CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 15 - November 30, 2001

What's Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

E-NEWSLETTER TO PUBLISH INTERMITTENTLY DURING THE SEMESTER BREAK
The CSDR-LL.M. E-Newsletter will be published intermittently during the semester break, depending on how much material is ready to be distributed and the timeliness of the material. Thus you may not receive an issue each week as during the semester.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

KANSAS CITY STAR FEATURES MEDIATION ARTICLES

HOT JOBS: MEDIATORS. Rosanne B. Wickman published an article in the November 21 Kansas City Star Business section describing employment opportunities for mediators. The article refers to the LL.M. Program and quotes Professor John Lande and MU Law School alumnus John Phillips. To read the complete article see the binder in 206 Hulston.

MEDIATION TRAINING FOR POLICE OFFICERS. Christine Vendel wrote an article in the November 22 Kansas City Star entitled "Seminar Teaches Mediation as Another Way For Police to Settle Disputes." This article describes how police officers are trained to settle disputes. Kansas City Major John Hamilton is quoted as saying, "One of my goals for mediation is to cut down on these repeat calls for service. If we can solve the problem and get an agreement, that's more efficient, and it's the right thing to do." Police officers attended a two-day seminar on mediation this month. The seminar was taught by Christopher Cooper of St. Xavier University, Chicago, a lawyer, author and former Washington, D.C. police officer. To read the whole article see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in 206 Hulston.

TEACHLAW WEB SITE HAS RESOURCES FOR ASPIRING LAW TEACHERS
The TEACHLAW web site teachlaw.law.uc.edu/ has many resources for those interested in law teaching careers.

CROSSBORDER DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO, FEB. 10-16 The Crossborder Dispute Resolution conference will be held February 10-16 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Sessions will address service of process abroad, taking evidence abroad, damages, recognizing and enforcing foreign judgments, arbitration and dispute resolution. The conference is sponsored by the Center for International Legal Studies in cooperation with Franklin Pierce Law Center, the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, the American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice, and the International Academy of Mediators. For more information see www.cils.net/

INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION SYMPOSIA
The Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution (IIMCR) is recruiting applicants for the 2002 international symposia. IIMCR international symposia empower young people with practical skills in negotiation, mediation, and cross-cultural communication while promoting values of cooperation and tolerance. IIMCR offers two symposia next year:

The 2002 Latin American Student Symposium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Monterrey, Mexico, June 15 - July 13 The first annual Latin American Symposium will combine conflict resolution skills training with a focus on Latin American affairs. Through simulations drawn from actual regional disputes, participants will gain a fundamental understanding of contemporary Latin American issues and develop a skill set to effectively address conflict at various levels of society.

This symposium is offered in partnership with Tec de Monterrey and The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. For more information, see www.iimcr.org

The 2002 International Student Symposium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution The Hague, The Netherlands, July 20 - August 17 The Symposium in The Hague is IIMCR's flagship program, now entering its seventh year. Each summer, the Symposium complements negotiation and mediation skills training with an in-depth analysis of current issues in international affairs. This symposium is offered in partnership with Erasmus University and The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. For more information, see www.iimcr.org

IIMCR is now accepting applications for both Symposia. Applications will be evaluated as soon as IIMCR receives them, and applicants will be notified of admissions decisions within 10 days. Rolling admissions started November 1, 2001. Up to 100 applicants will be considered for admission until the deadline March 1, 2002. For more information, or to apply, visit the IIMCR web site at www.iimcr.org

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

EVALUATION METHODS TRAINER SOUGHT
The Initiative on Conflict Resolution (INCORE) is seeking an evaluation methods trainer to go to Northern Ireland for training sessions and meetings over four days in mid-January 2002. The experienced trainer in the field of conflict resolution will provide a one-day general evaluation training, two half-day advanced workshops (potential topics could include self-evaluation, engaging participants in evaluation, qualitative evaluation challenges, etc.), and one day of meetings. Participants will consist of Northern Irish practitioners in the field of community relations and conflict resolution. Interested individuals should contact Anna Visser, Project Worker at anna@incore.ulst.ac.uk, with a CV, a brief outline of their intended training topics and expertise, cost indications, and full contact details. See www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/ for more details.