CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives
Vol. 12, Issue 3 - September 16, 2011

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

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 Prof. S.I. Strong at strongsi@missouri.edu.

PROF. S.I. STRONG TRAVELS TO THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA AND PUBLISHES TWO NEW ARTICLES
Prof. S.I. Strong recently traveled to Cartagena, Colombia, to speak at the Congreso Internacional de Derecho Procesal(International Congress of Procedural Law). Professor Strong's presentation was entitled Resolution of Mass Legal Disputes in the International Sphere: Are Class Actions Better Than Class Arbitration? and was published in La Jurisdicción y La Protección Internacional de Los Derechos: 4 Congreso Internacional de Derecho Procesal (2011). While in Colombia, Prof. Strong also taught a seminar in international commercial arbitration and transnational litigation at the Universidad de Medellin. Prof. Strong's recent work in Colombia has also generated an article entitled, International Arbitration and the Republic of Colombia: Commercial, Comparative and Constitutional Concerns From a U.S. Perspective, which will appear in 22 Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law __ (forthcoming 2012). The article constitutes one of the very few analyses of Colombian arbitration law in English and the first comparison of U.S. and Colombian approaches to international commercial arbitration.

PROF. S.I. STRONG CITED IN SCOTUS BLOG
Prof. S.I. Strong's upcoming article, 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), was cited on the SCOTUS blog (the Supreme Court of the United States Blog) in a posting by Prof. Jill I. Gross entitled, AT&T Mobility, FAA Preemption and Class Arbitration. The blog posting is available at http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/09/att-mobility-faa-preemption-and-class-arbitration/).

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

BRANDY BRYAN PASSES WISCONSIN BAR EXAM
Brandy Bryan (JD ’09, LLM ’11) recently passed the Wisconsin Bar Exam. She continues to work for the University of Missouri as a compliance specialist for the Health Sciences Institutional Review Board.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

LIVE WEBCAST - THE FUTURE OF COURT ADR: MEDIATION AND BEYOND
SEPTEMBER 23
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts will host a free webcast of its upcoming conference, The Future of Court ADR: Mediation and Beyond, on Friday, September 23. Prof. John Lande is participating as the moderator of one of the panels, Core Values of Dispute Resolution—Is Neutrality Necessary?.  For details on the live webcast, see http://law.marquette.edu/courtadr/?page_id=277.

ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION ANNUAL ADVANCED MEDIATION AND ADVOCACY SKILLS INSTITUTE
NOVEMBER 3-4, SAN DIEGO, CA
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute will be held on November 3-4 in San Diego, CA. For details, see www.ambar.org/mediation2011.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

ASSISTANT ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON SCHOOL OF LAW
EUGENE, OR
The University of Oregon School of Law seeks candidates for teaching positions with preference given to those with experience in ADR. Applications are requested as soon as possible.

REGIONAL OMBUDSMAN COORDINATOR, U.S. COAST GUARD
OAKLAND, CA
The Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard seeks a regional ombudsman coordinator. Application deadline: September 23.

CONFLICT CLAIMS DIRECTOR, YORKPRO
NEW YORK, NY
YorkPro seeks a conflict claims director for its downtown New York City office.

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT GRIEVANCE RESOLUTION, BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION
SAN DIEGO, CA
Bridgepoint Education seeks a director of student grievance resolution.