CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives
Vol. 13, Issue 2 - September 28, 2012

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

ANNUAL CSDR  SYMPOSIUM
OVERCOMING BARRIERS IN PREPARING LAW STUDENTS FOR REAL-WORLD PRACTICE
OCTOBER 19, MU LAW SCHOOL
The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is sponsoring a symposium on October 19 that brings together scholars, practitioners, and judges to analyze the needs of stakeholders of legal education and how law schools can most effectively satisfy those needs.  Although some legal disputes are resolved at trial or on appeal, most are resolved through other processes in the "shadow of the law," so it is especially important that law schools prepare students to represent clients in all major dispute resolution processes including mediation and arbitration.  The symposium will be published in the Journal of Dispute Resolution.  The symposium is approved for 3.6 hours of CLE credit in Missouri.  For more information, see http://law.missouri.edu/csdr/symposium/2012/.

LL.M. PROGRAM WELCOMES NEW CLASS OF STUDENTS
The LL.M. Program welcomes its new and continuing students for the start of its 14th academic year. We have a very experienced, talented, and diverse group of people.  This class includes domestic students and students from China, South Africa, and Uganda. Biographies of this year's class are posted at http://law.missouri.edu/csdr/llm/current-students.html. Welcome all!

PROF. CONKLIN TO PRESENT AT WORKS IN PROGRESS CONFERENCE
Prof. Carli Conklin will be presenting her research, entitled Lost Options for Mutual Gain?  The Lawyer, the Layperson, and Dispute Resolution in Early America, at the Association of American Law Schools Section on Dispute Resolution’s Works-in-Progress Conference, to be held at Ohio State University on November 9-10. Prof. Conklin’s research explores arguments for and against the use of arbitration and litigation in 18th century Massachusetts.

MU LAW HOSTS ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS
Prof. Paul Ladehoff and co-panelist Sarah Read provided a round table discussion of Hot Topics and Trends to close the annual conference of the Association of Missouri Mediators on September 21.  James Reeves (LLM ’04) was elected to a two-year term as president of AMM.  CSDR hosted AMM’s first annual conference at the Law School in 1999 and has been pleased to host the conference periodically since then.  This year’s conference focused on Elder Mediation and featured a keynote presentation by Zena Zumeta, former president of the Academy of Family Mediators among other leadership roles and accolades.

PROF. LEVIN TEACHES IN SOUTH AFRICA
Prof. Jim Levin traveled to Cape Town, South Africa during the summer as part of the law school’s summer study abroad program at the University of the Western Cape. Prof. Levin co-taught a class with Hakim Salum (LLM ’10), focusing on the political, social and cultural contexts of dispute resolution systems.

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

CHRISTOPHER ADEJO ANNOUNCES THE BIRTH OF HIS SON
LL.M. student, Christopher  Adejo, announces the birth of his son, Ateko Patrick Adejo.  He was born on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:03 a.m. at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Columbia.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDIATORS FALL CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 11-13, CAMBRIDGE, MA
The International Academy of Mediators will be holding its fall conference on October 11-13.

CARDOZO LAW JOURNAL OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION SYMPOSIUM
NOVEMBER 5, NEW YORK, NY
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is holding its symposium, Negotiating the Extremes:  Impossible Political Dialogues in the 21st Century.  Speakers include, Prof. Richard Reuben from the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution. 

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

OMBUDS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
WASHINGTON, DC
The United States Department of State seeks an ombuds in the Office of the Secretary, Office of the Civil Service Ombudsman. Application deadline:  October 4.

BRANDON RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP, LAUTERPACHT CENTER
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM
The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law is pleased to invite applications for the 2013 Brandon Research FellowshipApplication deadline:  October 5.

JUNIOR PROGRAM OFFICER/RESEARCHER IN MEDIATION SUPPORT, THE CENTER FOR SECURITY STUDIES
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
The Center for Security Studies Mediation Support Team seeks a junior program officer. Application deadline:  October 19.

OMBUDSMAN, ARTHUR DUGONI SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry seeks a full-time ombudsman.

COURT CENTER COORDINATOR, THE CENTER FOR COURT INNOVATION
NEW YORK CITY, NY
The Harlem Community Justice Center is a project of the Center for Court Innovation and it seeks a court center coordinator.

ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR, PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
PORTLAND, OR
Portland State University seeks a professor for its conflict resolution graduate program.

CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR, HARVARD NEGOTIATION & MEDIATION CLINICAL PROGRAM
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program seeks a clinical instructor.

INTERNSHIPS, ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION
The Association for International Arbitration seeks applications for internships.