CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 26 - March 8, 2002

What's Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

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

March 11: Kathleen Bird, Director, Office of Dispute Resolution Services, Seventh Judicial Circuit of Missouri Kathleen Bird has been the Director of Office of Dispute Resolution Services Seventh Judicial Circuit (Kansas City metropolitan area) since 1998 and was the chair of the Missouri Bar ADR Committee from 1999-2001. From 1995-1998, she was a mediator in private practice and a founder of the RESPECT restorative justice program. For the 15 preceding years, she practiced civil, criminal and family law in Texas and Arkansas. She has served as a municipal judge, prosecutor, and city attorney. She received a J.D. in 1980 from Southern Methodist University. Her office is planning new dispute resolution programs and she will describe these plans and invite feedback and suggestions. For information about mediation and other family court services in the Seventh Circuit, see the web site.

March 18: Rebecca R. Magruder, private mediator and attorney

GRADUATE SCHOOL NEWS

MU STUDENT TEAM WON REGIONAL MEDIATION ADVOCACY COMPETITION
MU JD students Rhiana Sharp and Michael Foster won the Regional Mediation Advocacy Competition sponsored by the American Bar Associationís Section on Dispute Resolution. The regional competition was held at Hamline University last weekend. The final competition will be at the ABA Sectionís annual conference in Seattle next month. Congratulations ... and good luck, Michael and Rhiana!

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

SUMMER INSTITUTE ON CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION
JUNE 10-14, LAKE LANIER, GA The Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution is presenting its third annual Summer Institute on Conflict Management in Higher Education. The Institute will be held at Emerald Pointe Resort in Lake Lanier Islands, Georgia. Course offerings include Mediating Campus Disputes (June 10-14), Building Consensus (June 10), Co-Mediation (June 11-12), Advanced Negotiation (June 13), Overcoming Psychological Barriers to Agreement (June 14), Conflict Management System Design (June 10-11), Conducting Grievance Hearings (June 12), Group Facilitation and Ombudsing (June 13-14). For more information or to receive a brochure, contact Bonnie Powell at cncr@gsu.edu.

CALL FOR PAPERS: UMASS CONFERENCE, CONFLICT STUDIES: THE NEW GENERATION OF IDEAS
OCTOBER 24-26 On October 24-26, the Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts Boston will host a conference for graduate students who are studying conflict in diverse disciplines including political science, social work, psychology dispute resolution, and labor relations. Current students studying conflict in doctoral, masters, law or graduate certificate programs are encouraged to submit a proposal on a conflict-related topic. For details see the binder in 206 Hulston or visit the web site. Proposals are due March 15.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACULTY POSITIONS, APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW
The Appalachian School of Law is seeking applications for several tenure-track faculty positions beginning in the 2002-03 academic year. Curricular needs may vary and applicants will be considered from most areas of the standard law school curriculum. Specific areas of interest are likely to include academic support, alternative dispute resolution, criminal law and procedure, legal research and writing, and property. See the binder in 206 Hulston for details.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OREGON DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMISSION, SALEM, OR
The Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission is seeking an executive director. The executive director serves a seven-member commission appointed by the Governor. For more information see the web site. The application deadline is March 25.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, CAREER SERVICES FOR GRADUATE & INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS The Georgetown University Law Center seeks applications for the position of assistant director, career services for graduate and international programs. This position will be responsible for providing career counseling to international and domestic LL.M. students. For more information, see the binder in Room 206 Hulston.