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. STRONG’S HONORED BY CPR INSTITUTE FOR BEST ORIGINAL SHORT ARTICLE
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) gave Prof. S.I Strong its 2011 award for Best Original Short Article, Collective Arbitration Under the DIS Supplementary Rules for Corporate Law Disputes: A European Form of Class Arbitration? in 29 ASA Bulletin 45 (2011). Prof. Strong is one of few academics to be honored twice by the CPR Institute, having won the award for Best Professional Article in 2009 with her article, The Sounds of Silence: Are U.S. Arbitrators Creating Internationally Enforceable Awards When Ordering Class Arbitration in Cases of Contractual Silence or Ambiguity?, in 30 Michigan Journal of International Law 1017 (2009). Prof. Strong traveled to New York to accept the award on January 11.
MU faculty previously have received numerous awards from the CPR Institute. Prof. John Lande received the Professional Article Award in 2007 for his article, Principles for Policymaking about Collaborative Law and Other ADR Processes, 22 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 619 (2007). Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and former MU Law Prof. Jennifer Robbennolt (now at the University of Illinois College of Law) received the Professional Article Award for 2006 for her article, Apologies and Settlement Levers, 3 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 333 (2006). Senior Fellow and former MU Law Prof. Chris Guthrie (now dean at Vanderbilt Law School) received the Professional Article Award for his article, Panacea or Pandora's Box: The Cost of Options in Negotiation, 88 Iowa Law Review 601 (2003). Prof. Jennifer Robbennolt and Prof. Richard Reuben received Honorable Mentions for the Professional Article Award. Prof. Robbennolt was honored for her article entitled, Apologies and Legal Settlement: An Empirical Examination, 102 Michigan Law Review 201 (2003). Prof. Reuben received his award for his article entitled, First Options, Consent to Arbitration, and The Demise of Separability: Restoring Access to Justice For Contracts With Arbitration Provisions, 56 SMU Law Review 819 (2003). In 2002, Prof. R. Wilson Freyermuth, former MU Prof. Jerome M. Organ (now at Univ. of St. Thomas Law School) and Univ. of Denver Prof. James L. Winokur received the Award for Problem Solving in the Law School Curriculum for their text, Property and Lawyering: Cases and Materials, and Prof. John Lande received an honorable mention for his article, Using Dispute System Design Methods to Promote Good-Faith Participation in Court-Connected Mediation Programs, 50 UCLA Law Review 69 (2002). Prof. Chris Guthrie and his co-authors Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Andrew J. Wistrich were honored for their article, Inside the Judicial Mind, 86 Cornell Law Review 777 (2001). Senior Fellow and former MU Prof. Leonard Riskin (now at University of Florida Levin College of Law) received an award for his article, Understanding Mediators' Orientations, Strategies, and Techniques: A Grid for the Perplexed, 1 Harvard Negotiation Law Review 7 (1996). Senior Fellow and emeritus MU Prof. Philip Harter won the Outstanding Practical Achievement Award in 1991 "for his cumulative efforts in promoting the use of consensual processes by government agencies."
In addition to faculty awards over the years, the Center has been honored three times by CPR. When the Center was established at MU in 1984 by Prof. Leonard Riskin, it became one of the first programs of its kind to integrate alternative dispute resolution into the law school curriculum. In 1998, CPR gave the Center its award for outstanding practical achievement for its “pioneering work in integrating dispute resolution into the curriculum at the University of Missouri School of Law and for assisting in the development of similar programs at other law schools.” In 1999 and 2009 CPR awarded the Center the “Problem Solving in Law School Curriculum” award.
PROF. RICHARD REUBEN QUOTED BY REUTERS
Prof. Richard Reuben was recently quoted by Thomson Reuters in Analysis: Hard to Fix U.S. Nuclear Agency After Inner Turmoil. In the article, Reuben notes that "It is not unusual for administrative boards to be dysfunctional, but the high stakes for the nuclear agency are unique," with respect to disagreement among members of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
PROF. DENNIS CROUCH HAS ARTICLE ON MEDIATE.COM
Prof. Dennis Crouch has an article, Federal Circuit Ducks Question of Federal Mediation Privilege, on mediate.com at http://www.mediate.com/articles/CrouchD1.cfm.
RUNAN HAN SELECTED AS AAA HUSCH BLACKWELL EXTERN
LL.M. student, Runan Han, recently was selected for a summer externship with the American Arbitration Association in New York City for Summer 2012. This externship is funded through the Husch Blackwell ADR Externship Program. Congratulations Runan!
MARLO GOLDSTEIN HODE WORKING WITH MU ONLINE CONFLICT AND DIVERSITY TRAINING OFFERED BY THE CHANCELLORS DIVERSITY INITIATIVE
Marlo Goldstein Hode (LLM ’10) is working with the Chancellors Diversity Initiative online training program, "Diversity, Difference, and Conflict: Awareness and Skills Building for Enhancing Workplace Effectiveness," at http://cdi.missouri.edu/conflict/.