CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives
Vol. 12, Issue 9 - December 9, 2011

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. JOHN LANDE PUBLISHES ARTICLE, GIVES PRESENTATIONS THIS SEMESTER, AND CO-CHAIRS TASK FORCE
Prof. John Lande published Getting Good Results for Clients by Building Good Working Relationships with “Opposing Counsel,” 33 University of La Verne Law Review 107 (2011), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1968619.  This semester he gave presentations at Marquette, St. John’s, and Washington University law schools.  His book, Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiation: How You Can Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money, was featured in a teleconference for the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and a presentation for the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Inn of Court in New Jersey.  He was appointed as a co-chair of a new Task Force on Planned Early Dispute Resolution of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution.

TWO OF PROF. STRONG’S ARTICLES CITED IN MAJOR ICSID ARBITRATION
Two of Prof. S.I. Strong's articles - From Class to Collective:  The De-Americanization of Class Arbitration, 26 Arbitration International 493 (2010) (unfortunately misattributed to Stacy I. Strong) 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 dissenting opinion on jurisdiction recently rendered in Abaclat (formerly Beccara) v. Argentine Republic, ICSID Case No. Arb/07/5 (available here http://italaw.com/documents/Abaclat_Dissenting_Opinion.pdf).  The case, which arose as a result of Argentina’s default on approximately $100 billion worth of sovereign debt in 2001, involves over 60,000 Italian claimants, making Abaclat the first mass arbitration ever brought in the context of international investment (treaty-based) arbitration.  Prof. Strong was also cited in the majority award rendered on August 4, 2011 (available here http://italaw.com/documents/AbaclatDecisiononJurisdiction.pdf).

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

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. For questions, please contact Paula Young (LLM ’03) at  pyoung@asl.edu . Proposal deadline: January 15.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEDIATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK
LITTLE ROCK, AR
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law Legal Clinic seeks a mediation program coordinatorApplication screening will continue until the position is filled, preferred start date is January 3, 2012.

MEDIATOR-FAMILY COUNSELOR, MOHAVE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
KINGMAN, AZ
The Mediation and Conciliation Court Services department of the Mohave County Superior Court seeks a mediatorPosition open until filled, initial review of applications to start December 15.

PEACE BUILDING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION SPECIALIST, MERCY CORPS SCOTLAND
NYALA, SOUTHERN DARFUR
Mercy Corps seeks a peace building and conflict resolution specialist in southern Darfur. Application deadline:  December 17.

STUDENT DISPUTE RESOLUTION MANAGER, SOUTH NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY
MANCHESTER, NH
Southern New Hampshire University seeks a student dispute resolution managerApplication deadline:  December 30.

SENIOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION ASSOCIATE MEDIATOR, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
LOS ANGELES, CA
Loyola Marymount University seeks a senior conflict resolution mediatorApplication deadline:  December 31.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION COUNSELOR ATTORNEY, GLADE RUN LUTHERAN SERVICES
BUTLER, PA
Glade Run Lutheran Services seeks a conflict resolution and mediation counselor attorneyApplication deadline:  January 5.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT MEDIATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION, BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION
SAN DIEGO, CA
Bridgepoint Education seeks an associate director of Student Mediation & Dispute Resolution.

OMBUDS, COCA-COLA COMPANY
ATLANTA, GA
The Coca-Cola Company seeks an ombuds.
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