CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 11, Issue 8 - January 19, 2011

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

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.  The following people affiliated with MU will appear in the programs listed below.

Current Faculty and Staff
Prof. John Lande - Collaborative Law: Strategies for Informed Consent and Best Practices and Task Force on Legal Education, ADR, and Problem-Solving (LEAPS)
Prof. Ilhyung Lee - Art Imitates Life – What “The Story of Qiu Ju” Teaches Us About Mediator Competency
Prof. Richard Reuben - Mediation and the Media: What Are the Boundaries?, Mediation in Politics and the Politics of Mediation: Lessons from Political Negotiations for Professional Mediators, Certificates: The Good, The Bad, and The ?, and Square Pegs, and Round Holes: ADR and the Rule of Law

Former Faculty and Senior Fellows of the Center
Prof. Bobbi McAdoo - Doesn’t Somebody Have A Fiduciary Duty Here?, Task Force on Legal Education, ADR, and Problem-Solving (LEAPS), and Practice, Problem-Solving and Professionalism (P3): A Better Way to Start Law School
Prof. Jennifer Robbennolt - The Psychology of Ethics: Insights for Attorneys and Neutrals
Prof. Jean Sternlight - The Psychology of Ethics: Insights for Attorneys and Neutrals
Prof. James Wall - How Mediation Works. What Do We Know? How Do We Know It?

LLM Alumni
Prof. Art Hinshaw (JD ’93, LLM ’00) - Design Build Dispute Resolution: Designing and Implementing Foreclosure Mediation Programs and Lead Them into Temptation: Negotiation Ethics and the First Year of Law School
Lynn Malley (JD ’84, LLM ’03) - The Returning Veteran: ADR's Partnership with the Courts and Using Deliberative Dialogue to Assist Communities and Members of the Armed Services Bridge their Differing Cultures
Prof. Sukhsimranjit Singh (LLM ’06) - Sacred Rivers: How Core Values Drawn from Ancient Religions Can Improve Our Mediation Skills
Prof. Paula M. Young (LLM ’03) - Ethical Limits to Drafting Mediated Settlement Agreements and Completing Child Support Worksheets

There is a discount for full-time law or graduate students to attend.  For more information, and to register, see http://www.abanet.org/dispute/conference/2011/Early bird registration is open and the deadline is Feb. 18.  

PROF. S.I. STRONG EXPANDS AFFILIATION WITH TWO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PUBLISHES NEW ARTICLE ON TRANSNATIONAL LITIGATION
Prof. S.I. Strong was recently elected to the American Law Institute, where she will serve on the Members Consultative Group for the Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration.  She also was recently named to the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration.  She also recently published "Jurisdictional Discovery in Transnational Litigation: Extraterritorial Effects of United States Federal Practice," 7 Journal of Private International Law __ (2011), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1739293.  The article describes jurisdictional discovery procedures, which are used in cases where the defendant challenges the jurisdiction of the court, and discusses how recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent provides international actors with the means of limiting or avoiding this potentially burdensome procedure.

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

BRANDY BRYAN GETS ENGAGED
LL.M. student Brandy Bryan (JD ’09), recently became engaged to Ryan T. Stoffel, DVM.  He completed his comparative medicine residency and is now a post-doctoral fellow here at MU.  Congratulations, Brandy!

PAULA YOUNG PUBLISHES ARTICLE ABOUT APPLICATION TO MEDIATION OF UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW STATUTE
Prof. Paula Young (LLM ’03) published “A Connecticut Mediator In A Kangaroo Court?  Successfully Communicating The ‘Authorized Practice Of Mediation’ Paradigm To ‘Unauthorized Practice Of Law’ Disciplinary Bodies” in mediate.com.  This article analyzes a disciplinary proceeding brought against a mediator for unauthorized practice of law and is available at http://www.mediate.com/articles/young20.cfm?nl=296.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

FIFTH ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SYMPOSIUM
JAN. 21, FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL, NEW YORK, NY
The Fordham Law Dispute Resolution Society presents “The Supreme Court and Recent Arbitration Jurisprudence: Where Are We Headed?

ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION TELECONFERENCE ON MANDATORY ARBITRATION
FEB. 8, 12:00 - 1:15 PM EASTERN TIME
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is sponsoring a teleconference on Feb. 8, “The Future of Mandatory Arbitration:  A Conversation About Dodd-Frank and the Arbitration Fairness Act.” Registration deadline:  Feb. 4.

ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION MID-YEAR MEETING
FEB. 11-12, ATLANTA, GA
The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution is holding its 2011 mid-year meeting in Atlanta, GA, on Feb. 11-12.  There will be teleconferences on mediation and arbitration. For details, and to register, click here.

GERMAN INSTITUTE OF ARBITRATION CONTEST
The German Institute of Arbitration is sponsoring a contest for academic work by academics under 35 about any form of ADR.  For more information, email Laura Coleman at colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline:  June 30.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR, THE MASTERS PROGRAM IN COEXISTENCE AND CONFLICT
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, WALTHAM, MA
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University seeks a full professor for the Masters Program in Coexistence and Conflict. First consideration will be given to applications received before Feb. 1.

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY
WASHINGTON, DC
The Keystone Center for Science and Public Policy seeks a senior associate to assist in project management and facilitation related to energy policy, energy technologies and climate change. This position is open until filled.

STAFF OMBUDSPERSON, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
AUSTIN, TX
The University of Texas at Austin seeks a staff ombudsperson.

MEDIATORS, CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
CALIFORNIA
The California Department of Insurance seeks qualified mediators to provide California consumers and insurance companies with mediation services.