CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives
Vol. 13, Issue 1 - August 31, 2012

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. CONKLIN PRESENTS RESEARCH ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN EARLY AMERICA
Prof. Carli Conklin
recently presented her research on dispute resolution in early America at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) annual conference. Prof. Conklin presented her article, Lost Options for Mutual Gain? The Lawyer, the Layperson, and Dispute Resolution in Early America, as part of a SEALS New Scholars panel.

PAUL LADEHOFF CO-FACILITATES DIFFICULT DIALOGUES PROGRAM
In June, Paul Ladehoff, Director of the LL.M. in Dispute Resolution Program and Director of the Campus Mediation Program, co-facilitated a 24-hour Summer Institute on Difficult Dialogues as part of the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative.  This professional development program for MU faculty examined the intersection between intellectual diversity and academic freedom in higher education and sought to increase understanding of the campus climate for diversity related to race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.   Faculty participants learned skills to help them to foster civil discourse on these topics, respond to challenging dialogue scenarios, and encourage cross-cultural empathy.  Additional information on the Difficult Dialogues program is available at http://diversity.missouri.edu/discuss/difficult-dialogues/professional-development.php

PROF. JOHN LANDE GAVE PRESENTATION ON PLANNED EARLY NEGOTIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA
Prof. John Lande gave a presentation in July on planned early negotiation at the annual conference of the International Association for Conflict Management in South Africa.

PROF. S.I. STRONG NAMED UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT FELLOW
Prof. S.I. Strong
has been selected as a United States Supreme Court Fellow for the 2012-2013 term. She has been assigned to the International Judicial Relations Office of the Federal Judicial Center, examining the federal judicial process and helping seek, propose and implement solutions to problems in the administration of justice. Prof. Strong recently returned to the United States after serving as the Henry G. Schermers Fellow at the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law in the Netherlands.

PROF. S.I. STRONG TO PUBLISH WITH NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW
Prof. S.I. Strong's most recent article, Regulatory Litigation in the European Union:  Does the U.S. Class Action Have a New Analogue? will be published in 88 Notre Dame Law Review__ (forthcoming 2013) as part of a special issue on federal judicial practice and procedure.  The article considers recent developments in the European Union from a regulatory perspective, applying new governance theory and equivalence functionalism to the problems of cross-border collective redress.

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

ALYSON CARREL ACCEPTS NEW POSITION
Alyson Carrel (JD ’04) recently accepted a new position at Northwestern University as a visiting clinical assistant professor in the Center on Negotiation.

ART HINSHAW’S ARTICLE FEATURED IN FORBES.COM
An article  co-authored by Art Hinshaw (JD ’93 LLM ’00) and Jess K. Alberts was featured on Forbes.com at http://www.forbes.com/sites/shenegotiates/2012/07/29/men-more-moral-negotiators-than-women/#. The article, Gender and Attorney Negotiator Ethics, 39 Washington Univ. Journal of Law and Policy 145 (2012), builds on the authors’ prior study of attorney negotiation ethics, this time looking at data through the lens of gender.

LARRY McLELLAN NAMED DISTRICT JUDGE IN IOWA
Larry McLellan (LLM ’06) was recently selected by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to be a district court judge for the 5th Judicial District in Iowa.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

2012 ANNUAL ASSOCIATION FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION CONFERENCE, SPONSORED BY THE CSDR
SEPTEMBER 12-15, NEW ORLEANS, LA
The Association for Conflict Resolution annual conference, Creating Connections: Conflict Resolution in Deeply Divided Times, is September 12-15 in New Orleans. The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is one of the sponsors of the conference. For details, see http://www.acrnet.org/.

MU LAW SCHOOL SPONSORING ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS CONFERENCE
SEPTEMBER 21, MU LAW SCHOOL
The Association of Missouri Mediators is holding its conference at MU School of Law. Bridging Beginning and Endings will be Friday, September 21.  Special student rate!  See http://www.mediate.com/amm/ for details.

MEDIATION WEEK TO BE HELD OCTOBER 14-20
The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution will be celebrating Mediation Week October 14-20: Mediation in the Mainstream: From the Courthouse to the Conference RoomKoschina Marshall (LLM ’06) is leading the international outreach efforts for the event. For more information about Mediation Week, see http://ambar.org/2012mediationweek

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

FELLOWSHIP:  CALL FOR APPLCIATIONS, UNITED STATES INSITUTE FOR PEACE, JENNINGS RANDOLPH PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, DC
The Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship Program provides scholars, policy analysts, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to spend time in residence at the Institute, reflecting and writing on pressing international peace and security challenges. The Institute awards between 8 and 12 fellowships per year.

MEDIATION ASSOCIATE, SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING, LLC
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO
Specialized Loan Servicing seeks a mediation associate.

ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR, PORTLAND STATE UNVIERSITY
PORTLAND, OR
Portland State University’s Conflict Resolution Graduate Program seeks to expand its faculty.

MEDIATION CENTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MEDIATION WORKS
MEDFORD, OR
Mediation Works seeks a Mediation Center executive director.

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION
NEW YORK, NY
The American Arbitration Association seeks a senior vice president.

TRAINING DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION
CHICAGO, IL
The Center for Conflict Resolution seeks a training director. For details on this position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.

JUVENILE JUSTICE INITIATIVES COORDINATOR, GOOD SHEPHERD MEDIATION PROGRAM
PHILADELPHIA, PA
The Good Shepherd Mediation Program seeks a juvenile justice initiatives coordinator. For details on this position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.