CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 3 - August 31, 2001

What's Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROFESSOR JEAN STERNLIGHT HONORED WITH PROFESSORSHIP
Professor Jean Sternlight has been appointed to the John D. Lawson Professorship, which will be formally announced at the Law Day events on September 29. This is a well-deserved honor. Congratulations, Jean!!!

CSDR/LL.M. BROWNBAG PRESENTATION: PROF. RICHARD REUBEN, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 12:10 PM, ROOM 3
Professor Richard Reuben is the Associate Reporter for the NCCUSL Drafting Committee and Reporter for the ABA Drafting Committee for the Uniform Mediation Act. At our first brownbag presentation of the academic year, he will discuss the drafting and recent enactment of the UMA by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

The Act establishes a privilege for mediation communications in a wide variety of legal proceedings, and calls for mediators to disclose conflicts of interests in a manner consistent with current ethical standards. The next step in the approval process is for the Style Committee and the chair of the Drafting Committee to develop a final version (which will be posted at www.pon.harvard.edu/guests/uma) to send to the American Bar Association for approval by the ABA House of Delegates in February 2002. The Act has already received preliminary expressions of support from most major ABA sections. After that, the UMA will be sent to the states for consideration and possible adoption.

Please join us for this fascinating presentation. We will start promptly at 12:10 PM on Monday, September 10 in Room 3. Cookies will be provided.

STUDENT TRAVEL BUDGET MAY BE USED FOR TRAVEL RELATED TO EXTERNSHIP
In addition to travel expenses for conferences, LL.M. students' travel budget may be used for travel expenses to externship placements outside Missouri. Transportation expenses related to externships in Missouri may be reimbursed in exceptional circumstances. Use of travel budgets requires approval of the LL.M. program director.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

THE FEDERAL JUDICIAL CENTER PUBLICATION GUIDE
A new Federal Judicial Center publication is now available at the FJC Web site for viewing or downloading. The "Guide to Judicial Management of Cases in ADR" by Robert J. Niemic, Donna Stienstra, and Randall E. Ravitz is available at www.fjc.gov/newweb/jnetweb.nsf/ism_recent_publications?OpenFrameSet (click on "Alternative Dispute Resolution"). This publication offers guidance to federal trial and bankruptcy courts on when and how to refer appropriate cases to ADR and how to manage cases referred to ADR. (Note that to ease viewing on-line you can increase the font size by changing the % button on the bottom of the page.)

FIRST NATIONAL CONVENTION ON MEDIATION IN MEXICO, NOV. 6-10
The University of Sonora, the Public Security Department, and the Mediation Institute of Mexico, C.S. are sponsoring the First National Convention on Mediation in Mexico: A Route Towards the Culture of Peace. with pre-convention workshops Nov. 6-7 and the convention sessions Nov. 8-10. For more information, see www.conmediacion.uson.mx/defaingles.htm.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

PUBLIC AFFAIRS POSITIONS, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA
The MU Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs seeks applications and nominations for two positions: the director of public policy programs and a tenure-track assistant/associate professor. The director of public policy programs should have extensive experience in an academic, government, and/or other policy-related environment. The area of research specialization desired for the faculty position is public policy analysis. For the director position send a letter of application, vita, three letters of reference and other supporting materials to: Dr. Barton Wechsler, Director, Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, 265 McReynolds Hall, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211 (e-mail: ipp@missouri.edu; web site: truman.missouri.edu). For the faculty position, send the same application materials to: Dr. Guy B. Adams, Chair, Public Policy Analysis Search, Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, 265 McReynolds Hall, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211 (e-mail: AdamsGB@missouri.edu; web site: truman.missouri.edu). Screening will begin November 1, 2001 and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

LAW TEACHING JOBS AVAILABLE
The August 24 issue of the AALS Placement Bulletin (available in the Career Services Office in Room 103) includes the following listings for law teaching jobs, with relevant excerpts:

Appalachian School of Law: Specific areas of interest are likely to include alternative dispute resolution, commercial law (including payment systems and secured transactions, federal income taxation, and legal writing.

University of California at Davis School of Law: We have curricular needs in a wide variety of fields, but are particularly interested in applicants with interests in constitutional law, contracts, family law, marital property, evidence, criminal law and procedure, comparative and private international law, business planning, environmental law and related areas, lawyering skills (including pretrial skills, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and advanced legal writing), health law, jurisprudence and legal theory, public interest law and related areas, and patent law and advanced intellectual property areas.

University of Idaho College of Law: Teaching areas may include civil procedure, constitutional law, jurisprudence, professional responsibility, criminal law, local government, lawyering process, and simulation courses.

Ohio State University College of Law: The College will consider excellent candidates in all curricular areas, but is particularly interested in applications from persons with interests in corporate law, intellectual property and cyberlaw, professional ethics, law and society, and comparative dispute resolution.

Seton Hall University School of Law: Areas of interest include business associations / corporations, taxation, alternative dispute resolution, torts, intellectual property, basic first-year courses (tenure-track positions) and clinics (non-tenure).

In addition, an advertisement for the following position is available in Laura Coleman's notebook in Room 206:

University of Tennessee College of Law: Although the teaching focus of the position is flexible, areas of particular need include: alternative dispute resolution, clinical programs, environmental law, international business transactions, and legal process.

For more information about the AALS recruitment process, see www.aals.org/frs/index.html. Before applying, students or alumni should get advice from Prof. Lande or other faculty.