CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 4, Issue 38 - August 17, 2004

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

SYMPOSIUM ISSUE OF JOURNAL ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION ON "DAMAGES" COURSE
MU’s Journal of Dispute Resolution published a symposium on the use of the book "Damages" as a case study in a course to teach law, lawyering, and dispute resolution. MU’s Law School has offered this course for the past few years. Several past and present faculty wrote articles in this symposium including Professors Melody Richardson Daily, Stephen D. Easton, Chris Guthrie, Robert H. Jerry II, Leonard L. Riskin, and Rodney J. Uphoff, and Assistant Dean Donna L. Pavlick (LL.M. ’00). The symposium is published in volume 2004, issue 1.

JAVIER CARAVEDO CREATES CONFLICT RESOLUTION ORGANIZATION IN PERU
Javier Caravedo (LL.M. ’02) recently joined with some of the pioneers in the field of conflict resolution in Peru to create an organization named PRODIALOG which provides conflict resolution counseling, training and mediation services specially related to social, political, organizational and environmental issues. PRODIALOG also advises public institutions on designing and implementing consensus-building mechanisms to improve and strengthen democracy. Starting in November he will teach a course on conflict theory and practice at the postgraduate program on human rights of the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights of the Catholic University of Peru.

PABLO IPINA WORKING AT CENTRE FOR MEDIATION IN BOLIVIA
Pablo Ipina (LL.M. ’03) is running a Centre of Mediation and Arbitration, which is supported by the Interamerican Development Bank in La Paz, Bolivia. The centre administers commercial and civil arbitrations, as well as social and commercial mediations. It conducts mediation trainings coordination with the Secretary of Justice, which is in charge of accreditation of mediators in the country. In Bolivia, mediation is supervised by the State. By contrast, arbitration is freely administered by centres or the parties. To promote ADR in Bolivian society, Pablo’s centre has organized domestic and international lectures. It plans to launch a new publication in January entitled "Bolivian Review of Mediation and Arbitration."

JANE ANN LANDRUM FORMS NEW LAW FIRM IN INDEPENDENCE
Jane Ann Landrum (LL.M. ’02) and Rhonda S. Loeppke formed a new law firm, Loeppke & Landrum, LLC, at 188 E. Short Street in Independence, MO.

LYNN MALLEY AWARDED FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP
Lynn Malley (LL.M. ’03) received a Fulbright Scholar grant for the 2004-2005 academic year to lecture on dispute resolution at the Law Faculty at the University of Belgrade and the Law Faculty at the University of Nis in Serbia and Montenegro. In May 2004 she was a guest at the annual conference of Serbian psychologists at Kopaonik Mountain in Serbia where she gave a presentation about the benefits of mediation for families. Lynn was a visiting faculty fellow with the Civic Education Project at the University of Belgrade at the time.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION SEEKS PROBLEMS FOR MEDIATION COMPETITION
Volunteers are needed to draft competition problems for the 2005 American Bar Association Representation in Mediation Competition. Contact Deborah Laufer for a copy of the detailed problem drafting guidelines and a sample problem, or with any other questions. The completed problems are due by August 29.

AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION PROGRAM
SEPT. 9, ST. LOUIS The American Arbitration Association announces its program, "Best Practices in Complex Construction Arbitration," presented by Dennis Bolanzina, principal, Bolanzina Architects and Consultants, and neutral, American Arbitration Association. The program will be from 9:00 to 10:00 am on Sept. 9 at the Office of the American Arbitration Association, 100 North Broadway, Suite1820, St. Louis. For details on registering, call Jennifer Romano at (314) 621-7175.

PEOPLE TO PEOPLE AMBASSADOR PROGRAMS SEEK DELEGATION OF PROFESSIONALS TO SOUTH AFRICA
People to People Ambassador Programs is coordinating a delegation of professionals specializing in peacemaking and conflict resolution who will travel to South Africa on Oct. 16-27 and Nov. 7-18. Program details and a registration form are available by calling 1-877-787-2000 or e-mailing info@ambassadorprograms.org, or visiting the web site.

RESTORATIVE PRACTICES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
MAR. 3-5, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA The International Institute for Restorative Practices International Conference will be March 3-5, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. The theme is, "Building a Global Alliance for Restorative Practices and Family Empowerment."

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

SENIOR MEDIATORS, RESOLVE
WASHINGTON, DC RESOLVE’s Washington D.C. office seeks senior mediators. RESOLVE’s mission is to mediate controversial environmental and public policy issues and promote the effective use of consensus-building processes in public decision making through research and education. Posting date: June 4; applications accepted until position is filled.

FACULTY POSITION, WILLIAM MITCHELL COLLEGE OF LAW
ST. PAUL, MN William Mitchell College of Law seeks a tenured or tenure-track faculty member from both experienced and entry-level candidates. One half of the teaching load will be to coordinate the first-year required skills course. This course involves research and writing and also interviewing, counseling, negotiating contracts, dispute mediation, and motion practice. The course is coordinated by a pair of tenured or tenure-track faculty members, who develop the curriculum, teach some classes, and hire and supervise the adjunct professors who teach small-group sections. For more information on the position, see the binder in 206 or send an e-mail to Laura Coleman at colemanl@missouri.edu.