CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 12 - November 1, 2001

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

NOVEMBER 5 BROWNBAG POSTPONED
The brownbag with Kathleen Bird on Monday, November 5 has been postponed. We will reschedule her visit for sometime next semester.

PROFESSOR RISKIN RECEIVES BYLER DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AWARD
Leonard Riskin has been selected to receive the Byler Distinguished Professor Award for 2001. This award was established in 1978 by Dr. William H. Byler, Senior Vice President for Research, U.S. Radium Corporation, for recognition of outstanding abilities, performance, and character. The competition for this $2,000 award is open to all full-time faculty throughout the Columbia campus. This is the first time anyone from the Law School has received this prestigious award. CONGRATULATIONS LEN!!!

ALEXANDRIA ZYLSTRA TO PUBLISH ARTICLE FROM LL.M. COURSE
Alexandria Zylstra (01) will publish an article in the next issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The article, entitled "The Road from Voluntary Mediation to Mandatory Good Faith Requirements: A Road Best Left Untraveled," examines the recent phenomenon of judicial and legislative attempts to mandate "good faith" participation in mandatory custody and visitation mediation programs. Alexandria concludes that the good faith rules presently enforced, and changes proposed by legal scholars, are plagued by far more problems than benefits that would result from such requirements. She wrote this paper for Dispute Resolution Processes I (now called "Advanced Survey of Dispute Resolution") and she revised the paper for Independent Study credit.

E-NEWSLETTER IS ONLINE
As part of a continuing project to build our web sites, the CSDR-LL.M. E-Newsletter will now be posted online in addition to being distributed by e-mail. An archive of all back issues is accessible from both the CSDR and LL.M. web sites (clicking on the "CSDR-LL.M. News" button). This web page also will include listings of upcoming and recent events as well as back issues of the Center's newsletter, Issues and Interests. Karen Neylon is our webmaster. Watch this space for news of further enhancements to our web sites.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL MEDIATION IN MISSOURI
St. Louis, February 19 The National Business Institute is sponsoring a half day seminar, "Keys to Successful Mediation in Missouri," on Tuesday, February 19 in St. Louis. This program is specifically geared for attorneys who are new to the concept of mediation or who wish to experience a refresher course. For details on registration, see http://www.nbi-sems.com or see the binder in 206.

CALL FOR ADR EXERCISES, ROLEPLAYS, AND SIMULATIONS DEVELOPING THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE "LAWYER AS PROBLEM SOLVER"
The Third Annual Legal Educator's Colloquium, scheduled for Saturday, April 6, in Seattle, Washington, as part of the American Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section Annual meeting, will include a special workshop session devoted to examining how exercises, roleplays, and simulations can be most effectively used to develop the perspective of the lawyer as problem solver. Given that a focus of this year's Colloquium is bridging theory and practice, the selection committee will be favoring submissions that are designed to expressly explicate theory in practical exercises. For additional details on the format of the submissions see the binder in 206 Hulston. For information on Colloquium registration, call 202-662-1680, e-mail: dispute@abanet.org, or visit the ABA web site.

If you are interested in presenting and having your ADR exercise, roleplay, or simulation chosen for and "tested" at the Colloquium, please forward a paper copy and a version in electronic media (disk or e-mail) no later than February 1, 2002 to: Gina Brown, Coordinator of ADR Research, Policy Analysis, and Law School Programs ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, 740 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 662-1677, Fax: (202) 662-1683, e-mail: BrownG@staff.abanet.org

Last year, the ABA DR Section's Legal Educator's Colloquium featured materials by MU Professors John Lande, Sylvia Lazos, and Maria Pabon Lopez and LL.M. student Kathleen Murphy.