CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 3, Issue 22 - February 21, 2003

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROFESSOR ILHYUNG LEE GAVE TALK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
On Feb. 17, Prof. Ilhyung Lee gave a presentation at the University of Iowa's Center for Asian Pacific Studies on the subject "Is Social Status in Korea the Equivalent of Race in America?"

MARGARET SHAW TO TALK ABOUT MEDIATION AND DR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
FRI., FEB. 28, 9:30 AM - NOON Margaret Shaw, a highly respected practitioner, trainer, consultant, and author, will visit the Law School on Fri., Feb. 28, from 9:30 am to noon in Room 204. For the first hour or so, she will lead some exercises about breaking impasse in mediation. After a break, we will have a brownbag-style session in which people can ask her about career opportunities in dispute resolution, among other things. Refreshments will be provided.

KARRÉN PRASIFKA WILL BE BROWNBAG GUEST TALKING ABOUT ADR IN BANKRUPTCY CASES
MON., MARCH 3, 3 PM, ROOM 109 Karrén Prasifka will be our guest in a brownbag conversation on Monday, March 3, at 3 pm in Room 109. She is a 1985 MU law grad and currently is a consultant in association with the New York restructure / crisis management firm of Walker, Truesdell, Radick & Associates. She served in key management roles in three of the largest retail Chapter 11 bankruptcies in the past ten years, including the K-Mart $17 billion Chapter 11 reorganization, Venture Stores bankruptcy, and the Service Merchandise Chapter 11. She initiated and implemented court-approved mediation procedures to liquidate more than 5,000 bankruptcy claims for Service Merchandise and Venture. She acted as a consultant for the two K-Mart mediation programs created to liquidate more than 45,000 claims. Before working on these cases, she was an attorney with Bryan Cave in St. Louis, regional ADR coordinator for the Resolution Trust Corporation, and a clerk for the Honorable William A. Knox. Cookies will be provided.

PROF. CARRIE MENKEL-MEADOW TO GIVE LECTURE
THURS., MARCH 6, 5 PM, ROOM 112 (COURTROOM) On Thursday, March 6 at 5 p.m. Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow will give a lecture in the courtroom (Room 112) entitled "Correspondences and Contradictions in International and Domestic Conflict Resolution: Lessons from General Theory and Varied Contexts." This talk will examine similarities and differences between how the subjects of dispute resolution and conflict theory are handled domestically in the U.S. and how they are treated internationally. Professor Menkel-Meadow will argue that while each field can learn from the other, errors of analysis are also made when we change contexts and levels of analysis without adequate recognition of the importance of some of these differences. She is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center and Director of the Georgetown Hewlett Fellowship Program in Conflict Resolution and Problem-Solving. She is one of the world’s foremost dispute resolution experts, has won numerous awards for her writing, and is widely-regarded as a terrific lecturer. The lecture is free and will be followed by a reception in Room 204.

VALERIE HOWARD BURKE WILL BE A BROWNBAG GUEST TALKING ABOUT VICTIM-OFFENDER MEDIATION
MON., MARCH 10, 3 PM, ROOM 109 Valerie Howard Burke will be our guest in a brownbag conversation on Monday, March 10, at 3 pm in Room 109. More information will be provided in a future newsletter. Cookies will be provided.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

THE USEFUL POWER OF STORYTELLING IN ADDRESSING DEEPLY ROOTED SOCIAL CONFLICTS
MARCH 8-9, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL Professor Dan Bar-On, currently the Ida King Chair of Holocaust and Genocidal Studies at Stockton College in New Jersey and a permanent professor of psychology at the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Ben-Gurion University in Israel, will present a workshop on "Storytelling in the Service of Peace Building" on March 8-9 at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

HEARTLAND MEDIATORS CONFERENCE
MAY 1-3, DES MOINES, IA The Third Heartland Regional Conference for Mediators will be held on May 1-3 at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. LL.M. graduate Roger Carter (’02) and LL.M. student Lynn Malley will be presenters. For more information, contact Lynn Malley. The student rate is $10.

HAMLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN ARBITRATION LAW AND PRACTICE
JUNE 9-JULY 2 Hamline University School of Law is sponsoring a certificate program in arbitration law and practice, June 9-July 2.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO COLLEGE OF LAW
The University of Idaho College of Law is seeking to fill one or more tenure-track positions starting in the fall of 2003. Teaching areas may include property, administrative law, natural resource law, environmental law, public land law, remedies, civil procedure and skills simulation courses including practice court, trial advocacy training, lawyering process (pre-trial civil litigation) and alternative dispute resolution. This position is reposted from last fall. For more information, contact Professor Neil Franklin.