CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 4, Issue 28 - April 16, 2004

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

MU LAW SCHOOL AGAIN RANKED FIRST IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION
In U.S. News & World Report’s annual law school rankings for 2004, MU ranked as the top law school in dispute resolution.

PAULA YOUNG PUBLISHES ARTICLE
Paula Young (’02) published an article for mediate.com in March -- "Emotions in Mediation – Yours and Theirs: The Good News is they Matter". Paula is an assistant professor at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, VA, where she teaches ADR and legal writing.

2004 MONROE-PAINE LECTURE ON INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION
The MU Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs and the European Union Center will host the 2004 Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs -- "Prospects and Problems in International Conflict Resolution" -- presented by Ted D. Morse, retired foreign service professional. The lecture will be from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm on Mon., April 26 in Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION PROGRAM
MAY 4, ST. LOUIS, MO The American Arbitration Association announces its upcoming program, "Breaking the Impasse: Moving from Stalemate to Settlement in Mediation", presented by Joseph Colagiovanni, partner, Bryan Cave LLP, and neutral, American Arbitration Association. The program will be from 8:30 to 10:00 am on May 4 at the American Arbitration Association office, 100 North Broadway, Suite 1820, St. Louis, MO 63102. For details on registering, call Jennifer Romano at (314) 621-7175.

12TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION
MAY 9-19, ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA Held each spring in St. Petersburg, Russia, the International Conference on Conflict Resolution represents a collaboration between two institutes -- one American, one Russian. This year’s program – "Sharing Tools for Personal/Global Harmony" to be held May 9-19 -- includes an added focus on the dynamics of terrorism and the "Other" throughout the world, and on issues in the Middle East and South Asia.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ARBITRATORS SPRING CONFERENCE
MAY 25-27, LAS VEGAS, NV The Labor Arbitration and Mediation Committee of the ACR Workplace Section has entered into collaboration with the National Academy of Arbitrators for its Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION
JUNE 5-6, HELSINKI, FINLAND The International Conference on Nonviolent Communication as a Process in Victim-Offender Mediation and Other Conflict Situations will offer lessons on nonviolent communication (NVC) as well as discuss how NVC-based mediation can be used in victim-offender mediation, prisons, police work and other situations where people are experiencing conflict.

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONFERENCING, CIRCLES AND OTHER RESTORATIVE PRACTICES
AUG. 5-7, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) will hold the second in a series of three conferences dedicated to the theme of "Building a Global Alliance for Restorative Practices and Family Empowerment," Aug. 5-7 in Vancouver, British Columbia. This is the IIRP’s Fifth International Conference on Conferencing, Circles and other Restorative Practices uniting people from a broad range of disciplines and vocations to strengthen the potential for meaningful change in modern society.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSFORMATIVE MEDIATION
NOV. 7-8, PHILADELPHIA The First National Conference on Transformative Mediation, "Looking Back, Looking Forward" will be Nov. 7-8 in Philadelphia, PA. For more information see the web site or contact Jennifer Jorgenson at (845) 452-7843.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR IN CHARGE OF TRAINING
CHICAGO, IL The Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) seeks an associate director in charge of training. CCR is an independent not-for-profit organization, with a mission to work with individuals, communities, courts and other institutions to manage and resolve conflict.

PROGRAM OFFICER, IRAQ, U.S. INSTITUTE OF PEACE
The U.S. Institute of Peace seeks a program officer for the Institute’s Professional Training Program. The primary responsibilities will be planning, organizing, coordinating, and presenting training seminars, workshops, and facilitated dialogues on international conflict management to audiences primarily made up of Iraqi nationals. Application review begins April 30.

ATTORNEY, RULE OF LAW PROGRAM OFFICER, U.S. INSTITUTE OF PEACE
The U.S. Institute of Peace seeks a program officer in the Institute’s Rule of Law Program. Project topics include: international standards on the rule of law; transitional justice in the aftermath of mass abuses; post-conflict reconstruction of legal systems, peacekeeping and the administration of justice; law in relation to ethnic and religious conflict; international humanitarian law; customary systems of justice; and legal approaches to terrorism. Applications will be accepted until filled.

U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS, NATIONAL CENTER FOR STATE COURTS
The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is a nonprofit court improvement organization headquartered in Williamsburg, VA. In 1992 the NCSC established its International Programs Division to assist courts, legislatures, and other justice system organizations outside the U.S. The NCSC seeks to fill the following positions: court research associate, Williamsburg, VA; chief of party for Serbia rule of law project; chief of party, Bolivia; deputy chief of party, Bolivia; commercial and administrative law specialists, Bolivia; court administration specialist, Afghanistan; judicial education specialist, Afghanistan; judicial specialist, Egypt; information management specialist, Egypt. All position details, including application deadlines (if applicable), are available at the web site.