CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 21 - February 1, 2002

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

CSDR FACULTY CHRIS GUTHRIE RECEIVED CPR AWARD
Chris Guthrie received the prestigious award from the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution for a professional article published last year. Chris Guthrie and his co-authors Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Andrew J. Wistrich were honored for their article, "Inside the Judicial Mind" (86 Cornell L. Rev. 777, 2001). Congratulations Chris!!

This is the third CPR award for Center faculty. Len Riskin previously received two CPR awards. In 1996, he received the award for his article, "Understanding Mediators' Orientations, Strategies, and Techniques: A Grid for the Perplexed" (1 Harvard Neg. L. Rev., Spring 1996) and in 1998 he received the award for "outstanding practical achievement" for his work in integrating dispute resolution into the curriculum at MU and for assisting in the development of similar programs at other law schools.

JOURNAL OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION PUBLISHES LL.M. GRADUATES' ARTICLES
J. Brad Reich's ('01) article entitled " A Call for Intellectual Honesty: A Response to the Uniform Mediation Act's Privilege Against Disclosure," was published at 2001 Journal of Dispute Resolution 197. Alexandria Zylstra ('01) published her article "Mediation and Domestic Violence: A Practical Screening Method for Mediators and Mediation Program Administrators" at 2001 Journal of Dispute Resolution 253.

JANET THOMPSON TO PUBLISH ARTICLE FROM LL.M. COURSE
Janet Thompson (Ď02) will publish an article in the next issue of the Fordham Urban Law Journal. The article, entitled "Election Observers As Mediators: Who and What is An Intermediary? A Lesson for Mediation Theorists," explores the role of election observers and posits that they function as mediators. In light of mediator / election observers' "norm-advocating" role, the article challenges widely accepted notions such as the necessity of mediator neutrality. She wrote this paper for the LL.M. Seminar course (now called "LL.M. Major Research Project").

CSDR-LL.M. BROWNBAG LUNCH CONVERSATIONS
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 p.m. 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.

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

Kakie Love has had a private family mediation practice since 1986. Most of her cases are divorce mediation, but she also has mediated post-divorce/custody, parent/child, step-family, special education, church, school and workplace issues. She has a master's degree in Child and Family Studies from the University of Missouri and has attended and given many mediation trainings. She was Professor of Child and Family Studies, Department of Education, William Woods University from 1966 to 1997 and an adjunct professor in MU's Department of Human Development and Family Studies, teaching a graduate course in family and divorce mediation several times in the late 1990s.

Lynn Malley ('02) has worked as a private attorney and mediator, assistant prosecuting attorney, legal aid attorney, hearing officer, and secondary school teacher. She has given trainings in mediation and was involved in the design and staffing of M.A.R.C.H., Inc. (Mediation Achieving Results for Children), a child custody, visitation, and support mediation service for once-married and never-married parents. She is president-elect of the Association of Missouri Mediators. She received her J.D. from MU in 1984 and an MA in Family Studies/Family Policy in 2000.

Lynn and Kakie will talk about their experiences mediating cases in the REDRESS Program, which mediates discrimination complaints of U.S. Postal Service employees. For a New York Times article about the REDRESS Program, see http://www.spea.indiana.edu/icri/nytsepa.htm.

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

GRADUATE SCHOOL NEWS

TEACHING CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY MU PROGRAM FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
COLUMBIA, FEB. 14-16 MU's Program for Excellence in Teaching is sponsoring its 12th Annual Teaching Renewal Conference on February 14-16. The conference features numerous plenary and simultaneous workshop sessions on various topics in learning and teaching. The conference is free and is open to faculty and students. You can see the conference schedule and register on the web site.

PANEL DISCUSSION ON "DIVERSITY IN THE POST AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ENVIRONMENT"
COLUMBIA, FEB. 15 MU's Program for Excellence in Teaching is sponsoring a panel discussion on "Diversity in the Post Affirmative Action Environment" on Friday, Feb. 15, from 1 p.m. to3 p.m. at Stotler Lounge in the Memorial Union. The principal speaker will be Orlando Taylor, Graduate Dean, Howard University and the respondents will be Roosevelt Johnson of the National Science Foundation and MU Deputy Chancellor and Law Professor Michael Middleton.

PANEL DISCUSSION ON "THE ROLE OF RANKINGS AND TYPOLOGIES IN GRADUATE EDUCATION"
COLUMBIA, MARCH 1 MU's Program for Excellence in Teaching is sponsoring a panel discussion on "The Role of Rankings and Typologies in Graduate Education" on Friday, March 1, from 2:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Jesse Wrench Auditorium in the Memorial Union. The principal speaker will be Charlotte Kuh, Executive Director, Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel, National Research Council. The respondent will be Joan Lorden, University of Alabama-Birmingham.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

BAMSL'S FOURTH ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE
ST. LOUIS, APRIL 12 The Federal Litigation and Practice Committee and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Missouri Bar are sponsoring a half-day conference on April 12. Presenters will provide a view of ADR from the federal and state court benches and an annual survey of the law. Sessions will also discuss issues regarding good faith in mediation and mediation advocacy. The Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and has been approved for 4.6 MCLE credit hours including 1.6 ethics hours. For more information, call 314-421-4134.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEDIATOR / FACILITATOR, WICHITA, KS
Kennedy and Coe, LLC, is a certified public accounting and consulting firm looking for someone who can step into a consulting role with clients, providing facilitation and mediation services in their Mediation and Planning group. The firmís clients include agricultural businesses, banks, manufacturing companies, construction companies, telecommunications firms, non-profit enterprises, and professional service companies, most of which are family or closely-held companies. For details see the binder in 206 Hulston.

CARTER CENTER, SENIOR ASSOCIATE, ATLANTA, GA
The Carter Center, an action-oriented, interdisciplinary, non-profit institute chaired by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, is seeking a senior associate for its Conflict Resolution Program. This person will have substantial experience in the fields of conflict prevention, resolution and negotiations. For details see the binder in 206 Hulston.

ABA ASIA LAW INITIATIVE COUNCIL, REGIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION ADVISOR, ASIA
The Asia Law Initiative Council of the American Bar Association seeks candidates the position of regional anti-corruption advisor. This position will be based in a capital city in Asia - most likely, Bangkok, with substantial travel around the region. The position will run from April 2002 through March 2003, with possible extension/renewal for an additional 12 months. On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, the will provide and coordinate technical assistance to countries that have endorsed the Anti-Corruption Action Plan for Asia and the Pacific, as described at http://www1.oecd.org/daf/ASIAcom/ActionPlan.htm. For more details see the binder in 206 Hulston. Interested individuals should send a CV and a cover letter to Marie Strydom, at mstrydom@abaceeli.org.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER, LL.M. FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, WASHINGTON, DC
The Georgetown University Law Center is offering an LL.M. Program in Conflict Resolution and Legal Problem Solving beginning July 2002. The Program is offering a fellowship for one or two fellows per year for a two-year program to prepare them for a career in scholarship, teaching and practice. Application deadline: March 30, 2002. For details, see the binder in 206 Hulston.