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PROF. JOHN LANDE GAVE TALKS ON LEGAL EDUCATION
In January, Prof. John Lande gave a talk at the California Western School of Law on “Overcoming Barriers to Incorporating More Practical Problem-Solving in Law School Courses.” In February, he gave a talk at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law on “Some Ideas for Preparing Law Students for Real-World Practice.”
PROF. JOHN LANDE PUBLISHED THREE ARTICLES
Prof. John Lande recently posted three articles on ssrn.com. In Reforming Legal Education to Prepare Law Students Optimally for Real-World Practice, 2013 Journal of Dispute Resolution (forthcoming), he synthesized major points in the Center’s October 2012 symposium, entitled "Overcoming Barriers in Preparing Law Students for Real-World Practice." Prof. Lande is the lead author of Principles for Designing Negotiation Instruction, 33 Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy 299 (2012). This article analyzes recommendations in the Rethinking Negotiation Teaching Project and recommends that, in addition to including the widely-taught “canon of negotiation,” negotiation instructors consider a catalog of perspectives, theories, assumptions, topics for instruction, and teaching methods. Lessons from Mediators’ Stories, 34 Cardozo Law Review (August 2013 forthcoming) is part of a symposium discussing the book, Stories Mediators Tell, and highlights three lessons illustrated by the mediators’ stories. The stories show how parties often have important non-monetary interests, that it is very important for dispute resolution professional to practice good listening, and that lawyers’ mindsets can both advance and undermine their clients’ interests.
PROF. JOHN LANDE WILL TEACH SHORT COURSE AT UNLV IN THE SPRING
Prof. John Lande will teach a one-credit course, Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation Practicum, as part of the Summer Institute in Dispute Resolution at the UNLV Law School. The course will take place on May 19-20 and will consist primarily of a multi-stage simulation. For more information, see http://law.unlv.edu/SummerInstituteDR.
PROF. STRONG TO PUBLISH IN VIRGINIA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
Prof. S.I. Strong's most recent article, Beyond the Self-Execution Analysis: Rationalizing Constitutional, Treaty and Statutory Interpretation in International Commercial Arbitration, has been accepted for publication in volume 53 of the Virginia Journal of International Law and will come out later this year. The article considers international commercial arbitration from a constitutional and public international law perspective and addresses the "difficult constitutional question" that arises when a potentially (or perhaps partially) self-executing treaty is also the subject of domestic legislation.
PROF. STRONG PRESENTS AT THE YALE-QUINNIPIAC DISPUTE RESOLUTION WORKSHOP
Prof. S.I. Strong recently travelled to New Haven, CT, to present a paper entitled Regulatory Elements of Class, Mass and Collective Arbitration at the Yale-Quinnipiac Dispute Resolution Workshop Series. Prof. Strong's talk revolved around research contained in her upcoming book, Class, Mass and Collective Arbitration in National and International Law, which will be published by Oxford University Press later this year.
PROF. STRONG SPEAKS AT STANFORD SYMPOSIUM ON COMPLEX LITIGATION
Prof. S.I. Strong spoke recently at Stanford University Law School at a symposium relating to the long-running and highly publicized dispute involving Chevron, Ecuador and various Ecuadorian parties (the Lago Agrio plaintiffs) and arising out of the alleged pollution of the Ecuadorian rainforest. Prof. Strong compared the use of a particular discovery device, 28 U.S.C. s. 1782, in both international litigation and international arbitration, and considered whether the statute can and should be used in the latter scenario. Papers from the symposium, including an article by Prof. Strong on 28 U.S.C. s. 1782, will be published in the Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation later this year.
PROF. STRONG PUBLISHED IN NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW
The Notre Dame Law Review recently published Prof. S.I. Strong's article, Regulatory Litigation in the European Union: Does the U.S. Class Action Have a New Analogue?, 88 Notre Dame Law Review 899 (2012). The article considers whether the European Union is likely to adopt a new form of regulatory litigation as a result of a proposed plan to adopt a pan-European procedure for providing cross-border collective redress.
PROF. REUBEN NAMED TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW SCHOOLS SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Prof. Richard Reuben was recently named to the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools Section of Dispute Resolution.
PROF. REUBEN APPOINTED TO THE ST. LOUIS CHAPTER OF LERA
Prof. Richard Reuben was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Gateway Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) in St. Louis. LERA "is the singular organization in the country where professionals interested in all aspects of labor and employment relations network to share ideas and learn about new developments, issues, and practices in the field."
PROF. RISKIN TO RECEIVE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SCHOLARLY WORK
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work honors individuals whose scholarship has significantly contributed to the dispute resolution field. Prof. Leonard Riskin, the Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law and Visiting Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, will be receiving this award on April 6 at the annual ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference. Prof. Riskin was director at the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution University of Missouri School of Law from 1984 to 2002 and 2004 to 2006, and is a senior fellow in the Center.
NOLUTHANDO XOLILIZWE GETS JOB AT CLIFFE DEKKER
Noluthando Xolilizwe (LLM '12 ) will be working for the law firm Cliffe Dekker, one of South Africa's big five law firms, as a candidate attorney.
LAUNCH FOR THE STOCKHOLM ARBITRATION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHINA PROGRAM
MARCH 4, SHANGHAI
MARCH 5, IN BEIJING
The Stockholm Arbitration Scholarships for China program will hold information meetings and receptions in Shanghai on March 4 and in Beijing on March 5. These meetings, which are free of charge and arranged in cooperation with the Swedish Embassy, will provide information about scholarships for studying arbitration in the Master of International Commercial Arbitration Law program at Stockholm University. The meetings and receptions are open to interested law students, professors, and lawyers. The scholarship program is sponsored by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the law firms: Gernandt & Danielsson, Mannheimer Swartling, and Vinge. For details, see
2013 HEARTLAND REGIONAL CONFERENCE OF MEDIATORS
APRIL 26-27, KANSAS CITY
The Heartland Regional Conference of Mediators, Reconciling Our Border Wars: Invitation to the Dialogue, will be April 25-26 at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus. Thomas Ragsdell (LLM ’12) will be presenting Rubber Band Mediation: Managing the Tension Between Party Self-Determination and Mediator Influence. For details on the conference, see http://www.mediate.com/amm/docs/2013%20Heartland%20Conference%20Flier(1).pdf. Students receive special rates. Early bird registration deadline: April 1.
MEDIATION ADJUNCT FACULTY, STEVENSON UNIVERSITY
Stevenson University seeks two adjunct faculty in mediation and negotiation law. Application deadline: March 1.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NAFCM
The National Association for Community Mediation seeks an executive director. Application deadline: March 8.
REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF ADR SERVICES, AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION
The regional office of the American Arbitration Association seeks a regional director of ADR Services. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMPLOYEE LABOR RELATIONS CONSULTANT, KAISER PERMANENTE
Kaiser Permanente seeks an employee relations consultant.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT FACILITATION & MEDIATION, BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION
SAN DIEGO, CA
Bridgepoint Education seeks an associate director of student facilitation and mediation.
BASIC MEDIATION ADJUNCT FACULTY, HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Houston Community College seeks an adjunct faculty member to teach basic mediation.