CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 2 - August 24, 2001

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

BROWNBAG SERIES TO RESUME ON MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 12:10 P.M. IN ROOM 3
We will resume our series of brownbag lunches beginning on Monday, August 27 at 12:10 p.m. in Room 3. This will be an organizational session to begin planning sessions for the semester. Presumably we will have an organized event every other Monday. These would generally include presentations from academics and practitioners. Bring your ideas of topics and speakers you would like to hear. All are welcome.

NCCUSL APPROVES UNIFORM MEDIATION ACT
On August 16, 2001, after four years of work by drafting committees, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws approved the Uniform Mediation Act. The Act establishes a privilege for mediation communications in legal proceedings and provides for confidentiality outside the context of legal proceedings as well. Under the Act, mediators are required to make certain disclosures to avoid conflicts of interest. The next step in the approval process is for the Style Committee and the chair of the Drafting Committee to develop a final version (which will be posted at www.law.upenn.edu/bll/ulc/ulc_frame.htm) and then it will be sent to the American Bar Association for approval by the ABA House of Delegates. After that, it will be up to each state to decide whether to enact the UMA into its state law. Our own Professor Richard Reuben is the Associate Reporter for the NCCUSL Drafting Committee and Reporter for the ABA Drafting Committee.

ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION TAPE LIST
Audiotapes of selected sessions from the 2001 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference are available in the Law Library. The tapes are located in the Reserve room under Professor Lande's name and will circulate for seven days. The sessions generally lasted about 90 minutes.

  • A5- Conversations Between Judges and ADR Neutrals: What's OK, What's Off Limits?
  • B5- Good Faith Participation in ADR: Defining its Place in the Landscape of Dispute Resolution
  • E6- Inter-viewing: Using Narrative Analysis to Harvest Critical Information
  • E7- Incorporating Contemporary Social Science Research into Teaching
  • B13- Creating Irresistible Communication: How to Use Communication Patterns to Manage Conflict
  • C12- Masters in Mediation I: Advanced Techniques for Avoiding / Breaking Impasse
  • D2- Integrating a Law School Mediation/ADR Clinical Program with a Community Dispute Resolution Center
  • D4- Mediation on Mainstreet: A Panel Discussion of How Business Disputes Really Get Resolved (or Don't, etc.)
  • D13- Apology and Lawsuits
  • S9- When Focusing on the Merits Furthers the Mediation: Effective Use of Evaluation and Other Process Options

SPIDR/CREnet CONFERENCE TAPE LIST
Audiotapes of selected sessions from the 2000 SPIDR/CREnet Conference are available in the Law Library. The tapes are located in the Reserve room under Professor Lande's name and will circulate for seven days. The sessions generally lasted about 90 minutes. Programs that used two sessions are noted with the letters A and B (e.g., 12A/12B).

