CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 14 - November 16, 2001

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

DANIEL JORDAN HELPED INITIATE ADR PROGRAM AT THE MISSOURI ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING COMMISSION
The Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission (AHC) has begun a pilot ADR program based on a proposal drafted by AHC Legal Counsel Daniel Jordan ('01). The AHC is a central administrative tribunal that hears appeals from about 100 types of administrative decisions and other matters. Ordinarily, the AHC issues a decision after a trial-like hearing. The AHC is currently mediating cases prior to hearings. In the future, it may add other services such as neutral fact finding or mediation after hearing. Dan is mediating cases in this program and has already mediated two cases.

Dan will make a presentation on the program at the meeting of the Administrative Law Committee of the Missouri Bar Association on May 10, 2002 in Jefferson City. The Committee anticipates that the presentation will be approved for CLE credit.

EXTERNSHIP / INDEPENDENT STUDY OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP HANDBOOK FOR PARENTING COORDINATORS
The Association of Family, Court, and Community Professionals (AFCC) is developing a handbook for parenting coordinators and would welcome an LL.M. student to assist in this project. A parenting coordinator is a relatively new category of professionals in family cases who act in a quasi-mediative / evaluative / decision-making role. Use of parenting coordinators is becoming widespread. Currently no standards of practice exist and there are a variety of models, including the use of a special master model in California based on federal statutes. AFCC's Task Force on Parenting Coordinators / Special Masters is working on definitions, guidelines, and standards. AFCC is an international and interdisciplinary association of family, court, and community professionals dedicated to the constructive resolution of family disputes. For more information about AFCC, see www.afccnet.org. Although AFCC is based in Madison, Wisconsin, this project could be done at a distance. For more information about this project, contact AFCC Associate Director Peter Salem at (608) 664-3750 or psalem@afccnet.org.

GRADUATE SCHOOL NEWS

COLLEGE TEACHING SEMINAR JANUARY 17
MU graduate students are encouraged to attend the annual College Teaching Seminar. This event will be held Thursday, January 17 in the Memorial Union. The goal of the College Teaching Seminar is to assist graduate instructors and teaching assistants in making a positive impact on the teaching and learning process at MU. Both new and experienced graduate students will benefit by participating in the sessions. Dr. Bill Bondeson, Professor of Philosophy and a Curator's Distinguished Teaching Professor, will be the keynote speaker. In addition, various sessions will be held during the day. More information will be provided in December. To assist in planning, feedback is requested by participating in the Interest Survey. This user-friendly survey will give an idea of topics that might be covered at the seminar.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

FORD FOUNDATION PROGRAM ASSOCIATES
The Ford Foundation has openings for program associates for renewable one year appointments. The goals of the Foundation are to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, to promote international cooperation and to promote human achievement. The application deadline is December 15, 2001. For eligibility details see the Graduate School web site section on extramural funding. For information on the Ford Foundation generally, see www.fordfound.org

TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE THROUGH CEP
The Civic Education Project (CEP) is now accepting 2002-03 applications for its Visiting Faculty Fellowship (VFF) Program and Local Faculty Fellowship (LFF) Program. CEP awards teaching fellowships to faculty, retired faculty, recent Ph.D.s, and advanced post-graduate students, in the social sciences, law and journalism/media studies. CEP Fellows teach at CEP partner universities located throughout Central and Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union, and Mongolia. For more information, to see a list of Visiting Fellowships available for 2002-03, or to apply to either program directly on-line, please see their web site at www.cep.org.hu. You may contact them by e-mail: cep@osi.hu (CEP Budapest Office) or cepdc@jhu.edu (CEP Washington Office) or by phone (CEP Washington Office): Martina Schwartz at 202-663 7793. Application deadline for 2002-03 academic year: February 15, 2002 (Visiting Faculty Fellow Program), March 1, 2002 (Local Faculty Fellow Program).