CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 5, Issue 4 - September 24, 2004

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

LOWELL PEARSON PUBLISHES ARTICLE IN AAA DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL
LL.M. student Lowell Pearson recently published an article, "The Case for Non-Party Discovery Under the Federal Arbitration Act," in the August-October 2004 issue of the American Arbitration Association’s Dispute Resolution Journal. This article is adapted from a paper he wrote in the Arbitration course at MU.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ABA SPONSORS TELECONFERENCE ON MEDIATION STYLES
OCT. 5, WASHINGTON, DC The American Bar Association (ABA) Public Contracts Section Special Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), the ABA Dispute Resolution Section Public Contracts Committee, the ABA Committee on Continuing Education of the Bar, and the Federal Interagency ADR Working Group Contracts and Procurement Section are sponsoring a series of free ADR Programs for this coming season. The first program will be Oct. 5, from 1:30-3:30 pm (Eastern Daylight Time). Entitled "Mediation Styles and Techniques," the program will be chaired and moderated by Linda Lazarus, Esq., formerly lead mediator for the U.S. Department of Energy Mediation Service and currently a private attorney and mediator. Teleconferencing is available to participants outside the Washington, DC area. For the teleconference participants, an instructional packet for the hypothetical case study will be put together so that groups situated in various offices and facilities across the country can follow along during the demonstration. For more information, contact Rich Walters by e-mail or by calling (202) 267-3433.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION STUDY TOUR
JAN. 28- FEB. 11, THAILAND The Global Leadership Education Program at the University of Missouri is offering a two week study tour in Thailand with a focus on conflict resolution and the role of religion in society. The tour is from Jan. 28 to Feb. 11, 2005. Application deadline: Oct. 8. For more information see the web site or contact Sandra Hodge by e-mail or by calling (573) 882-4435.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FACILITATORS CONFERENCE 2005
JUNE 9-12, TAMPA, FL The International Association of Facilitators announces that its eleventh annual conference, "The Art and Mastery of Facilitation - Pathways to Professional Growth," will be in Tampa, FL on June 9-12, 2005.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW, FACULTY POSITIONS
KNOXVILLE, TN The University of Tennessee College of Law invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track, faculty positions. Although the teaching focus of the positions is flexible, areas of particular need include: lawyering skills, clinical teaching, alternative dispute resolution, and trial practice. For more information, see the web site or contact Prof. Douglas A. Blaze, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee.

ACADEMY FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, CONFLICT RESOLUTION SPECIALISTS
SENEGAL, AFRICA The Academy for Educational Development is looking for conflict resolution specialists to be part of a proposal to improve conditions for peace in Senegal. The purpose is to build the capacity of key stakeholders to engage in a peace process that could lead to a definitive and sustainable peace treaty. In the event that there is an agreement, the person(s) will facilitate its multilevel implementation, from the village level to the non-governmental organizations to the level of political leadership. Fluency in French is required. For more information, contact Lorena Rossel, Center for Civil Society and Governance, (202) 884-8159.