CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 3, Issue 20 - February 7, 2003

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

INFORMATION SESSION ON CAREERS IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION
MON., FEB. 10, 3 PM On Mon., Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. in Room 109, we will have a "brownbag" session on career opportunities in dispute resolution with Tamra Wilson Setser, Assistant Dean for Career Services, and Prof. Jim Levin.

PROF. LANDE WILL GIVE PRESENTATION ON COLLABORATIVE LAW
TUES., FEB. 11, 1 PM Prof. John Lande will give a brownbag presentation of his work-in-progress on collaborative law on Tues., Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. in Room 332A.

BROWNBAG LUNCH PRESENTATION ON LAW-JOURNALISM COLLABORATION
MON., FEB. 17, 12 PM On Mon., Feb. 17, from 12-1 p.m., Law School Associate Dean Philip Peters and Professor Richard Reuben, and Journalism School Professor Michael Grinfeld will hold a brown-bag lunch presentation updating collaborative activities involving the Law School and the Journalism School. This will take place in Room 303 at Lee Hills Hall in the Journalism School. All students and faculty are welcome to attend.

PROF. REUBEN PUBLISHES BOOK ABOUT PRIVATIZED WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
Prof. Richard Reuben co-authored a book entitled, "Carve-out in Workers’ Compensation: An Analysis of the Experience in the California Construction Industry." Carve-outs are essentially privatized workers compensation systems -- both delivery of services and dispute resolution -- and this is the first study about how they actually work. For more information, see http://www.upjohninst.org/.

PROF. LEE WRITES OP-ED PIECE ABOUT TENSIONS WITH NORTH KOREA
Prof. Ilhyung Lee published an op-ed article, "U.S. Faces Difficulties on Both Sides of Korea’s DMZ," in the Omaha World Herald on Jan. 11.

MEDIATION REPRESENTATION COMPETITION WINNERS GO TO REGIONAL COMPETITION
Congratulations to student teams of Gailya McElroy & Cassandra Rogers and Rhiana Sharp & Andy Malloy, who will represent MU Law School in the regional mediation representation competition on Feb. 21-22 at Marquette University in Milwaukee. The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution sponsors this national competition and will hold the final round at its annual conference in San Antonio on March 20.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP
FEB. 14, TOPEKA, KS There will be a collaborative family law workshop in Topeka, KS on Feb. 14, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. The speaker is Sherri Goren Solvin, chairperson of Collaborative Family Lawyers of Cincinnati. For more information, see the binder in Room 206.

HEARTLAND MEDIATORS ASSOCIATION MEETING
FEB. 15, TOPEKA, KS A mid-winter Heartland Mediators Association meeting will be in Topeka, KS on Feb. 15, starting at 11 a.m. The meeting will feature a presentation entitled, "An Introduction to Cultural Competence in Mediation" by Fort Hays State University Prof. Micki Armstrong. For more information, see the web site or contact HMA Executive Director, Sandra Sabanske via e-mail or phone, (913) 381-4458.

ADR CYBERWEEK
FEB. 24-28 The University of Massachusetts Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution is sponsoring its fifth annual ADR Cyberweek on Feb. 24-28. This is an all-online conference exploring the application of technology to dispute resolution.

PEACEBUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMER INSTITUTE
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, DC American University is sponsoring a Peacebuilding and Development Summer Institute to provide knowledge, practical experience and skills for professionals, teachers, and students involved in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance, and development. The Summer Institute will focus on various approaches to mediation, negotiation, facilitation, reconciliation, and dialogue, particularly in conflict-torn and developing regions. The application deadline is April 18. For more information, see the web site or the binder in Room 206.

SUMMER PROGRAM ON INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DISPUTES IN ITALY
JUNE 9-JULY 11 The Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University School of Law and the Interdepartmental Center EuroSapienza University of Rome "La Sapienza" are sponsoring the Italy 2003 Summer Abroad Program. The program is entitled "Making and Saving Deals in the Global Business Environment: Negotiating Business Transactions and Mediating Business Disputes Internationally" and features faculty from seven countries. The application deadline is April 30.

ADR SUMMER PROGRAM IN PARIS AND BUDAPEST
JULY 7- AUG. 1 The Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University School of Law and the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University are sponsoring an ADR program in Paris and Budapest. The application deadline is April 30.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

CREATIVE MEDIATION SERVICES, DIRECTOR OF MEDIATION SERVICES
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA Creative Mediation Services seeks a professional to lead its mediation services component. The position is open until filled, with an anticipated start date in May or June. For more information, e-mail Jesse Sostrin or see the binder in 206 Hulston.

ROSTER OF NEUTRALS, ADR ASSOCIATES
ADR Associates is expanding its Roster of Neutrals for resolution of consumer healthcare disputes and needs mediators and arbitrators, particularly in the southeastern U.S. For details, see the web site.

SENIOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION ASSOCIATE LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL CENTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION
LOS ANGELES, CA The Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution seeks a senior conflict resolution associate to serve as a community mediator, conciliator, facilitator, intake person, conflict resolution trainer and assist with court and community outreach. For information, see the web site or the binder in 206 Hulston.