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.
ANNUAL CSDR SYMPOSIUM
BORDER SKIRMISHES: THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN LITIGATION AND INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION
OCTOBER 21, MU LAW SCHOOL
On October 21, keynote speaker Gary Born leads an international group of experts in a frank discussion of issues that can arise when parties combine litigation tactics with international commercial arbitration. The symposium, entitled “Border Skirmishes: The Intersection Between Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration,” will be held at the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law. Associated events include a works-in-progress conference where authors discuss their current research with other specialists and a student writing competition sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North American Branch. The registration fee for the symposium, including an “early bird” session concerning the new ICC Rules of Arbitration, is $50, and registration is available online. The symposium is approved for 5.0 hours of CLE credit in Kansas and Missouri. For more information on all events, see http://www.law.missouri.edu/csdr/symposium/2011/ or contact Professor S.I. Strong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROF. S.I. STRONG CITED IN GROUND BREAKING ICSID ARBITRATION
Prof. S.I. Strong's article, From Class to Collective: The De-Americanization of Class Arbitration, 26 Arbitration International493 (2010), was recently cited in a ground-breaking arbitration administered by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The case, Abaclat (formerly Beccara) v. The Argentine Republic, ICSID Case No. Arb/07/5, involves over 60,000 Italian claimants, making it the first large-scale arbitration administered by ICSID. The citation to Prof. Strong's work (unfortunately misattributed to “Stacy I. Starck”) appears at pages 189-90 of the jurisdictional award rendered on August 4, 2011.
LL.M. PROGRAM WELCOMES NEW CLASS OF STUDENTS
The LL.M. Program welcomes its new and continuing students for the start of its thirteenth academic year. This is another very experienced, talented, exciting, and diverse group of people. This class includes students from the U.S., China, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, and South Korea. Biographies of this year's class are posted at http://law.missouri.edu/csdr/llm/current-students.html.
MOHAN SRIMAT TIRUMALA PEDDINTI TAKES A NEW JOB
Mohan Srimat Tirumala Peddinti (LLM ’07) recently joined Genpact India (erstwhile "GE Capital International Services") as assistant vice president and legal counsel at their Hyderabad, India office.
PAULA YOUNG SPEAKS AT THREE EVENTS OVER THE SUMMER
On June 1-3, Paula Young (LLM ’03), attended the summer conference sponsored by the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, held at New York Law School. On June 23 she gave a presentation entitled, Teaching Mediation Ethics Using Active Learning Techniques, at the Tenth Annual Conference of the Association for Conflict Resolution - Greater New York chapter. On July 7 she joined the Collaborative Professionals of Roanoke to give a presentation entitled, Ensuring Informed Consent in the Collaborative Law Process.
LIVE WEBCAST, NEW LAW: SUPREME COURT ARBITRATION CASES
SEPTEMBER 14, 12-1 PM CENTRAL TIME
Minnesota Continuing Legal Education is hosting a live webcast, New Law: The Supreme Court’s Unprecedented Interest in Arbitration, on September 14, from 12 to 1 pm central time. For details, see http://www.minncle.org/seminardetail.aspx?ID=124081201.
ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 21, ST. LOUIS, MO
The Association of Missouri Mediators will hold its 13th annual conference, Multiple Languages in Mediation, on Friday, October 21, in St. Louis, MO. For details, see www.mediate.com/amm.
ASSISTANT MANAGER AND OMBUDSMAN, FEDERAL RESERVE DIRECTORS PROGRAM
The Federal Reserve Directors Program seeks an assistant manager and ombudsman.