CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 3, Issue 10 - November 1, 2002

What's Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

MINDFULNESS PRACTICE CENTER AT MU STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
Lynn Rossy, Ph.D., a psychologist at the Student Health Center, is starting a Mindfulness Practice Center through Student Health on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus. She is starting an e-mail list of people who want to be notified. If you want to be on the e-mail list, contact her at RossyL@health.missouri.edu and indicate your degree of interest. Prof. Len Riskin has worked with Dr. Rossy and will be involved in this Center and would like to get copies of messages about interest in this project. E-mail Len at riskinl@missouri.edu.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

OHIO STATE JOURNAL ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
COLUMBUS, OHIO, NOV. 7 The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution is presenting its annual dispute resolution symposium on Nov. 7 at the Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. This yearís symposium is entitled "The Americanization of International Dispute Resolution." For registration and information see http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/jdr/symposium.htm or the binder in 206 Hulston.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR MISSOURI AFCC LUNCH AND LEARN SESSION
CLAYTON, MO, NOV. 13 The Organizing Committee for Missouri Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is sponsoring a brownbag lunch in its St. Louis Area Lunch and Learn Series on Wed., Nov. 13, noon to 1:30 p.m. Judge Ralph Haslag of Rolla will be presenting "Innovative Ideas for the Family Court," at 121 S. Meramec, Rm. 1012, Clayton, MO. For more information about the presentation, e-mail Andrea Clark or Ellen Cowell.

SECOND NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
WASHINGTON, D.C., NOV. 21-23 The Second National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education will be held Nov. 21-23 in Washington, D.C. The symposium is sponsored by the Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Education (CADRE), featuring nationally recognized speakers including John Paul Lederach, Albie Davis, Jim Melamed, Robert Benjamin, and Zena Zumeta. For details see the web site.

MINI-GRANT COMPETITION FOR INTERNET-BASED CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROJECTS
DEADLINE: DEC. 2 CRInfo is calling for proposals for internet-based conflict resolution projects. Awards of up to $7,000 are available for projects that make information about conflict resolution-related topics more readily available over the web. Details about kinds of projects that will be considered and application procedures can be found at the web site. The deadline for (e-mail) proposals is 9:00 am Mountain Time, Dec. 2.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION FIRST ANNUAL NATIONAL ADR QUALITY CONFERENCE
ATLANTA, GA, APRIL 29-30, 2003 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will present its First Annual National ADR Quality Conference, "From Information to Transformation," April 29-30, 2003, in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, see the web site or e-mail or call Sherri Lewis at (404) 371-5916 or Yvonne M. Young at (404) 371-5919.

JAMES BOSKEY DISPUTE RESOLUTION ESSAY CONTEST
DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2003 The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and the Association for Conflict Resolution are sponsoring the James Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Contest again this year. JD and LL.M. students are eligible to submit essays. The winners will receive $1,000. The deadline is May 30, 2003. For more information, including past winners, see the web site.

EASTERN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY SUMMER PEACEBUILDING INSTITUTE
HARRISONBURG, VA, MAY- JUNE 2003 The Eastern Mennonite University Summer Peacebuilding Institute will be held May-June 2003. For more information, see www.emu.edu/ctp/spinow.html or e-mail spi@emu.edu.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ASSOCIATION FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION FAMILY SECTION CONFERENCE
DENVER, CO, JULY 10-13, 2003 The call for proposals for Association for Conflict Resolution Family Section Conference, "A Family Affair: Making Room at the Table" is available on the ACR web site. The conference will be held in Denver, July 10-13, 2003. The submission deadline is December 2.

INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION SYMPOSIUM
THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, JULY 19-AUG. 16, 2003 The Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution is hosting an International Student Symposium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in The Hague, The Netherlands, July 19-Aug. 16, 2003. For more information, see www.iimcr.org/, e-mail International_Symposium@iimcr.org, or call Molly Wallace at (202) 347-2042.

COMMUNITY BASED COLLABORATIVES RESEARCH CONSORTIUM NATIONAL CONFERENCE
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, SEPT. 14-16, 2003, The Community-Based Collaboratives Research Consortiumís national conference "Evaluating Methodologies and Environmental Outcomes of Community Based Collaborative Processes," will be held Sept. 14-16, 2003 in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, see www.cbcrc.org.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MOUNTAIN MEDIATION SERVICES, NC
The Mountain Mediation Services in Western North Carolina is seeking an executive director, who will be responsible for the organization, development, operation and maintenance of the Center. For details on this position see the binder in 206 Hulston. To learn more about Mountain Mediation Services see www.dnet.net/mtndsc. The closing date for applications is Nov. 8.

MEDIATORS AND ARBITRATORS, PASADENA, CA
Financial Arbitration Services is a national firm in Pasadena, California offering arbitration and mediation for complex financial disputes in cities around the U.S. They are seeking mediators and arbitrators for complex financial disputes. For applications see www.finarb.com. Applications are due Nov. 15.

SOCIOLEGAL SCHOLAR, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
AMHERST, MA The Department of Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst is seeking a sociolegal scholar for a full-time, tenure-track position starting Sept. 1, 2003. The candidate must be able to teach using a broad interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate legal studies and have research interests in the legal aspects of one or more of the following areas: global issues, technology, dispute resolution, crime and punishment, culture, environment, family, race, and gender. Review of applications will begin Nov. 15 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample and the names and addresses of three references to: Search Committee, Department of Legal Studies, 221 Hampshire House, 131 Country Circle, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.

MEDIATORS, PENINSULA MEDIATION CORPORATION
The Peninsula Mediation Corporation has recently been awarded two contracts, one from Department of the Navy, the other from the Social Security Administration to provide workplace mediation services. They are looking for qualified mediators to work as independent contractors. Interested parties can request an application by sending an e-mail to admin.office@peninsula-mediation-corporation.org.