CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 3, Issue 4 - September 13, 2002

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

BRUCE PATTON TO SPEAK AT LAW SCHOOL
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 On September 20, the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs are presenting two talks by Bruce Patton, longtime teacher and scholar of negotiation and conflict resolution at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. From 10 a.m. to noon, he will give a talk on "Mediation, Organizational Consulting and the Management of Change." From 1:30-3:30 p.m., he will talk on "Teaching with Difficult Conversations." Both sessions will take place in the Courtroom (Room 112) and are free to the public. Mr. Patton is the co-author of the influential negotiation classic "Getting to Yes" and the recent best seller "Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most." For a pdf document with detailed information, click here.

PROF. LAZOS WILL SPEAK AT HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
TUESDAY, OCT. 15 Hispanic Heritage Month is being celebrated from September 15 to October 15 with many different activities. Prof. Sylvia Lazos will present the Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Towards Cambio de Colores (Changing Colors) 2003: Legal and Policy Challenges as Latinos Make their Homes in Missouri, at the University of Missouri Memorial Union, October 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. For a complete listing of activities see the MU Latin American Calendar.

CYNTHIA ALKON ACCEPTS POSITION WITH THE ORGANIZATION AND SECURITY AND CO-OPERATION IN EUROPE
Cynthia Alkon (’02) has accepted the position of rule of law advisor for the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization and Security and Cooperation in Europe. She will be based in Warsaw, Poland, but most of the projects are in Central Asia as well as the Caucases. Cynthia plans to incorporate ADR into the programs as appropriate. Congratulations, Cynthia!

DONNA PAVLICK AND ROGER CARTER TO PUBLISH ARTICLES FROM LL.M. PAPERS
Assistant Dean Donna Pavlick (’00) will publish her article, "Apology and Mediation: The Horse and Carriage of the Twenty-First Century," in the April 2003 issue of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. This article is based on the paper that Donna wrote for her seminar paper (now called "Major Research Project"). Roger Carter (’02) will publish his Major Research Project paper in the December 2002 issue of the Law School’s Journal of Dispute Resolution. The title is "Oh Ye of Little [Good] Faith: Questions, Concerns and Commentary on Efforts to Regulate Participant Conduct in Mediations."

RUTH CARTER CREATES AN IMPORTANT PRECEDENT IN THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT
This week Ruth Carter (’03) won the case of Hidebrandt v. Barnhart in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. This is an important case for Social Security lawyers because it overturns a lower court decision denying benefits to a claimant because she had allegedly abused drugs during her period of disability.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION
NEW YORK, NY, SEPT. 19-20 The Institute of Judicial Administration at New York University School of Law is hosting the Research Conference on Domestic and International Arbitration on September 19-20. For more information, see the web site or e-mail or call Alison Kinney at (212) 998-6149.

ANNUAL VICTIM OFFENDER MEDIATION ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, SEPT. 23-27 The 19th Annual Victim Offender Mediation Association Conference will be held at the Bahia Mar Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on September 23-27. The early registration deadlines for both conference registration and hotel reservations have been extended to Sept. 20. The conference brochure and registration information is available on the VOMA web site.

NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PARTNERING , COLLABORATION AND COOPERATION
WINCHESTER, VA, OCT. 24-25 Shenandoah University is hosting the 7th Annual International Symposium on Partnering, Collaboration and Cooperation on October 24-25. This symposium will bring together owners, managers, facilitators, academics, attorneys and others from the private and public sectors to discuss the latest news, processes and tools in partnering facilitation. For details, see the web site or call 1-800-967-4555.

ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONCILIATION COURTS CONFERENCES
TUCSON, AZ, NOV. 7-12 The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is holding the Fifth International Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations on November 7-9, and the Fifth International Congress on Parent Education and Access Programs on November 10-12. For details, see the association web site.

ANNUAL EMERGING ISSUES IN MEDIATION CONFERENCE
MADISON, WI, NOV. 13-15 The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Professional Development and Applied Studies and the Wisconsin Association of Mediators are sponsoring the 11th Annual Emerging Issues in Mediation Conference, November 13-15. Professors Jim Levin and John Lande will be giving presentations as well as past Center guests Rebecca Magruder and Forrest "Woody" Mosten. A discount registration fee of $135 is available for students as well as a special faculty-student symposium. For more details see the conference web site.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The International Competition for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR2) is the second international competition for online dispute resolution sponsored by the Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, and Hamline University School of Law. ICODR2 will feature online arbitration, mediation, and negotiation competitions culminating in Cyberweek 2003, February 24 - 28, 2003. For details see the web site.

RESTORATIVE PRACTICES eFORUM
The Restorative Practices eForum is a free electronic information service from the International Institute for Restorative practices. The eForum consists of periodic brief emails that contain a short description of an article that can be viewed in full on the internet. The Restorative Practices eForum Sept. 10 issue features "Long Term and Immediate Outcomes of Family Group Conferencing in Washington State," discussing the outcomes of 70 family groups conferences. View the report and sign up for the eForum from the web site.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACULTY POSITION, UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS SCHOOL OF LAW
MINNEAPOLIS, MN The University of St. Thomas School of Law seeks new faculty who can fill curricular needs in clinical education, lawyering skills, trial advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, labor and employment law, intellectual property, family law, and advanced business courses. For more information, see the binder in Room 206.

DAVID L. BOREN GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
The National Security Education Program David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships offer a unique opportunity to expand understanding of countries and languages critical to U.S. national security. Each year, 85-90 graduate students pursue the study of languages and cultures under this Program. Awards are made for one to six academic semesters. The application deadline is January 31. For requirements and details, see the binder in 206 Hulston or the web site.