CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 38 - July 12, 2002

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

CENTER FACULTY ARE BUSY DURING THE SUMMER
Prof. Bob Bailey gave a presentation last month to the Missouri Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference in Lake of the Ozarks entitled, “Perspectives on the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act and Uniform Mediation Act.” He is giving a two-day arbitration training in Trinidad this month.

Prof. Tim Heinsz recently published the sixth edition of his casebook, "Labor Law: Collective Bargaining in a Free Society," published by West. This May he was elected a Vice President of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

Prof. Ilhyung Lee has been in Japan and South Korea on a Fulbright Fellowship this spring and summer. He has given talks at Korea University (“The Study of ADR Methods in the U.S. Law Schools”) and Yonsei University (“The Impact of Culture on International Negotiations”) in Seoul, and Tokyo University (“ADR and Culture”). He will give another talk at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, entitled, “The Image of ADR in the U.S.”

Prof. Len Riskin conducted a workshop in Seattle on "Enhancing Emotional Intelligence" for a conference of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. At the ADR Workshop sponsored by the Supreme Court of Indiana, he gave the keynote address on mediation and presented a workshop on mindfulness.

Prof. Jen Robbennolt recently published an article, "Determining Punitive Damages: Empirical Insights and Implications for Reform," 50 Buffalo Law Review 103 (2002). The article reviews empirical research on decision making about punitive damages, contends that the most common reforms do not take the psychology of punitive damages decision making into account, and identifies alternative efforts that would be more responsive to empirical research findings. She also presented empirical research on apologies and settlement at the American Psychology-Law Society Conference in Austin, Texas in March and at the Law and Society Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, in May. She was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the American Psychology-Law Society as Secretary.

Prof. Jean Sternlight recently taught a one credit course on consumer arbitration at Hamline University's Dispute Resolution Institute. The course, which was part of Hamline's arbitration certificate program, examined consumer arbitration from the perspective of consumers, companies, arbitrators, arbitration providers, and policy makers. The course drew upon a series of role plays, as well as lecture and discussion. Jean reports that she also enjoyed biking, canoeing, eating and touristing in the Twin Cities area.

PROF. STERNLIGHT QUOTED IN ABA ARTICLE ON MANDATORY ARBITRATION
Jean Sternlight was quoted in an article by the ABA Journal, Friday, June 28, 2002 issue. The article, entitled “Defining The Limits on Mandatory Arbitration: Montana Supreme Court Strikes Down Arbitration Clause; Concurrence Addresses Right to Jury Trial” by Leslie Gordon, explains how a recent decision by the Montana Supreme Court illustrates that high courts are increasingly willing to strike down mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer cases. To read the article, see www.abanet.org/journal/ereport/j28arb.html.

ALEXANDRIA ZYLSTRA PHOTO EXHIBITION
Alexandria Zylstra ('01) is having an exhibition of her photos taken on her trip to Alaska last fall. As part of a juried photography exhibition at Columbia Art League in downtown Columbia, Andria's photos will be on display from Tuesday, July 23 through Friday, September 13. There will be an opening reception and presentation on Saturday, July 27, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The Columbia Art League is located at 1013 E. Walnut Street.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ACR WORKPLACE SECTION TELECONFERENCE MONDAY, JULY 15
The Association for Conflict Resolution’s Workplace Section invites people to participate in a teleconference with both Workplace Section Co-Chairs Richard D. Fincher and Michael E. Dickstein. The discussion topics will be: "Employment Dispute Resolution Systems: Ten Steps to Effective Implementation" and "Building a Viable Employment ADR Practice." The teleconference will take place on Monday, July 15 at 9:55 Eastern Standard Time. (The announcement says 9:55 p.m., but it may be 9:55 p.m.) You may call in from anywhere, and the cost is only your long-distance charges for a 55-minute telephone call. To participate, e-mail Rita Callahan by TODAY Friday, July 12 in order to receive the dial-in phone number. In your e-mail, include your full name, organization name, location, and any questions or concerns you would like the Workplace Section Co-Chairs to address during the call.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

U.S. SUPREME COURT FELLOWSHIP WASHINGTON, D.C.
The Supreme Court Fellowship Commission is accepting applications for the 2003-2004 Fellows Program. The Program seeks outstanding individuals from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who are interested in the administration of justice and making a contribution to the judiciary. Fellows spend one calendar year in Washington, D.C. based at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Judicial Center, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, or the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Applications are due November 11. For more information see www.fellows.supremecourtus.gov/ or the binder in 206 Hulston.

ADJUNCT PROFESSORS, MOBERLY AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE MEXICO, MO
Moberly Area Community College is seeking an adjunct instructor at its Mexico, Missouri location to teach Business Law I, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. Instructors must have a master's degree and at least 18 hours in their discipline. For applications and information, e-mail Caroline Groves or call her at (573) 582-0817.