CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 36 - June 13, 2002

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

MU FACULTY AND STUDENT GAVE SYMPOSIUM ON IDENTITY-BASED CONFLICT
Cynthia Alkon (‘02), MU Psychology Professor and CSDR Senior Fellow Ann Bettencourt, MU Law Professors Sylvia R. Lazos and Jean R. Sternlight, and National University of Ireland Professor Leo F. Smyth gave a symposium entitled “An Interdisciplinary Look at Identity-Based Conflicts” at the annual conference of the International Association of Conflict Management on June 10 in Park City, Utah.

PROF. JOHN LANDE AND ROGER CARTER GAVE PRESENTATION ON WORKERS’ COMPENSATION MEDIATION
John Lande and Roger Carter (‘02) were panelists at the annual conference of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Division of Workers’ Compensation on June 11 in Osage Beach, MO. Their panel was entitled “How to Evaluate Cases for Mediation: Controlling Your Time and Money.”

LYNN MALLEY’S SIMULATION WILL BE FEATURED AT UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS CONFERENCE
Lynn Malley’s (‘02) simulation, “When Cultures Clash,” will be played at the Conflict Studies Conference sponsored by the University of Massachusetts-Boston in October 2002. This simulation was also honored by the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution’s Legal Educator’s Colloquium.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

FEDERAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE PALM DESERT, CA, AUGUST 18-22
The 17th annual Federal Dispute Resolution Conference will be held August 18-22 in Palm Desert, CA. For more information, see www.fdr-conference.org.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIALOGUE AND DELIBERATION ALEXANDRIA, VA, OCTOBER 4-6
A National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation will be held October 4-6 in Alexandria, VA to provide dialogue practitioners with the opportunity to learn about a variety of dialogue models, examine the field as a whole, assess what work needs to be done to ensure its growth, and create the infrastructure that is needed to get the work accomplished. The conference is sponsored by numerous organizations and is funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. For more information, contact Sandy Heierbacher, 802-254-7341, heierbacher@hotmail.com.

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PARTNERING, COLLABORATION AND COOPERATION WINCHESTER, VA, OCTOBER 24-25
Several facilitation and conflict prevention consulting firms and the John Marsh Institute for Government and Public Policy at Shenandoah University are sponsoring a symposium on maximizing project or relationship success by partnering, collaboration and cooperation. For more information, email mediate@rmaonline.net.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEDIATOR, KANSAS LEGAL SERVICES
Kansas Legal Services seeks a full-time mediator to provide a variety of mediation services, including civil rights, employment, domestic and other mediation services throughout the state. The position requires solid mediation experience and Kansas Office of Judicial Administration mediator certification in both civil and domestic mediation. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Randy Hershey, Midland Mediation & Settlement Services, 200 N. Broadway, Suite #500, Wichita, KS 67202.

COMMERCIAL MEDIATORS, ADR SYSTEMS OF AMERICA
ADR Systems of America, a Chicago ADR service provider, is adding qualified commercial mediators to its rosters in Chicago, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. A strong commercial background in contracts & business / corporate disputes is needed. For more information, see www.adrsystems.com or email mbecker@adrsystems.net.

FACULTY POSITION, STEPHENS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA, MO
The Philosophy, Law and Political Science Department at Stephens College has an immediate opening for a regular 75%-time, entry-level position beginning Fall 2002. The position could become full-time depending on future needs for particular courses in other areas (e.g., geography, history (except U.S. and Asian), macroeconomics, and women's studies). Teaching duties include: introductory course in the law, philosophy & rhetoric major, legal research and writing, professional communication, moot court, senior essay, and business law. Other on-load duties: Phi Alpha Delta sponsor, pre-law advisor, pre-law internship coordinator, and recruitment. A J.D. required. Some legal practice and teaching experience are preferred. To apply, send a letter, resume, names of three references to Dr. Bruce Ballard, Stephens College, Columbia, MO 65215. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.