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GARY BORN HIGHLIGHTS SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION SYMPOSIUM
On October 21, 2011, the University of Missouri Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution held its annual symposium, entitled “Border Skirmishes: The Intersection Between Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration.” The symposium brought together speakers and attendees from fifteen countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas and featured internationally-renowned author-arbitrator Gary Born as keynote speaker. Mr. Born is widely regarded as the world’s preeminent authority on international commercial arbitration and international litigation, having been selected to receive the Global Arbitration Review’s inaugural “Advocate of the Year” award and the Legal Media Group’s “World’s Best International Litigator” award. The keynote address can be viewed at the symposium web site, and papers from the symposium will be published in the University of Missouri’s Journal of Dispute Resolution in early 2012.
The symposium also saw the announcement of the winners of a student writing competition sponsored by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North American Branch. Second place in the competition went to David Ma, a JD/MBA student at the University of Missouri. His submission was entitled “A BIT Unfair? An Illustration of the Backlash Against International Arbitration in Latin America: Chevron Corp. v. Republic of Ecuador.”
The Law School also hosted a works-in-progress conference in connection with the symposium. During the works-in-progress conference, authors from around the world discussed their current research with other specialists. The various sessions were moderated by members of the Law School faculty and attended by students and outside academics. The day’s activities also included a presentation by Victoria Shannon of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) concerning the recent revisions to the ICC Rules of Arbitration.
The symposium was co-sponsored by the University of Missouri International Center, the University of Missouri Transatlantic Center and the CIArb North American Branch. Additional support was provided by the American Society of International Law (ASIL), the ABA Section of International Law, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and Transnational Dispute Management (TDM). For more information on all events, see symposium web site or contact Professor S.I. Strong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROF. JOHN LANDE PUBLISHES ARTICLE ABOUT PLANNED EARLY NEGOTIATION
Prof. John Lande published How Advocates Can Manage Cases Better, And Get Good Results, With ‘Planned Early Negotiation,’ 29 Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation 161 (2011). This summarizes key points in his book, Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiation: How You Can Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money. The article is available at http://www.law.missouri.edu/lande/publications/how_advocates_can_manage_cases_better.pdf.
SUKHSIMRANJIT SINGH TO BE SYMPOSIUM PANELIST
Sukhsimranjit Singh (LLM ’06) will be a panelist at a one-day symposium on November 8 at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Yeshiva University called Culture, Religion and Conflict Resolution: What’s Identity and Faith Got to Do With It? He will speak on the views of marriage and divorce from Sikh and Hindu perspectives and the impact of these unique cultural and religious orientations on dispute resolution for marital disputes in the U.S. For more details on the symposium, see https://sites.google.com/site/cjcrsymposium2011.
SHUO WANG WRITES ARTICLE FOR SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW NEWSLETTER
Shuo “Derek” Wang (LLM ’11) wrote an article, Mediation in China, for Resolutions, the newsletter for the South Texas College of Law Frank Evens Center for Conflict Resolution. Read the article online at, http://stcl.edu/feccr/fall_resolutions_2011.pdf.
MACRO TO OFFER WEBINAR
NOVEMBER 8, 12 TO 1 PM EST
MACRO will offer a free webinar, Mediator's Proposals: Useful Mediation Tool or Oxymoron?, from 12-1 pm EST on November 8. For details and to register, see https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/846294414.
CALL FOR PAPERS: VIRGINIA MEDIATION NETWORK SPRING CONFERENCE
MARCH 17-18, RICHMOND, VA
The Virginia Mediation Network spring conference will be held at the University of Richmond Law School on March 17-18. For details, see http://www.vamediation.org/vmn-conferences. Proposal deadline: January 15.
THE BLOG FOR BUILDING DIALOGUE FEATURES MU LAW DR FACULTY
The Communications Center, Inc., sponsors a video series on Civility and Civil Dialogue. Profs. Richard Reuben and Paul Ladehoff are in two of the videos that can be viewed at http://buildingdialogues.wordpress.com/. For more information on The Communications Center, see http://www.buildingdialogue.com.
SENIOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION ASSOCIATE/MEDIATOR, LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL
LOS ANGELES, CA
The Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution seeks two senior conflict resolution associates/mediators to join its team. For details, see http://www.lls.edu/jobs/SeniorConflictResolutionAssociate.html. Application deadline: November 28.
MEDIATOR, FPMI SOLUTIONS
FPMI Solutions seeks a senior ADR mediator. For details, see http://www.adrtimes.com/jobs?trumbaEmbed=view%3devent%26eventid%3d96723355. Application deadline: December 5.
DIRECTOR OF MEDIATION SERVICES, BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU FOUNDATION
FRESNO AND BAKERSFIELD, CA
The Better Business Bureau Foundation seeks a director of mediation services. For details, see http://cencal.bbb.org/mediation-services/.