CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 7 - September 28, 2001

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

CSDR FACULTY TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS
Three faculty affiliated with the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution will receive prestigious awards at the Law Day Awards Ceremony at the Law School on Sat., Sept. 29 at 9 A.M.

Professor Timothy J. Heinsz will receive the Loyd E. Roberts Memorial Prize in the Administration of Justice for his work as Reporter for the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act (RUAA). He researched the law on the new Act, made recommendations to the Drafting Committee of the Uniform Law Commissioners and drafted the language in the RUAA. He was also responsible for drafting the Official Comments to the RUAA. Professor Robert H. Jerry II will receive the Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award. This award is presented each year to the full-time faculty member who during the preceding twelve months has established a record of distinguished achievement in teaching. The recipient of the award is selected by the Dean upon the advice and recommendation of a committee consisting of the Missouri Law Review Editorial Board.

Professor Jean R. Sternlight will receive the Shook, Hardy & Bacon P.C. Excellence in Research Award for her research on class actions and arbitrations published in an article entitled "As Mandatory Binding Arbitration Meets the Class Action, Will the Class Action Survive?", 42 William and Mary Law Review 1 (2001). Congratulations to Jean, Bob, and Tim!

STANFORD PROFESSOR DEBORAH HENSLER WILL GIVE THE ANNUAL LECTURE ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION, OCT. 18
Stanford Law School Professor Deborah Hensler will give the Annual Lecture on Dispute Resolution on Thurs., Oct. 18 at 1 PM. The lecture will be in the Courtroom (Room 112) and will be followed by a reception in the Faculty Lounge (Room 204). The lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and the Journal of Dispute Resolution, which will publish it as the lead article in a symposium.

The title of Professor Hensler's lecture is "Suppose Itís Not True: Challenging Mediation Ideology." Analyzing the empirical literature, she considers the degree to which mediation as practiced in civil courts today offers features that litigants value highly. Please join us for this provocative presentation. All are welcome.

Deborah Hensler is the Director of the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation and the Judge John W. Ford Professor of Dispute Resolution at Stanford Law School. Dr. Hensler joined Stanford from the Institute for Civil Justice at RAND and the University of Southern California Law School. At RAND, she directed the Institute for five years, and prior to that served as its research director. Her RAND research focused on dispute resolution in ordinary and complex civil litigation. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973, and her A.B., summa cum laude, from Hunter College in 1963.

FALL BROWNBAG SCHEDULE
This fall, CSDR will sponsor three more brownbag lunch sessions. These brownbags will be conversations with dispute resolution practitioners, administrators, and planners. The brownbags will be on Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30 in Room 3. All are welcome.

October 8: Jocelyn Learned, Assistant Vice President, American Arbitration Association October 22: Sarah J. Read, of counsel, Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood November 5: Kathleen Bird, Director, Office of Dispute Resolution Services, Seventh Judicial Circuit of Missouri

FALL 2001 EDITION OF CENTER'S NEWSLETTER IS ONLINE
The Fall 2001 edition of Issues and Interests, the Center's newsletter, has been posted at www.law.missouri.edu/csdr/newsletter.htm. It has many features about Center faculty and activities as well as LL.M. students. Take a look.

JEAN STERNLIGHT FEATURED IN ARTICLE IN ABA JOURNAL
Professor Jean R. Sternlight is prominently quoted in an article entitled "Detoured to ADR" in the October 2001 issue of the ABA Journal, with a photo, no less. She is quoted advocating use of the legal argument that mandatory binding arbitration deprives litigants of the Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial.

PAULA YOUNG CONTRIBUTES ARTICLE ANALYZING RESPONSE TO TERRORIST ATTACKS
LL.M. student Paula M. Young published an article in the Saint Louis Lawyer and www.mediate.com/ analyzing causes and responses to terrorism. The article in mediate.com is in a collection of articles by prominent figures in the field. In her article, Young cites the book Bloodlines: From Ethnic Pride to Ethnic Terrorism by Vamik Volkan, which she is reading for the LL.M. Understanding Conflict course. This article is the first in a three-part series.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA TO SPEAK AT MU, NOV. 14
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will give a lecture at MU in the Thomas S. Barclay Lecture Series in American Civilization. The lecture will take place on Wed., Nov. 14 at 8 P.M. in the Natural Resources building auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

ABA TELECONFERENCE ON MEDIATING EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES, OCT. 17
The ABA is sponsoring a teleconference on Mediating Employment Disputes on Wed., Oct. 17 at noon, Central Time. The teleconference is available free for ABA members. For more information, see www.abanet.org/cle/connection.html

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTER OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA
The Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County is seeking a full time Executive Director. Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and salary history and should be mailed to Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County, 4067 C Cory Street, Soquel, CA 95073. Initial review of applications will begin October 30. For more information, see Laura Colemanís notebook in Room 206.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION PANELS PROGRAM DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, PLEASANT HILL, CA
The Center for Human Development is seeking a program director for its conflict resolution panels program which provides mediation, facilitation, and training services. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Center for Human Development, 391 Taylor Blvd., Suite 120, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, FAX (925) 687-6903, or info@chd-prevention.org. The application deadline is October 12. For more information, see Laura Colemanís notebook in Room 206.