CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 10 - October 19, 2001

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

FALL BROWNBAG SCHEDULE
This fall, CSDR will sponsor two more brownbag lunch sessions. These brownbags will be conversations with dispute resolution practitioners, administrators, and planners. The brownbags will be on Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30 in Room 3. All are welcome.

The next brownbag is this Monday:

October 22: Sarah J. Read, of counsel, Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood

Sarah J. Read concentrates her Missouri practice in the areas of negotiation, mediation and legislation. She is also of counsel to the Chicago law firm of Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood, working with both the firm's Commercial and Regulatory Litigation practice group on energy law issues, and with its Alternative Dispute Resolution resource group. She has advised electric and telecommunications companies on a wide variety of regulatory, legislative, and strategic planning issues. She also advises clients on a variety of ADR issues. She received training from the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago, was a volunteer mediator in the Cook County Circuit Courts for several years, and attended the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program. She received her B.A., cum laude, in 1978 from Yale University and her J.D. with the Order of the Coif from the University of Wisconsin in 1981.

November 5: Kathleen Bird, Director, Office of Dispute Resolution Services, Seventh Judicial Circuit of Missouri

LL.M. WEB SITE HAS BEEN UPDATED The LL.M. web site, www.law.missouri.edu/llmdr/, has been updated recently. Students may be particularly interested to access the LL.M. student handbook in the "curriculum" section. We have added a "careers" section with frequently asked questions and links to various job web sites. Additional enhancements are in the works and we will keep you posted.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION SEMINAR: ADR AFTER CIRCUIT CITY
PHILADELPHIA, PA , MARCH 15-16, 2002 The National Employment Lawyers Association, NELA, is sponsoring "The New Civil Rights Battleground: ADR After Circuit City" in Philadelphia on March 15-16, 2002. This seminar is designed to help plaintiff employment lawyers challenge mandatory arbitration of employment claims and to use ADR mechanisms effectively. For more information, see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in 206.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

LEGAL AFFAIRS OFFICER UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK, MD
The University of Maryland Office of Human Relations Programs has a vacancy for campus compliance officer. Some primary responsibilities include investigating and resolving complaints of discrimination, and working with campuswide Conflict Resolution Network. Some of the qualifications include conflict resolution and mediation experience and understanding and utilization of a broad range of ADR methodologies. For best consideration, people should apply by November 15. For details, see the binder in 206 Hulston.