CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 22 - February 8, 2002

What's Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

LL.M. PROGRAM IS IN ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR FALL 2002
The LL.M. Admissions Committee is reviewing applications for the next academic year. The Committee is continuing to accept applications. If you know of qualified people who might be interested in applying, please remind them about the upcoming deadline. Applicants submitting complete files by March 1 will receive notification in April. Applications received after March 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis if space is still available. For more information about admission to the LL.M. Program, see the web site.

LL.M. PROGRAM WEB SITE HAS BEEN IMPROVED
The LL.M. Program web site has added several new pages. Profiles of current LL.M. students, profiles of some LL.M. alumni, and answers to frequently asked questions. Coming soon to a web site near you: a photo album.

PROF. STERNLIGHT WILL TEACH AT HAMLINE UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Hamline University School of Law's Dispute Resolution Institute is offering a Certificate Program in Arbitration Law and Practice from May 29-June 26, 2002. Jean Sternlight will be one of the instructors in the program, teaching a course on consumer arbitration. More information on the program is available at http://web.hamline.edu/law/adr or in the brochure in 206 Hulston.

PAULA YOUNG ACCEPTS FACULTY POSITION AT APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW
Paula Young ('02) will be an assistant professor at the Appalachian School of Law (ASL) beginning August 1, 2002. ASL's curriculum focuses on ADR and ethics. Paula will teach ADR and legal process. ASL is located in Grundy, VA, in one of the most poverty-stricken regions in the U.S. The School requires students to provide 25 hours of community service every semester. ASL was recently in the news when a disgruntled student shot dead the dean, a faculty member and another student. We all wish you well, Paula, as you undertake this important challenge.

CSDR-LL.M. BROWNBAG LUNCH CONVERSATIONS
The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and the LL.M. Program will sponsor four 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

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

REMINDER: FOURTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, ABA SECTION ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION
SEATTLE, WA, APRIL 3-6 The ABA's Section on Dispute Resolution is sponsoring its fourth annual conference in Seattle, April 3-6. There are very reasonable student rates and LL.M. students can use their travel budgets to attend this conference. (See the Student Handbook.) Students who plan to request reimbursement should consult Laura Coleman before making plans to assure that expenses can be reimbursed.) Registration fees increase after March 1, so you may want to register before then. For more information, see http://www.abanet.org/dispute/seeyouinseattle.html.

ADR CYBERWEEK 2002
FEB. 25 - MARCH 1 The Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution is sponsoring its fourth ADR Cyberweek February 25 - March 1, 2002. Cyberweek is a free all-online conference in which there are opportunities to participate in discussions, simulations, demonstrations, and other activities involving the use and potential use of technology and the Internet in dispute resolution arenas of all kinds. Further information is available at http://www.ombuds.org/cyberweek2002 and the registration form is accessible on the web site.

ST. LOUIS AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION 2002 PROGRAM SCHEDULE
The St. Louis AAA Program Subcommittee is sponsoring numerous educational programs this year. All these programs will take place at the St. Louis Regional Office, 100 N. Broadway, Suite 1820, in St. Louis.

March
Recent Developments in ADR: What Neutrals & Parties Need to Know , Friday, March 1, 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Registration, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Program, Presented by Jim Keller of Herzog, Crebs & McGhee

Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses, Friday, March 15, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch & Registration, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Program, Presented by Marvin Young of Gallop, Johnson & Neuman

April
Why Arbitration Over Litigation?, Friday, April 5, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch & Registration, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Program, Presented by Jim Keller of Herzog, Crebs & McGhee

Ethics in ADR , Friday, April 19, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch & Registration, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Program, Presented by Daniel Moore, Asst. Vice President of AAA - St. Louis

May
How to Use ADR to Your Advantage, Friday, May 3, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch & Registration, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Program, Presented by Jim Keller of Herzog, Crebs & McGhee

June
Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses, Friday, June 14, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch & Registration , 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Program, Presented by Rob Litz of Deutsche Financial Services

Pre-registration is required. The cost is $25 per person. For more information or a registration form, please contact Catherine O'Brien at (314) 621-7175 or OBrienC@adr.org.

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL TRAINING
CHICAGO, IL, MAY 30-JUNE 1 The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, North American Branch, Northwestern University School of Law and the Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association (CIDRA) are presenting entry-level and advanced training in international commercial arbitration at the Northwestern University School of Law on May 30 - June 1. This training is designed for arbitrators or anyone involved in business disputes which cross national borders. For a registration packet, contact Pete Wentz at p-wentz@nwu.edu, phone at (312) 503-1828, or fax at (312) 503-2035. Visit the following web sites for further information: North American Branch, the Institute, or CIDRA.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
ST. LOUIS, JUNE 10-14 EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO., SEPT. 22-27 The University of Missouri Community Development Extension Program is offering a series of three courses called the Community Development Academy. Each course lasts five days and is an intensive experiential, course that explores ideas and develops practical skills efforts. These courses are: Building Communities From the Grassroots, Empowering Communities for the Future, and Creating Capacity for Dynamic Communities. The courses will take place June 10-14 in St. Louis and September 22-27 in Excelsior Springs, MO. The last day to register for the June conference is May 24. Please see the binder in 206 Hulston for exact times of the academy or visit the web site.

UN UNIVERSITY / INCORE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
NORTHERN IRELAND, JUNE 10-15 The UN University / Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity's International Summer School is offering a structured learning opportunity based on the latest research and concepts of conflict resolution on June 10-15 in Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The summer school is designed for senior-level participants from all backgrounds: practitioner, policy maker and academic. The courses are: Dealing with the Past; Managing Peace Processes; and Religion & Conflict. In addition there will be a series of policy panels exploring policy approaches to conflict resolution. Registration deadline: April 19, 2002. For more information, see http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk, call ++ 44 (0)28 71 375500, or fax: ++ 44 (0)2871375510.

STUDY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW & ADR
MODENA, ITALY, JUNE 24-JULY 29 Hamline University School of Law's Dispute Resolution Institute offers a Summer Abroad Program in Modena, Italy. The courses to be offered this summer are: Cross-Cultural Negotiation, June 24-July 5; Conflict Theory and its International Implications, July 5-17; International Business Transactions, July 18-29. Application deadline: April 30, 2002. More information on the program is available at http://web.hamline.edu/law/adr or in the brochure in 206 Hulston.

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON ADR
PARIS / BUDAPEST, JULY 8-AUGUST 2 Hamline University School of Law's Dispute Resolution Institute and the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law are offering a Summer Abroad Program in Paris, France and Budapest, Hungary. The courses to be offered this summer are: Fostering International Commerce in Paris: Arbitration Law and Practice, July 8-19; Building Bridges in Budapest: Mediation and Other Methods to Foster Democratic Dialogue, July 22-August 2. Application deadline: April 30, 2002. More information on the program is available at http://web.hamline.edu/law/adr or in the brochure in 206 Hulston.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

NAFCM INTERNSHIP, WASHINGTON, DC
The National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) is seeking candidates to apply for a six-month graduate-level internship. The intern selected will perform a mixture of substantive research and writing projects, clerical tasks, and other duties in support of NAFCM's six major initiatives and its overall mission. They are seeking a graduate student studying dispute resolution or a related field, with experience as a volunteer mediator or other conflict resolution experience. Detailed information on the internship is available in the binder in 206 Hulston. Application deadline: March 1, 2002. For more information about NAFCM see http://www.nafcm.org