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CLE PRESENTATIONS BY CSDR FACULTY AND FRIENDS
Dean Bob Bailey, CSDR director, Prof. Paul Ladehoff, LLM director, and Jim Condry (JD ’79), made CLE presentations to the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association April 25. Bob Bailey presented on Baseball Arbitration, Paul Ladehoff spoke on Decision Analysis for Mediators, and Jim Condry presented information regarding Potential Rule 17 Changes in light of his work with the Supreme Court’s ADR Commission. Paul Ladehoff also gave a CLE presentation on ADR to the Administrative Law Committee at the Missouri Bar Association spring committee meetings May 11 in Jefferson City. On May 4, Prof. Jim Levin, CSDR associate director, gave a CLE presentation to the Missouri Attorney General’s office entitled Mediating Beyond Civil Remedies and Injunctions.
PROF. JOHN LANDE PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON FAMILY LAW DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Prof. John Lande published The Revolution in Family Law Dispute Resolution, 24 Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Law 411 (2012), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2035605. This article describes how the revolution in American family law led to a revolution in family law dispute resolution in the past 50 years.
PROF. S.I. STRONG PUBLISHES NEW ARTICLES IN THE U.S. AND GIVES PRESENTATIONS ACROSS EUROPE
Prof. S.I. Strong is currently on leave from the MU School of Law and is serving as the Henry G. Schermers Fellow at the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Her article, Resolving Mass Legal Disputes Through Class Arbitration: The United States and Canada Compared, was recently published in 37 North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation 921 (2012) as part of a symposium issue on international trade. The article was the result of work done pursuant to a research grant awarded to Prof. Strong by the Canadian government. Another article, Cross-Border Collective Redress in the European Union: Constitutional Rights in the Face of the Brussels I Regulation, was accepted for publication in 44 Arizona State Law Journal __ (forthcoming 2013). The research discusses a recent resolution adopted by the European Parliament regarding large-scale inter-European litigation and considers the impact of the proposal on individual rights as well as U.S. class actions. Two different federal courts recently cited as authority her article, Law and Religion in Israel and Iran: How the Integration of Secular and Spiritual Laws Affects Human Rights and the Potential for Violence, 19 Michigan Journal of International Law 109 (1997). The two decisions - Mayer v. Mayer, Nos. 11-cv-6385 (ENV)(SMG), 11-cv-236 (ENV)(RER), 2012 WL 441182 (E.D.N.Y., Feb. 10, 2012), and Schultz v. Medina Valley Independent School Districts, No. SA-11-CA-442-FB, 2012 WL 517518 (W.D. Tex., Feb. 9, 2012) - were unrelated.
Prof. Strong has spoken in Spain, England and Austria. At the symposium Uncertainty and Mass Tort: Causation and Proof, held at the University of Girona in Spain, her presentation, Mass Torts and Arbitration: Lessons From Abaclat v. Argentine Republic, discussed the possible use of arbitration to resolve cross-border collective disputes in tort. Her written contribution to the symposium will be available in a collection of essays published later this year in English and Spanish. Prof. Strong spoke at the International Investment Forum convened in London by the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL). The presentation, Consent and Jurisdiction in Abaclat v. Argentine Republic, focused on issues relating to claimants' consent in international investment arbitration and the extent to which certain regulatory rationales translate from private forms of mass arbitration to public forms. Two of her articles - From Class to Collective: The De-Americanization of Class Arbitration, 26 Arbitration International 493 (2010), and Does Class Arbitration ‘Change the Nature’ of Arbitration? Stolt-Nielsen, AT&T and a Return to First Principles, 17 Harvard Negotiation Law Review __ (forthcoming 2012) - were cited in the Abaclat awards. Prof. Strong also spoke to a group of practitioners, academics and students at the London School of Economics (LSE) on Class Actions in the United States in the Wake of AT&T Mobility, Stolt-Nielsen and Dukes. Most recently Prof. Strong spoke at the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS) conference in Salzburg, Austria, on the topic Collective Arbitration in ICSID Disputes: Abaclat v. Argentine Republic. The CILS conference is held biennially at the historic Schloss Leopoldskron, best known as the location for the von Trapp family home in the film, The Sound of Music.
RUNAN HAN SELECTED FOR HUSCH BLACKWELL ADR EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
LLM student Runan Han started a summer internship with American Arbitration Association in New York City in May. This internship is funded through the Husch Blackwell ADR Externship Program.
CHIP STEWART PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON COPYRIGHT AND FACEBOOK PHOTOS
Chip Stewart (LLM '07), published Can I Use This Photo I Found on Facebook? Applying Copyright Law and Fair Use Analysis to Photographs on Social Networking Sites Republished for News Reporting Purposes, 10 Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law 93 (2012), available at http://www.jthtl.org/content/articles/V10I1/JTHTLv10i1_Stewart.PDF.
PAULA YOUNG GIVES FACULTY PRESENTATIONS
Paula Young (LLM ’03), presented Teaching Mediator Ethics Using Active Learning Techniques at a faculty workshop at the Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop in Hamden, CT on March 5. Last fall, she presented Active Learning Techniques for Teaching Professional Responsibility, at a faculty workshop at Salmon P. Chase College of Law in Highland Heights, KY.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION JOBS WEBSITE
Following is a new website, Conflict Resolution Jobs http://conflict-resolution-jobs.com/Conflict-Resolution-Jobs.html with sections on arbitration jobs, conflict resolution jobs, facilitation jobs, mediation jobs, negotiation jobs, ombudsman jobs.
ADR DIRECTOR AND CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF LAW, UC HASTING COLLEGE OF LAW
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The University of California Hastings College of Law Center for Negotiation & Dispute Resolution seeks a director and a clinical professor of law.
INSURANCE DISPUTE RESOLUTION DIRECTOR, THE CLIMATE CORPORATION
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The Climate Corporation seeks an insurance dispute resolution director.
PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, RESOLVE
RESOLVE, a non-profit organization, is seeking a program associate.
CAMPUS OMBUDSPERSON, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA
SANTA BARBARA, CA
University of California Santa Barbara seeks a campus ombudsperson. This position is open until filled.
OMBUDSMAN / MEDIATOR, KAISER PERMANENTE
Kaiser Permanente seeks an ombudsman/mediator.
MEDIATION ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DES MOINES, IA
Des Moines Area Community College seeks an adjunct instructor for mediation. Position open until filled.