CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives
Vol. 12, Issue 15 - July 31, 2012

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. JOHN LANDE RECEIVED AWARD FOR BEST FAMILY COURT REVIEW ARTICLE
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts awarded Prof. John Lande its Meyer Elkin Essay Award for the best article published in Family Court Review in 2012.  The award was for his article, An Empirical Analysis of Collaborative Practice, which summarized empirical research about collaborative practice, the collaborative movement, and its interaction with other parts of the dispute resolution field.  The article is available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1806633.

PROF. JOHN LANDE PUBLISHED ARTICLE ON TEACHING NEGOTIATION
Prof. John Lande published Teaching Students to Negotiate Like a Lawyer, 39 Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 109 (2012), http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2086871.  This article (1) presents a model of “ordinary legal negotiation,” (2) describes a range of situations when lawyers negotiate (in addition to ultimate resolution of disputes), and (3) recommends that instructors consider using one or more multi-stage simulations in addition to single-stage simulations.

PROF. JOHN LANDE GAVE TALKS ON LEGAL EDUCATION, MEDIATION, AND PLANNED EARLY NEGOTIATION
Prof. John Lande gave three talks in Scotland in May including the keynote address at a conference on Embedding ADR in the Civil Justice System, sponsored by the Law Society of Scotland and Scottish Mediation Network.  He also gave a talk entitled, Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiation for Scotland, to the Core Solutions Group and Integrating Mediation in the Legal Dispute System for the Scottish Mediation Network.  Earlier that month, he was on a panel at the Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference entitled, Planned Early Dispute Resolution: How People Can Negotiate & Mediate Sooner & Better.  At the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution conference in April, he was on two programs:  Best Practices in Incorporating and Teaching Practical Problem-Solving in the Law School Curriculum and Strategies for Getting Lawyers to Negotiate and Mediate Sooner and Better.

PROF. STRONG CONVENES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN THE NETHERLANDS
Prof. S.I. Strong recently organized an international symposium and works in progress conference in the Netherlands as part of her duties 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. The theme of the conference was Collective Redress in the Cross-Border Context: Arbitration, Litigation and Beyond,which ties directly into the research that Prof. Strong conducted while in the Netherlands. Presenters, who came from more than 10 countries in Europe and North America, explored various means of resolving large-scale legal injuries that arise across national borders. The types of dispute resolution mechanisms discussed during the three-day event ranged from class and collective arbitration, mass arbitration and mass claims processes, class and collective litigation, and large-scale settlement and mediation. The workshop brought together practitioners, academics and representatives of non-governmental organizations, all of whom have an interest and expertise in public and private resolution of collective redress in the international realm.

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

PAULA YOUNG PROMOTED TO FULL PROFESSOR
Paula Young (LLM ’03) has been promoted to full professor at the Appalachian School of Law.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

FEDERAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE
AUGUST 20-23, SAN ANTONIO, TX
The Federal Dispute Resolution Conference will be held August 20-23 in San Antonio, TX.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION  2013 SRPING CONFERENCE
The American Bar Association's 15th Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference is set for April 3-6, 2013, in Chicago, IL. Organizers are seeking proposals for presentations for concurrent CLE sessions, sessions at the Symposium on ADR in the Courts, sessions for the Legal Educators Colloquium, and sessions for the Saturday International ADR Workshop.  Organizational ombuds have made presentations in past years, which is billed as the country's largest dispute resolution event. Proposal deadline: Sept. 7.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

ATTORNEY ADVISOR, AIR FORCE GENERAL COUNSEL
ARLINGTON, VA
The Air Force General Counsel seeks an attorney advisor, focused entirely on dispute resolution. Application deadline:  August 5.

LECTURER, UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO
NEW ZEALAND
The University of Otago, New Zealand, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies seeks a lecturerApplication deadline:  August 10.

CLINICAL FELLOW, HARVARD NEGOTIATION & MEDIATION CLINICAL PROGRAM
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program seeks a clinical fellow.

FACULTY AND DEPARTMENT CHAIR, CONFLICT RESOLUTION, UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
The Department of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas seeks faculty member and department chair.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION, MASSACHUSETS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
CAMBRIDGE, MA
MIT seeks an assistant director for conflict resolution in the Office of Student Citizenship.

EMPLOYEE AND LABOR RELATIONS COORDINATOR, AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
NEW YORK, NY
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seeks an employee and labor relations coordinator.