CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 5, Issue 30 - August 5, 2005

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. RICHARD REUBEN PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON SYSTEMS DESIGN IN THE WORKPLACE
Prof. Richard Reuben recently published Democracy and Dispute Resolution: Systems Design and the New Workplace, 10 Harvard Negotiation Law Review 11 (2005).  In this article, he argues that workplaces that develop dispute resolution mechanisms fostering the fundamental values of democratic governance will be successful in today's corporate environment.  He cautions that some forms of dispute resolution, such as mandatory binding arbitration, however, can erode the very human, social and institutional capital that lies at the heart of the new workplace and can have a negative impact on traditional measures of workplace success, such as performance, retention, and compliance with corporate decisions, rules and policies.

PROF. RICHARD REUBEN QUOTED IN ADR.COM
Prof. Richard Reuben, a reporter for the Uniform Mediation Act, was quoted in ADRWorld.Com's coverage of an important mediation confidentiality decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court with national implications (State of New Jersey v. Carl Williams, No. A-61-04).  In this case, the Court ruled that a criminal defendant's right to testimony does not automatically outweigh the need to maintain mediation confidentiality.   Reuben stated that this decision sends a "very strong signal that [the court] will support a legislative determination on the importance of mediation confidentiality."

MARY ELLEN REIMUND RECEIVES TENURE, IS PROMOTED, AND PUBLISHES ARTICLE
Mary Ellen Reimund ('00) recently received tenure and was promoted to a ssociate p rofessor at Central Washington University , where she is the director of the Law and Justice Program . She recently published an article, The Law and Restorative Justice: Friend or Foe? A Systemic Look at the Legal Issues in Restorative Justice , 53 Drake Law Review 667 (2005) .  This article examines the legal issues and role of lawyers as they relate to restorative justice in the adult criminal justice system. Congratulations, Mary Ellen! 

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

PENN STATE SYMPOSIUM ON NEUTRALITY AND IMPARTIALITY IN ALTERNATIVE JUSTICE
SEPT. 9-10, CARLISLE , PA
The Penn State Dickinson School of Law will be presenting a symposium entitled, “Neutrality and Impartiality in Alternative Justice”, on September 9-10, 2005 at the school's Carlisle , Pennsylvania campus.  The symposium is featuring some of the leading legal scholars and practitioners in the United States and Canada in clud ing MU Prof. Richard Reuben .  His presentation is entitled: “Rethinking Impartiality in ADR: The Problem of Neutral Self-Interest." For more information , contact Sandra K. Partridge at skp121@psu.edu  or Gregory M. Alvarez at gma136@psu.edu .

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACULTY POSITION, UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA , CANADA
The Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa invites applications for a position in ADR . For details on this position, contact Laura Coleman at colemanl@missouri.edu or see http://www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca/eng/news/facnews/jun1605.htmApplications will be accepted immediately and continually until the position is filled or the advertisement is withdrawn.