CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 28 - April 5, 2002

What's Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

CSDR / LL.M. PHOTO ALBUM ONLINE
The CSDR / LL.M. photo album has been posted at www.law.missouri.edu/llmdr/photos/index.htm. The album has photos of faculty, students, and guests from numerous events at school. Take a look.

PROFESSORS STERNLIGHT AND REUBEN SERVE AS PANELISTS
Prof. Jean Sternlight was a panelist at a session called “The New Civil Rights Battleground: ADR After Circuit City.” The session was sponsored by the National Employment Lawyers Association and was held in Philadelphia PA on March 15. Jean spoke on jury trial defenses to mandatory arbitration in the employment context, and also discussed class action issues. Prof. Richard Reuben also was a panelist, and spoke on state action and due process attacks on mandatory arbitration. Their remarks were written up in BNA's Daily Labor Report and Employment Discrimination Report.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

HEARTLAND MEDIATORS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
OVERLAND PARK, KS, APRIL 12-13
The Heartland Mediators Association along with the Association of Missouri Mediators is presenting their 2002 conference, "Doing It Better: Expanding Your Mediation Skills and Practice". Keynote speaker will be internationally known mediator Forrest "Woody" Mosten. For details on the conference see the binder in 206 Hulston.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SCHOOL OF LAW CENTER FOR CAREER SERVICES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFERS TRAININGS AND COURSES FOR SPRING AND SUMMER
April 23-25 -- Mediation Training, Robert A. Young Federal Building in St. Louis. This training is limited to federal employees. The training will be conducted by the faculty of the MU Law School Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution. June 5-7 -- Mediation of Civil Cases, MU Law School Moot Courtroom in Columbia, MO. The training will be conducted by the faculty of the MU Law School Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution. June 19-21 and June 27-28 -- Family Law Mediation Training, Doubletree Hotel in Chesterfield, MO. This course will be led by family mediator C.J. Larkin of Washington University School of Law and Art Hinshaw ('00), Director of the MU Campus Mediation program. July 8-12 -- Family Mediation Training, Kansas City, MO. This course also will be led by family mediator C.J. Larkin of Washington University School of Law and Art Hinshaw ('00), Director of the MU Campus Mediation program. For more information on any of the above trainings you can visit the web site or call Michelle Miller, CLE Coordinator, phone (573) 882-7251, fax (573) 882-9625.

11TH NATIONAL LABOR-MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
MAY 29-31, CHICAGO, IL
The 11th National Labor Management Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, IL on May 29-30, 2002. This is one of the largest labor relations events and is expected to draw business and union practitioners, attorneys, arbitrators, facilitators and mediators from the private and public sectors. See the conference web site.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION NETWORK CANADA AND FAMILY MEDIATION CANADA JUNE 12-14, CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
On June 12-14, 2002, Conflict Resolution Network Canada and Family Mediation Canada are co-sponsoring an in-depth national conflict resolution conference -- "Connections 2002- Building a Culture of Peace" -- at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For more information contact: Family Mediation Canada, 528 Victoria Street North, Kitchener, ON, N2H 5C1, FAX: 519-585-3121; Conflict Resolution Network Canada, Réseau pour la Résolution de Conflits Canada, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6, Phone: (519) 885-0880 , Fax: (519) 885-0806.

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION POLICIES ARE ONLINE
The American Bar Association's Section of Dispute Resolution posted its ADR policies online. These policies address (1) E-Commerce and ADR, (2) Mediation and the Unauthorized Practice of Law, (3) Family Mediation Standards, (4) Code of Ethics for Commercial Arbitrators, (5) Standards for the Establishment and Operation of Ombuds Offices, (6) Revised Uniform Arbitration Act, (7) Uniform Mediation Act, and (8) ADR Ethics ("Ethics 2000 Commission").

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

DIVORCE MEDIATORS, MEDIATOR NETWORK
Mediator Network is looking for divorce mediators across the U.S. to add to its network of legal professionals. They work with large employee benefit plans and handle the legal benefits for more than 10 million employees nationwide. Please e-mail resumes to tmorgan@mediatornetwork.com or fax resumes "Attn: Troy Morgan" to 916-789-7601. Mediator Network, 2999 Douglas Blvd, Ste 315, Roseville, CA 95661, Tel: 916-724-2204, Toll Free: 800-375-2531, Fax: 916-789-7601, Web: www.mediatornetwork.com.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, FELLOWSHIP, HAMLINE UNIVERSITY
The Dispute Resolution Institute (DRI) at Hamline University School of Law seeks an individual with expertise and experience in the field of dispute resolution to be a two-year Post-Graduate Fellow. Established in 1991, the DRI offers rigorous academic discourse, hands-on simulation experience, and cross-disciplinary examination of ADR themes in domestic and summer abroad courses for law students, lawyers, and other professionals. The Graduate Fellow will assist the DRI Director and Associate Director to design, implement, and coordinate activities of the Institute, including its three international and five domestic programs. The Fellowship is for a fixed, non-renewable term of two years, commencing August 20, 2002. For more details see the binder in 206 Hulston. To apply please send letter of interest, writing sample, and resume to: Kitty Atkins, Associate Director, Dispute Resolution Institute, Hamline University School of Law, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104. Applications must be received by April 26, 2002. Fellowship selection will be announced in late May 2002.