CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 4, Issue 29 - April 23, 2004

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

MU LAW SCHOOL WAS WELL-REPRESENTED AT ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE
The Annual Conference of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution was held in New York, NY on April 15-18. Prof. John Lande was a program committee co-chair, served on the legal educators’ colloquium planning committee, and participated in panel discussion entitled "Caught in a Round-About: What Direction Should We Go From Here to Foster Good Faith Participation in Mediation by Mediators and Mediation Advocates." Prof. Len Riskin conducted a workshop entitled, "Making Decisions in Mediation: The New New Grid System," based on his Notre Dame Law Review article, "The New New Grid System." Prof. Philip Harter moderated a panel discussion entitled "A National Consensus Council: Boon to Policy Development or Too Good to be True?." Prof. Richard Reuben participated in a panel discussion entitled "Accountability in Governmental Dispute Resolution." Paula Young (’03), Javier Caravedo (’02), and Donna Pavlick (’00) were panelists in a session entitled "After Deadly Conflict: The Role of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in South Africa and Peru."

A simulation written by LL.M. student Jeff Goldfien (’04) was featured in the Legal Educator’s Colloquium session. The simulation entitled, "Metropolitan Water District v. City of Riverport," examines the context of a dispute between two public agencies, the challenges and opportunities presented to a mediator in moving parties away from positional bargaining towards cooperative interest-based bargaining. Jeff wrote this simulation for his paper in the Non-Binding Methods of Dispute Resolution course. Jeff’s simulation will be posted on the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution web site http://www.abanet.org/dispute/laps/home.html.

Current LL.M. students Kate Murphy, Jim Reeves, Dwight Hardin, Michelle Coleman, Marilyn Pesto, Yeon Soon Chung and Maria Elena Jara, as well as LL.M. alumni Pamela Mafabi (’03), Jane Smith (‘02), and Gerardo Pico (’00) also attended the conference.

KAREN NEYLON RECEIVES SUPPORT STAFF AWARD
Karen Neylon, LL.M. program coordinator, was one of three recipients of this year’s Graduate Student Support Staff Appreciation Award, presented by MU’s Graduate Student Association, Association of Black Graduate and Professional Students, and Graduate Professional Council. Award selections are based upon nomination letters submitted by graduate students. Way to go Karen!!

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION OFFERS CLE PROGRAM
MAY 26, ST. LOUIS, MO The American Arbitration Association announces its upcoming program, "Arbitration Advocacy for Attorneys: A Guide to Case Preparation and Presentation in Arbitration". The program will be from 8:30 am to 5 pm on Wed., May 26 at the American Arbitration Association office, 100 North Broadway, Suite 1820, St. Louis, MO 63102. For details, call Jennifer Romano, Regional Liaison (314) 621-7175.

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION CONFERENCE
JUNE 10-12, OTTAWA, CANADA The Canadian Bar Association (International and ADR Sections) presents the Fourth Annual International Commercial Arbitration Conference in Canada, in collaboration with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).