROFS. JAMES WALL AND TAL ZARANKIN GIVE PAPER ON CIVIL MEDIATION
James A. Wall Jr., MU Business Professor and Senior Fellow of the Center, and Prof. Tal Zarankin (LL.M. ’03, PhD ’09) at Radford University, have co-authored a paper with Suzanne Chan-Serafin, “Do Mediators Walk Their Talk in Civil Cases?”, IACM 23rd Annual Conference Paper, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1615213. The paper reports on a study of 100 civil cases and finds that mediators’ behaviors are generally consistent with their descriptions in their opening statements and that an “evaluative” strategy was most often associated with agreement, followed by a “pressing” style as a “close second” and a “neutral” style as a “distant third.”

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

JOHN BLANKENSHIP PUBLISHES ARTICLE
John Blankenship (LLM ’08) published “Isomorphism of Construction Arbitration: The Key to Its Prevention and Reversal,” in Dispute Resolution Journal, May-October 2010.

JEFF GOLDFIEN TAKES POSITION WITH KAISER PERMANENTE
Jeff Goldfien (LLM ’05) recently took a position with Kaiser Permanente as an ombuds/mediator. His new position is at the Santa Clara campus, in the Silicon Valley area. Congratulations, Jeff!

PAULA YOUNG REAPPOINTED TO MEDIATOR REVIEW COMMITTEE
Paula Young (LLM ’03) was reappointed to the Mediator Review Committee by the executive secretary of the Virginia Supreme Court. The Mediator Review Committee is a regulatory body that reviews complaints filed by dissatisfied parties against mediators.

BIN ZHOU BEGINS NEW JOB IN CHINA
Bin Zhou (LL.M. ’10) recently started a position in the International Department of the Intellectual Property Agency, Beyond Attorneys at Law, in Beijing, China. Bin is a paralegal, and was able to participate in an international domain name dispute, because of research he did on this topic in Prof. Lande’s class.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

VIRGINIA MEDIATION NETWORK SEEKS SPEAKERS FOR MARCH CONFERENCE
The Virginia Mediation Network will hold its spring conference on March 19-20 in Richmond, Virginia and is seeking speakers. It cannot afford to cover travel expenses or provide an honorarium, but offers a sophisticated audience of well-trained, ethically-savvy mediators. For more information, contact Karen Asaro, Conference Chair, karen.asaro@gmail.com. Application deadline: Dec. 15.

INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
As of November 2010, full-time law students from around the world are able to join the International Bar Association (IBA) via a new student membership system. For more information about IBA student membership visit www.ibanet.org or email student@int-bar.org.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: WORLDS OF WORK: EMPLOYMENT DISPUTE RESOLUTION SYSTEMS ACROSS THE GLOBE
St. John's Law School seeks participants for a conference on international employment dispute resolution at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, July 20-23. The conference is called Worlds of Work: Employment Dispute Resolution Systems Across the Globe. Panels will be organized around the themes that emerge from the proposals submitted. Submission deadline: Jan. 15.

CALL FOR PAPERS:  CREATIVE LAW, 16TH ANNUAL UBC INTERDISCIPLINARY LEGAL STUDIES GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
The Graduate Law Students Society of the University of British Columbia invites graduate students in all disciplines to participate in its 16th annual interdisciplinary academic conference to be held in Vancouver, Canada on May 13-14. Paper submission deadline: Feb. 4.

ACR WEBINAR
TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION: BEST PRACTICES WEBINAR
THURS., DEC. 9, 1-2 PM CST
The Environment and Public Policy Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution is sponsoring a webinar on the practice of environmental conflict resolution.

ABA TELECONFERENCE
THE BRAINS BEHIND THE DEALS: INSIGHTS FROM NEUROSCIENCE FOR LITIGATORS, DEAL MAKERS AND DISPUTE RESOLVERS
TUES., DEC. 14, 12-1:15 PM EST
Prof. Richard Birke, Willamette University College of Law, will provide insight into the connection between neuroscience and legal negotiation. Registration deadline: Dec. 10.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

BILINGUAL FAMILY COURT MEDIATOR, SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA
REDWOOD CITY, CA
The Superior Court of California, San Mateo County seeks a bilingual (Spanish speaking) mediator in Family Court Services. Application deadline:  Dec. 9.

ADR PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF ALAMEDA
OAKLAND, CA
The Superior Court of California, County of Alameda is seeks an ADR program administratorApplication deadline:  Dec. 10. 

SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER/SENIOR FACILITATOR, US INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION
TUCSON, AZ
The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, a program of the Udall Foundation, seeks a senior program manager/facilitator to manage environmental collaboration and conflict resolution projects. For details, email colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline: Open until filled. The initial screening of applications will begin Dec. 15.

ADR FELLOWSHIP, ADR CENTER INTERNATIONAL DIVISION
ROME, ITALY
The ADR Center has an opening for a three-month fellowship position in Rome to provide general support to the International Division. For details on this fellowship, email colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline:  Dec. 20.  

ADR FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF LAW
BALTIMORE, MD
The University of Maryland School of Law seeks to fill a faculty position in ADR. For details, email, colemanl@missouri.edu.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION TEACHER, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
NEW YORK, NY
The NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies seeks applicants to teach an introductory conflict resolution course during the summer 2011 semester. For details, email Leslie Nydick at Leslie.Nydick@nyu.edu

OMBUDSMAN, INTERNET CORPORATION FOR ASSIGNED NAMES AND NUMBERS
ANY LOCATION
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers seeks an ombudsman for its conflict resolution program.

ASSOCIATE OMBUDS POSITION, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
NEW YORK, NY
Columbia University seeks an associate ombuds at the Morningside location. This position is open until filled.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENCOUNTER
NEW YORK, NY
Encounter seeks applicants for the position of executive director.