CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 11 - October 26, 2001

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

FALL BROWNBAG SCHEDULE
This fall, CSDR will sponsor one more brownbag lunch conversation. This brownbag will be on Monday, November 5 from 12:30 to 1:30 in Room 3. Our guest will be Kathleen Bird. All are welcome.

Kathleen Bird has been the Director of Office of Dispute Resolution Services since 1998 and was the chair of the Missouri Bar ADR Committee from 1999-2001. From 1995-1998, she was a mediator in private practice and a founder of the RESPECT restorative justice program. For the 15 preceding years, she was a practicing attorney in Texas and Arkansas practicing civil, criminal and family law. She has served as a municipal judge, prosecutor, and city attorney. She received a J.D. in 1980 from Southern Methodist University. Her office is planning new dispute resolution programs and she will describe these plans and invite feedback and suggestions.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY AT ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution office in Washington, D.C. has an ongoing internship program. Interns focus on ADR research into emerging critical issues under the supervision of an attorney, conduct needs assessment and systems design for dispute resolution in specific practice areas or institutions, and make site visits to local programs such as the D.C. Court's Multi-Door Program. In addition, interns have the opportunity to shadow local dispute resolution practitioners, meet with experts in the field, and gain practical experience in the heart of Washington, D.C. For more information, see http://www.abanet.org/dispute/disputeinternship.html

JAMES BOSKEY ADR WRITING COMPETITION
The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution sponsors an annual writing competition for essays on dispute resolution. The deadline is May 15, 2002. The rules for this year’s competition should be posted soon. Last year’s rules are available and can give you an idea what you might expect. The prize was $1,000. For more information, see http://www.abanet.org/dispute/EssayComp.html

'ALL IN THE FAMILY' SYMPOSIUM
PHILADELPHIA, PA , FEB. 1 The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Present "All in the Family: A Symposium on Family, Family-Business and Intergenerational Disputes," on Friday, February 1, 2002 in Philadelphia. See http://www.abanet.org/dispute/philabr.pdf for details.

THE EFFECTIVE USE OF MANDATORY ARBITRATION CLAUSES IN MISSOURI EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS
ST. LOUIS, JAN. 29 The National Business Institute is sponsoring a half day seminar, "The Effective Use of Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Missouri Employment Agreements," on Tuesday, January 29, 2002, in St. Louis. This program is designed for labor, employment and ADR attorneys, human resource and industrial relations professionals, business owners and managers. For details on registration, see http://www.nbi-sems.com or the binder in 206.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

LAW TEACHING JOB: UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
The University of British Columbia invites applications for a full time tenure-track appointment in the area of dispute resolution. They are seeking candidates who have a strong scholarly record in dispute resolution, are excellent teachers and researchers, and offer strength in cross-cultural dimensions of dispute resolution. Applications accepted no later than January 15, 2002. For complete details see the binder in room 206.

GRADUATE FELLOW POSITION: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
The New York University School of law is seeking full-time, non-tenure track graduate fellows to teach two-semester course designed to introduce first year law students to legal research, analysis and writing; fact development; and strategic interactions. The course is taught as a series of simulations within which students are required to research and analyze legal concepts; prepare documents; develop facts; interview, counsel, negotiate and engage in informal and formal advocacy. One-year appointment (June 1 - May 31) can be renewed for two additional years. For details, see the binder in room 206.