CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives
Vol. 14, Issue 4 - December 6, 2013

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. JOHN LANDE WAS NAMED A FELLOW OF THE EDUCATING TOMORROW’S LAWYERS PROJECT
Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL), a project of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, named Prof. John Lande as a fellow of this project.  ETL honors “individuals who have distinguished themselves as leaders in legal education; who have incorporated into their own teaching the Carnegie apprenticeships and a commitment to producing more practice-ready and professional graduates; and who demonstrate a willingness to share their expertise and experiences with others.”   ETL features an online “portfolio” of materials from the negotiation course that Prof. Lande developed at MU.

PROFS. RICHARD REUBEN AND JOHN LANDE PRESENTED PAPERS AT A WORKS-IN-PROGRESS CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY THE AALS ADR SECTION
Profs. Richard Reuben and John Lande presented papers at a works-in-progress conference sponsored by the AALS ADR Section at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law on Nov. 8.  Prof. Reuben’s presentation was entitled Mindfulness and Conflict and Prof. Lande’s paper was entitled A Framework for Advancing Negotiation Theory: Implications from a Study of How Lawyers Reach Agreement in Pretrial Litigation.

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

PATRICK PINKSTON APPOINTED AS DISTRICT JUDGE
Recently, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley appointed Patrick Pinkston (LLM ’01) to a district judgeship in Elmore County, Alabama.

BIN ZHOU WELCOMES NEW BABY AND OPENS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FIRM
Congratulations to Bin Zhou (LLM ’10), on both the birth of his daughter Fanyi, born November 6, 2013, and on successfully opening his own intellectual property firm, which handles IPR related matters in China and overseas, such as trademark and patent prosecutions, copyright registration, and IPR dispute resolution.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

MEDIATION TOURNAMENT
FEB. 14-16, EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN
Michigan State will host a 12-team facilitative mediation competition February 14-16, 2014, in East Lansing, Michigan. Brian Pappas (LLM ’08), associate director and a clinical assistant professor in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program at the Michigan State University College of Law, is the on-campus contact for the tournament. For details, see http://www.law.msu.edu/mediation-tournament/.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LOUISVILLE LABOR-MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
LOUISVILLE, KY
The Louisville Labor-Management Committee seeks an executive directorApplication deadline: December 18.

INTERN-OMBUDSMAN, Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services
NEW YORK, NY
The Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services seeks an intern-ombudspersonApplication deadline: December 31.

DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROGRAM
TUSCON, AZ
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation seeks a director in the Environmental Conflict Resolution Program. Application deadline: December 31.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CLEVELAND MEDIATION CENTER
CLEVELAND, OH
The Cleveland Mediation Center seeks an executive directorApplication deadline: January 17.

BALDY CENTER FELLOWSHIPS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY LEGAL STUDIES
The Baldy Center invites fellowship applications for 2014-2015. Application deadline: February 3.

OMBUDSMAN/MEDIATIOR, KAISER PERMANENTE
HARBOR CITY, CA
Kaiser Permanente seeks an ombudsman/mediator.

OMBUDSPERSON, NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
FARGO, ND
North Dakota State University seeks an ombudsperson.

ASSOCIATE OMBUDSPERSON, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
BOSTON, MA
The Boston University Ombuds Office seeks an associate ombudsperson.

MEDIATOR, BEECH ACRES PARENTING CENTER
COLUMBUS, OH
Beech Acres Parenting Center seeks independent contractor mediators.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MENA CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROGRAM, CARTER CENTER, EMORY UNIVERSITY
ATLANTA, GA
The Carter Center at Emory University seeks an assistant director for its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Conflict Resolution Program.

REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION, FINANCIAL INDUSTRY REGULATORY AUTHORITY
CHICAGO, IL
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority seeks a regional director of dispute resolution.