CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 8 - October 4, 2001

What's Inside:


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

Jocelyn Learned has been with AAA since 1998 and has been managing the Kansas City Regional Office since April 2000. She has extensive experience in providing leadership, strategic planning, and organizational consulting in state and national politics. She has done extensive graduate work in ADR at the University of Denver.

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

Prof. Richard Reuben has an interest in journalism and conflict resolution and he has been leading a effort between the Schools of Law and Journalism to promote a wide range of collaborations between the two schools. Some of his many efforts address conflicts about media coverage as well as the effects of media coverage on conflicts. Last week, a local TV station operated by the School of Journalism , KOMU, ordered its anchors and reporters not to wear red, white and blue ribbons while on the air. The decision was criticized by some legislators and viewers. This week, the J School faculty approved a resolution supporting the decision of KOMU faculty. That resolution identifies some of the issues involved.

The University has approved several dual degree programs between the Law and Journalism Schools, including LL.M.-M.A. and LL.M.-Ph.D. programs. For more information about those programs or the larger collaborative effort between the two schools, see Richard Reuben.


ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 5-6 Professor Len Riskin will be presenting "Self Awareness for Lawyers and Mediators: An Introduction to Mindfulness" on Friday, October 5 from 10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Law School. This is presented by the MU School of Law and co-sponsored by the Association of Missouri Mediators. For details see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in 206. To register or for more information, call 573-882-7251 or go online to www.law.missouri.edu/cle.

The Association Missouri Mediators Conference will include the following sessions at the Law School this Saturday, October 6. There is a student rate of $15. There will be two tracks of workshops at each time slot as indicated below. Lunch is included in the registration.

9:00 - 9:30 Registration & coffee
9:30 - 10:00 Annual Membership Meeting
10:00 - 11:00 TRACK 1: TRACK 2:
Transformative Mediation & Radical Interventions Introduction to Victim Offender Mediation
by Becky Magruder by Valerie Burke
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:15 TRACK 1: TRACK 2:
Boundaries between Giving Information & Legal Advice (VOM continued)
by Sarah Reed
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 TRACK 1: TRACK 2:
Mediation & SAFE Schools in MO Stepfamily Issues in Family Mediation
by Russ Thompson by Shelby Kneer
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 3:30 TRACK 1: TRACK 2:
Community-based Needs Assessments Mediators Guide to Internet Resources
by Stephanie Orman by Ginny Moore


St. John's University School of Law is looking for a faculty to teach in the following areas: constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, family law, international law, professional responsibility, property, trusts and estates, and lawyering skills (including advocacy, negotiation, and ADR). For more information, see the September 28 AALS Placement Bulletin in the Career Services Office, Room 103.

The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame seeks a faculty member in conflict studies. The faculty will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in conflict resolution, emphasizing experience-based methods of mediation, negotiation and reconciliation. The professor's research and teaching can focus on any phase of the conflict process, from the prevention, resolution and transformation of violent conflicts to post-conflict peace-building. Applications will begin being reviewed on December 1, 2001. For details see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in 206 Hulston.