  • G1 - Opening Plenary - Catalyzing the Third Side: Towards a New Culture of Conflict
  • 12A/12B - Organizational Transformation: The Journey from Dispute Settlement to Whole System Intervention
  • 13A/13B - Alternative Dispute Resolution for Organizations Caught in Conflict
  • 20 - Program Evaluation for Public Resolution Agencies: An Initiative to Coordinate Assessment Measures and Methodologies
  • 22 - How do Mediators Think about Power
  • 23 - Profiling Mediation Trainers, the Work They Do, and Their Views on the Profession
  • 24 - Mediation on the Internet? Itís Happening! Report of Current Activity and a Look at the Future
  • 25 - Training Mediators for the 21st Century
  • 30 - Two Sides of the Same Coin or Apples and Oranges? Court-based and Administrative Mediation
  • 34 - Beyond Outcomes, Beyond Transformation: Getting Past Polarization
  • 36 - Looking to the Year 2020: What Are Our Possible Futures?
  • 40 - Report of Track I: Proposed Guidelines for Integrated Workplace Conflict Management Systems
  • 41 - Expanding Your Mediation Practice to Include Commercial Agreement Facilitation
  • 42 - Do the Current Model(s) of Mediation Serve Minority Populations?
  • 45 - Steps and Missteps in the Creation of a State Office of Dispute Resolution
  • 46 - Making the Tough Calls in ADA Mediation
  • 52 - Systemic Change: An Ombudís Magic Bullet
  • 53 - As Good As Itís Going to Get? The Role of Civic Journalism in Public Conflict Resolution & Civic Capacity Building
  • 57 - UPL and UMA Mini-Plenary
  • 68 - Mediation of Employment Disputes at the United States Postal Service: Looking Back at the First Year of Nationwide Implementation
  • 71 - The Ombudsman: Keys to Successful Government Applications
  • 73A/73B- Defining the Difference Between Arbitration, Negotiation, Mediation and Facilitation at Home and Beyond Our Borders
  • 74 - Dispute Resolution and Civility: Questions, Doubts and Concerns
  • 76 - Experiencing Theory: Pedagogical Techniques for Teaching Theory in Conflict Resolution
  • 81 - Using Creative Techniques to Resolve Disputes Between Employees and Their Managers
  • 88 - Credentials, Competencies and Qualifications: Suggestions for Implementation
  • 89 - The Inner Game of Mediation
  • 91 - Dispute Resolution and the Search for Community
  • 95 - Letís Talk About Sexual Harassment: Dating Violence and a Peer Sexual Harassment Program
  • 96 - EEOC Mediation Program: Bridges Workplace Divisions Created by Discrimination
  • 101 - Paradoxes, Paradigms and Problem-Solving
  • 102 - Networks of Effective Action: Building Systems to Increase Communication and Collaboration Among Conflict Resolution Providers
  • 103 - The Cutting Edge of Conflict Resolution Education Research
  • 105 - Effective Partnerships between Community Mediation and the Court System
  • 106 - How Mediators Can Partner with Attorney Advocates
  • 109 - The Challenge of Walking the Talk of Self-Determination in Court-Annexed Mediation
  • 116 - Successful Mediation: What is It and How Do We Get There?
  • 117 - Stories of Transformation Through Conflict
  • 122 - Using ADR to Advance ADR Statewide: A Status Report on the Work of the Maryland ADR Commission
  • 124 - Commercial Mediation: Lessons Learned at the NASD and Impasse-Breaking Skills for Business Mediators
  • 129 - The Impact of Divorce Mediation on American Society
  • 130 - Crazy Wisdom: To Pursue Peace, Study War
  • 135 - Do We Know a Stakeholder When We See One?

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

RESOURCES ON INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION
A compilation of print and electronic resources about international arbitration is available at www.lib.uchicago.edu/~llou/intlarb.htmlprepared. This site includes bibliographies, background sources, casebooks, arbitration rules, arbitration reports, legal databases, among other things. It was prepared by Layonette Louis-Jacques at the University of Chicago Law School.

M.A.R.C.H. MEDIATION PRESENTS ADVANCED FAMILY MEDIATION TRAINING
Mediation Achieving Results for Children (M.A.R.C.H.) Mediation presents an advanced family mediation training on Friday, September 21, 2001, at the Center for Management Assistance in Kansas City, MO and Saturday, September 22, 2001, in Farmington, MO (St. Louis area). Ron Neff will present "The Dynamics, The Personality Correlates, and the Disentangling of Entrenched Family Court Cases" and Bob Hellrung will present "Ethics in Mediating Domestic Violence Cases." For registration details, see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in 206 Hulston.

FIRST ANNUAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION SYMPOSIUM: RESOLVING DISPUTES ARISING OUT OF THE CHANGING FACE OF AGRICULTURE: CHALLENGES PRESENTED BY LAW, SCIENCE, AND PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS
The Dickinson School of Law, The Pennsylvania State University Center for Dispute Resolution in collaboration with The Agricultural Law Research and Education Center and the Dickinson Journal of Environmental Law and Policy presents their First Annual Dispute Resolution Symposium on September 14-15, 2001 at the Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. For details on this program see www.dsl.psu.edu. To view the brochure, see the binder in 206 Hulston.

THE 2001 WORLD CONGRESS ON FAMILY LAW AND THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH
The 2001 World Congress on Family Law and the Rights of Children and Youth will be held September 19-22 in Bath, England. It will be the third in a series of Congresses organized by the World congress on Family Law and the Rights of Children and Youth. The theme of this Congress will be international cooperation for the protection of children. Information on the Congress can be viewed at www.lawrights.asn.au.