The MU School of Law offers a collegial environment, reinforced by a small student body and a low faculty-student ratio. The intimacy of this setting, coupled with reasonable cost, consistently high bar passage rates, a network of alumni around the globe and access to top scholars in the legal world, make MU Law one of the best values in the nation.
LL.M. PROGRAM WELCOMES NEW CLASS OF STUDENTS
This year the LL.M. Program will have 18 students including 8 full-time students, 4 new part-time students, and 6 continuing part-time students. This is another very experienced, talented, exciting, and diverse group of people. We have students from around the world including new students from the Bahamas, India, Kenya, and the Philippines. We will post the student biographies on the newly redesigned web site when possible. Welcome all!
PROF. PHILIP HARTER APPOINTED ABA COMMITTEE CHAIR AND RECEIVES HONOR FOR LECTURE
Prof. Philip Harter has been appointed as the chair of the Environment, Natural Resources, and Public Policy Committee of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. His lecture on negotiated rulemaking delivered in November 2004 at the University of Paris was named one of "the most important lectures given in Paris this year" and will be published in a collection of the best lectures in Paris in 2005 under the title "Economic Regulation and Democracy."
CENTER OFFERS MANY TRAINING PROGRAMS THIS YEAR
The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is offering many continuing legal education programs this academic year, including:
For more information on these programs, see http://law.missouri.edu/cle/programs.html .
LARRY MCLELLAN ACCEPTED INTO FORUM OF ARBITRATORS
LL.M. student Larry McLellan was recently accepted for the National Arbitration Forum Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators. The NAF administers arbitration and mediations in a variety of commercial disputes including business, health, employment, real estate, I/P property, and consumer transactions. Congratulations Larry!
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE CONFERENCE
SEPT. 11-14, ESTES PARK , CO
The 2005 Restorative Justice Conference “Weaving the Values of Restorative Justice , ” is Sept. 11-14 in Estes Park , C O . See http://www.coloradorestorativejustice.org/conferences/2005conference.asp for more information.
ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OCT. 8, COLUMBIA , MO
The Association of Missouri Mediators annual conference, “Issues for Mediation in 21st Century,” will be Oct. 8 in Columbia , MO. The program will include Prof. John Lande , who will speak on “The Promise and Perils of Collaborative Law.” The program also features a panel of judges speaking on “The Place of Mediation in the Court System,” including Missouri Supreme Court Judge Mary Rhodes Russell (JD '83), and judges David Dolan and David Russell. Early registration deadline: Sept. 18 . MU Students can attend for $25 or, after Sept. 18, $35. For more information on AMM see http://www.mediate.com/amm . For registration information, e-mail email@example.com .
COLLABORATIVE PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING FORUM
OCT. 28-30, ATLANTA , GA
The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals is holding its 6th Annual Networking & Educational Forum, "The Coming of Age of Collaborative Practice," Oct. 28-30 in Atlanta , GA. For more information see http://collaborativepractice.com/ .
VICTIM OFFENDER MEDIATION ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
OCT. 24-28, PHILADELPHIA , PA
The 21st annual Victim Offender Mediation Association conference is Oct. 24-28 in Philadelphia , PA. The conference brochure and registration forms are available at http://voma.org/conf05.shtml . Early registration deadline: August 31.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOC. OF HOLISTIC LAWYERS CONFERENCE
APR. 6-9, 2006, ASILOMAR ON MONTERREY PENINSULA , CA
The International Association of Holistic Lawyers conference will be on April 6-9, 2006, at Asilomar on the Monterrey Peninsula, CA. The topic is relationships. A request for proposals will be posted soon at the IAHL web site: www.iahl.org .
CALL FOR PAPERS: THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THERAPEUTIC JURISPRUDENCE
JUNE 7-9, 2006, PERTH , AUSTRALIA
The Australian Institute of Judicial Administration will be presenting the Third International Conference on Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Perth , Western Australia June 7-9, 2006. Conference organizers welcome the submission of abstracts of papers for consideration for presentation at the conference. Abstracts due: Nov. 30. For more information see www.aija.org.au/TJ/call.htm and www.therapeuticjurisprudence.org .
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LEGAL STUDIES AND PUBLIC POLICY
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST
The Department of Legal Studies and the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst seek candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position as an assistant professor of legal studies and public policy. For more information, see http://www.umass.edu/legal/job05.htm . Application deadline: Oct. 15.