CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 20 - January 25, 2002

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The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and the LL.M. Program will sponsor five more brownbag lunch sessions this semester. These will be conversations with dispute resolution scholars, practitioners, administrators, and planners. The brownbags will be on Mondays from 1:30 to 2:30 PM in Room 3. (These sessions will be at an unusual time to accommodate LL.M. students, many of whom have a break between classes from 1 to 3.) Cookies will be provided. All are welcome.

Jan. 28: Richard Kirkpatrick and Norman Beattie, Commissioners, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Richard Kirkpatrick has been mediating with the FMCS for the past 11 years. Before that, he was a business agent and then the director of the Western District of the United Mineworkers of America where he negotiated contracts in the Western U.S. and Canada. He has been an advocate in more than 300 arbitrations. He has worked as an underground coal miner. He has a bachelors degree in education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a master's degree in industrial relations from the State University of New York in New York City. Norman Beattie has been with FMCS for 17 years. Previously, he was a construction representative for the United Mineworkers of America in Illinois and served as the chief contract negotiator. He has been an advocate at more than 300 arbitrations. He has worked as a construction worker and mine construction supervisor. For more information about FMCS, see www.fmcs.gov

Lorri Kline ('01) will make a special guest appearance at this brownbag. Lorri recently completed an externship with the FMCS.

Feb. 11: Kakie Love and Lynn Malley, REDRESS mediators

Feb. 25: Julie Macfarlane, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor (Canada) and Co-Director, LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Osgoode Hall Law School (Canada)

March 11: Rebecca T. Magruder, private mediator and attorney

March 18: Kathleen Bird, Director, Office of Dispute Resolution Services, Seventh Judicial Circuit of Missouri


The Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI) is a public service project of the American Bar Association (ABA) designed to advance the rule of law by supporting the law reform process underway in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Each year, CEELI awards a limited number of resident fellowships for intensive legal research, analysis, and writing. Fellows will work in Washington, D.C. at CEELI's Legislative Assistance and Research Program, conducting legislative analysis of draft laws from CEE and the former Soviet Union. Fellows organize and manage working groups of judges, law professors, and attorneys to comment on the draft laws, and then write the final analysis. Fellows also research and write discussion papers relating to legal reform in the region, focusing on topics concerning judicial independence, the legal profession, gender issues, environmental law, and criminal law. Current LL.M. student, Cynthia Alkon, has worked in this program and would be happy to discuss it with anyone interested. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2002. The application packet can be downloaded from http://www.abanet.org/ceeli/positions/fellowship.html