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AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION 15TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
APRIL 3-6, CHICAGO, IL
The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution annual conference will be April 3-6, in Chicago. John Phillips (JD ‘71) is the chair of the section this year. The following people affiliated with MU will appear in the programs listed below.
Prof. John Lande - Making Simulations More Realistic, Effective, and Fun
Senior Fellows of the Center / Former Faculty
Prof. Art Hinshaw (JD ’93, LLM ’00) - Teaching the Unteachable: Empathy, Morality, and Social Intuition
Prof. Bobbi McAdoo - Fiduciary Duties: Imagined or Real? Doesn't Somebody Have a Fiduciary Duty Here?
Prof. Jennifer Reynolds - What I'm Reading
Prof. Leonard L. Riskin - Managing the “Negotiation” Within: How Mediators Can Work with Our Many Sub-personalities; and Connecting the Parts: On Mindfulness, Empathy, and Listening to Learn
Prof. Jennifer Robbennolt - Teaching Psychology to Law Students
Prof. Jean R. Sternlight - Teaching and Writing About "Fixing" the FAA; and Teaching Psychology to Law Students
Prof. Alyson Carrel (JD ’04) – Teaching Mediation Advocacy Inside and Outside the Classroom
Koschina Marshall (LLM ’06) - If You Build It They Will Come: Building Mediation in Developing Countries
LoValerie Mullins (LLM ’07) - Federal Agencies’ Early Conflict Management Initiatives: Applications of Conflict Coaching and Mapping
Sukhsimranjit Singh (LLM ’06) - Teaching Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution Through Experiential Learning: A Case for Cross- Disciplinary Simulations
Alyson Carrel was a member of the conference program committee and Profs. Jen Reynolds and Bobbi McAdoo, and Brian Pappas (LLM ‘08), were on the planning committee for the Legal Educators Colloquium.
Hopefully, we didn’t omit anyone. If we did, please accept our apologies and let us know so that we can include you in the next issue. There is a discount for full-time law or graduate students to attend. For more information, and to register, see the ABA DR Section web site. Early bird registration deadline: Friday, February 15.
CSDR HOSTS MEDIATION TRAINING FOR CIVIL CASES
The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution recently hosted Mediation Training for Civil Cases on January 14-16. Center Training Program Director Jim Levin and LL.M. Program Director Paul Ladehoff led the training. There were 25 registered participants. To learn more about the training, and upcoming trainings, see http://law.missouri.edu/cle/.
DENNIS CROUCH BLOG IN BLAWG “HALL OF FAME”
The American Bar Association's ABA Journal recently named CSDR Senior Fellow Prof. Dennis Crouch's Patently-O blog to its inaugural Blawg 100 Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame names 10 legal blogs that have appeared in the previous six listings of the nation's top legal blogs. Patently-O is the nation's leading patent law blog.
S.I. STRONG SPOKE AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS LAW LIBRARY
Prof. S.I. Strong recently spoke at the Library of Congress Law Library in Washington, D.C., on Research in International Commercial Arbitration: A World of Difference. The presentation focused on research techniques outlined in Prof. Strong's 2009 book from Oxford University Press, Research and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration: Sources and Strategies, and on methodologies developed during Prof. Strong's years of experience as a practitioner, arbitrator and academic specializing in international commercial arbitration. The Library of Congress is home to the world's largest law library, with a collection of more than 2.65 million volumes from around the world.
FEDERAL JUDICIAL CENTER PUBLISHES JUDGES GUIDE AUTHORED BY S.I. STRONG
The Federal Judicial Center recently published a judges' guide written by Prof. S.I. Strong entitled International Commercial Arbitration: A Guide for U.S. Judges. The monograph introduces readers to the intricacies of international commercial arbitration and discusses the various ways that U.S. courts may become involved in the process. The book is part of the Federal Judicial Center's International Litigation Series and helps further the Federal Judicial Center's statutory mission of providing research and education to the U.S. federal judiciary. The book is available in hard copy and in electronic form, and can be downloaded for free from the Federal Judicial Center's website, www.fjc.gov.
S.I. STRONG PUBLISHES TWO ARTICLES
The Journal of Corporation Law just published Mass Procedures as a Form of 'Regulatory Arbitration' - Abaclat v. Argentine Republic and the International Investment Regime, by Prof. S.I. Strong. The article, which appears in volume 38 of the journal, discusses whether and to what extent large-scale arbitration can act in a regulatory manner, using the recent mass investment arbitration, Abaclat v. Argentine Republic, as a model for analysis. Additionally, Prof. Strong's most recent article, Cross-Border Collective Redress and Individual Participatory Rights: Quo Vadis?, has just been accepted for publication in volume 32 of the Civil Justice Quarterly. The article considers a number of recent developments in the European Union relating to the provision of large-scale (collective) redress and conducts a rigorous rights-based analysis of the ways that the various procedural rules governing inter-European litigation affect the rights of individuals to participate in the litigation process. The Civil Justice Quarterly is a peer-reviewed journal based in the United Kingdom and focuses on matters of English and European procedural law.
KEMI GEFU AND ANDREW GANGE ACCEPT NEW POSITIONS
Kemi Gefu (LLM ’08) recently took a position as ADR coordinator with the Baltimore County Circuit Court in Towson, Maryland. Kemi took over from another LLM Alumnus, Andrew Gange (LLM ’09), who has been promoted to family law mediator and adoption investigator. In his new position, Andrew will mediate standard child access cases, high-conflict child access cases, CINA/TPR mediations, pre-hearing contempt cases, and custody evaluations.
RUNAN HAN GETS NEW POSITION
Runan Han (LLM ’12) has been hired by the China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co., Ltd. (CREEC). Founded in September 1952 and located in Chengdu, CREEC is the largest multi-industry and comprehensive engineering survey and design corporation in China. It is a state-owned enterprise with core businesses in surveying, design, consulting, general contracting and system integration. Runan will be working in the Contract Management Division of the company's Overseas Business Management Department.
THE VIRGINIA MEDIATION NETWORK SPONSORING WORKSHOP
MARCH 2, RICHMOND, VA
The Virginia Mediation Network and The Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee are sponsoring a workshop featuring Sharon Strand Ellison who will be speaking on Powerful Non-Defensive Communication. The workshop is March 2 at the University of Richmond. For details, see http://www.vamediation.org/.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTER, INC.
NEW YORK, NY
The New York International Arbitration Center seeks an executive director. Application deadline: February 11.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CONSENSUS BUILDING INSTITUTE
The Consensus Building Institute seeks an associate director. Application deadline: February 15.
INTERNSHIP, UNITED NATIONS OMBUDSMAN AND MEDIATION OFFICE
NEW YORK, NY
The Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services is offering a full-time unpaid internship in Summer 2013. Application deadline: May 13.
CONCILIATION SERVICES MEDIATOR, PINAL COUNTY CONCILIATION COURT
The Pinal County Conciliation Court seek a conciliation services mediator to conduct case management conferences and resolve disputes; conduct mediation conferences regarding child custody, parenting time, child support and property and debt division. Position open until filled.
FAMILY LAW MEDIATORS, LIAISE DIVORCE SOLUTIONS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Liaise Divorce Solutions seeks family law mediators.
PART TIME OMBUDSPERSON, SEATTLE UNIVERSITY
The Office of Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs seeks a part-time faculty ombudsperson.
SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER, MERCY CORPS
Mercy Corps seeks a senior program officer.
VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
The Program on Peace and Justice at Georgetown University is hiring a three-year renewable visiting assistant professor of justice and peace studies, beginning Fall 2013.