CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives
Vol. 12, Issue 12 - February 24, 2012

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. LANDE GAVE TALKS AT UCLA AND THE TEXAS BAR ASSOCIATION CLE
This month, Prof. John Lande was a speaker at a UCLA Law School Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Colloquium, giving a talk entitled, Building Good Working Relationships with “Opposing Counsel” in Negotiation – Even if the Parties Have Extreme Positions or the Other Lawyer is a Rascal.  He also was a speaker at the annual Texas Bar CLE conference on Collaborative Law, giving a talk entitled, Informed Consent and Managing Expectations.

PROF. LANDE CITED IN FEDERAL COURT OPINION
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently cited Prof. John Lande’s article, Using Dispute System Design Methods to Promote Good–Faith Participation in Court–Connected Mediation Programs, 50 UCLA L. Rev. 69 (2002). The decision reversed a decision by the Bankruptcy Court that sanctioned a party for bad faith in mediation. See In re A.T. Reynolds & Sons, Inc., 452 B.R. 374 (S.D.N.Y. 2011).

PROF. STRONG JUDGES INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL MEDIATION MOOT IN PARIS
Prof. S.I. Strong travelled to Paris, France, recently to act as a judge in the 7th Annual ICC International Commercial Mediation Moot. The ICC Moot is the largest and most prestigious international commercial mediation competition in the world and aims to foster the study and use of mediation in international business disputes through the application of conciliatory techniques to a concrete, client-related problem. The competition is judged by leading international mediators, advocates and academics.

PROF. STRONG'S ARTICLE ON JURISDICTIONAL DISCOVERY REPRINTED IN DEFENSE LAW JOURNAL
Prof. S.I. Strong’s
article, Jurisdictional Discovery in United States Federal Courts, 67 Washington and Lee Law Review 489 (2010), was reprinted recently in 60 Defense Law Journal 1 (2011). The article, which analyzes jurisdictional discovery in the wake of recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court in Ashcroft v. Iqbal and Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, was cited soon after publication in Pretka v. Kolter City Plaza II, Inc., 608 F.3d. 744 (11th Cir. 2010).

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON TAKES POSITION IN ATLANTA, GA
LLM student Christopher Thompson (JD ’96) is now the associate director of the Clarkston Development Foundation located in Clarkston, Ga. Chris’s work will include cross-cultural conflict management in the large immigrant/refugee community served by the foundation.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMPLIANCE OFFICER/OMBUDSMAN, GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY
KANSAS CITY, MO
Grantham University seeks a compliance officer/ombudsmanApplication deadline:  March 6.

DIRECTOR OF MEDIATION, OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS OMBUDSMAN AND MEDIATION SERVICES
NEW YORK, NY
The Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services seeks a director of mediationApplication deadline:  April 6.

EMPLOYEE AND LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST, HRD DYNAMICS, INC
NEW YORK, NY
HRD Dynamics, Inc. seeks an employee and labor relations specialist.