CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 3, Issue 35 - July 11, 2003

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE ADMITS TWO MORE STUDENTS
The LL.M. Admissions Committee finished its work for the academic year by admitting two part-time students. As usual, the Program attracted a very exciting and diverse group of applicants and the new group of LL.M. students will bring a rich set of experiences. This fall we expect to have ten new full-time students, five new part-time students, and six continuing part-time students. We welcome into our LL.M. "family" the newly admitted students who are now starting to receive this e-newsletter. Watch this space for more information about the new class in future editions of the e-newsletter.

FACULTY, STUDENTS, AND ALUMNI STAR IN ABA VIDEOTAPE ON MEDIATION ADVOCACY
On July 3, Prof. Bob Bailey, Suzanne Curran Carney (LL.M. ’03), Larry Carney, Roger Carter (LL.M. ’02), Prof. John Lande, Lynn Malley (LL.M. ’03), Carol Marinho (LL.M. ’03), and John Phillips (JD ’71) starred in a videotape that John Phillips is producing for the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution. The tape includes ten scenes demonstrating how NOT to be a good advocate in mediation. The tape is intended to stimulate discussion at conferences, continuing education programs, and classes. John Phillips will use the tape in a panel at the ABA Meeting in August. This summer blockbuster may be coming soon to a class or conference room near you.

MARY ELLEN REIMUND PUBLISHES ARTICLE
Mary Ellen Reimund (LL.M. ’00) published "Mediation in Criminal Justice: A Restorative Approach," Advocate (Idaho Bar Journal), May 2003. The publication coincided with a two-day training, May 22-23, "Mediating the Criminal Case" sponsored by the Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution, University of Idaho College of Law. Mary Ellen was an instructor at the training, along with Hon. Judge Monte Carlson, District Judge, Idaho’s Fifth Judicial District and Prof. Maureen E. Laflin, Director of Clinical Programs at the University of Idaho College of Law.

PAULA YOUNG ATTENDS SUMMER INSTITUTE
Paula Young (LL.M. ’03) is spending the summer as a faculty scholar at Pepperdine University’s Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution. She is taking three classes: Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy, Social Psychology of Conflict (taught by MU’s Prof. Richard Reuben), and Client Interviewing, Counseling, and Planning. Pepperdine offers these summer courses for free to faculty who teach primarily ADR. Paula is an assistant professor at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, VA. Paula also was appointed a member-at-large for the Virginia chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

PROBLEMS NEEDED FOR REPRESENTATION IN MEDIATION COMPETITION
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is looking for volunteers to draft competition problems for the 2004 Representation in Mediation Competition. This competition encourages law students to use creative and collaborative problem-solving skills as part of their representation of clients in the mediation process. The competition problems are relatively short (4-6 page) role-plays, containing both general information for all participants and confidential information for each side (which consists of a lawyer and their client). Each problem should focus on one of a number of areas of substantive law. Contact Ann Woodley for a copy of the detailed problem drafting guidelines and a sample problem. Deadline for problems: August 29. For more information about the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition, see the Section’s web site.

ADVANCED ALI-ABA COURSE OF STUDY
SEPT. 18-19, WASHINGTON, DC The American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education presents a two-day course, "Mediation and other ADR: Dispute Resolution for the 21st Century," featuring many prominent practitioners and academics on Sept. 18-19 in Washington, DC. For more information see the flier in room 206, visit the web site, or call 800-CLE-NEWS (800-253-6397).

JOB SEEKERS WEB PAGE AVAILABLE ON NAFCM WEB SITE
The Job Seekers web page is now available on the National Association for Community Mediation web site. Prospective volunteers, interns and paid employees can add basic contact information to the page. For more information about NAFCM go to the web site.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2003 NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION CONFERENCE
NOV. 13-14, SHREWSBURY, MA The 2003 New England Association for Conflict Resolution conference program committee invites workshop proposals tied to the theme of the conference, "Beyond the Dispute to the Conflict." More information is available at the web site or by contacting the conference program committee chair, Diane J. Levin. Proposal deadline: August 1.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION CONSENSUS COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
HELENA, MONTANA The Montana Department of Administration Consensus Council, an independent agency of state government, is seeking an executive director. The Montana Consensus Council's mission is to promote fair, effective and efficient processes for building agreement on natural resource and other public policy issues. Application deadline: July 29.

RESOLVE, SENIOR MEDIATOR AND ASSOCIATE POSITIONS
PORTLAND, OR RESOLVE seeks applications for senior mediator and associate positions in its Portland, OR office. Job announcements are in the binder in 206 and are available from the web site. Application deadline: August 15.