CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 6, Issue 11 - January 6, 2006

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

LAW SCHOOL CLASSES RESUME ON THURS., JAN. 12
Welcome back to school.

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF CONFLICT, LAW AND MEDIA FEATURED IN MU PUBLICATIONS
The Missouri Center for the Study of Conflict, Law and Media was recently featured in two publications, the Center’s newsletter, Issues & Interests, and the University’s “@Mizzou” online newsletter. Prof. Richard Reuben and Prof. Michael Grinfeld of the School of Journalism, are co-directors of the Center that is a collaboration between the School of Law and School of Journalism focused on developing new courses for both law and journalism students and studying social conflicts and the media’s influence upon them.

PROF. RODNEY UPHOFF SPOKE AT SYMPOSIUM
Prof. Rodney Uphoff spoke at a wrongful conviction symposium sponsored by the Wisconsin Law Review at the University of Wisconsin, “Preventing Wrongful Convictions: Reexamining Fundamental Principles of Criminal Law to Protect the Innocent.” He also participated on a Roundtable at the symposium. This fall Uphoff also was the featured speaker at the Missouri Public Defender and at the Colorado Public Defender annual conferences.

PROF. RICHARD REUBEN SPEAKS ON ADR, DEMOCRACY AND THE NEW WORKPLACE
Prof. Richard Reuben gave a talk titled, “ADR, Democracy & the New Workplace” at the ADR Lunchtime Series on Jan . 4 at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC.  The talk was presented by the The Inter-Agency ADR Working Group, Workplace Section.

CSDR PART OF GRANT AWARD FROM FORD FOUNDATION
The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is part of an MU coalition that has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Ford Foundation as part of its “Difficult Dialogues: Promoting Pluralism and Academic Freedom on Campus” project. Of 675 initial proposals, Ford invited 135 institutions to submit formal proposals and selected MU as one of only 26 schools to receive a grant. As part of the two-year project intended to address issues identified in the MU Campus Climate Survey, Prof. Sandra Hodge and CSDR Training Director Paul Ladehoff will provide training on conflict resolution and deliberative dialogue to a group of faculty “Ford Fellows” and undergraduate Freshman Interest Group Peer Advisors.

ALYSON CARREL MARRIED AND IS EXPECTING
Alyson Carrel (JD ’04, who took LLM courses) married Michael White last summer. She knew Michael from when they lived in Florida and they re-connected in Chicago, where Alyson is the director of training services for the Center for Conflict Resolution. They are expecting a child this year. Congratulations, Alyson!  If you would like to congratulate her yourself, you can email her at acarrel@ccrchicago.org. She will be at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution conference in April, where she will be one of the national coordinators of the Representation in Mediation Competition (along with Art Hinshaw (’00)), so you can congratulate her in person if you attend.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ABA TELECONFERENCE: HOW LAWYERS AND MEDIATORS CAN HELP EACH OTHER
JAN. 10
The American Bar Association Section of Litigation and the American Bar Association Center for Continuing Legal Education is offering a teleconference and live audio web cast, “How Lawyers and Mediators Can Help Each Other Resolve Cases: A Dialogue,” starting at noon Central Time on Jan. 10. For details see www.abanet.org/cle/programs/l06hlm1.html.

ABA TELECONFERENCE: FEDERAL ADR IN PROCUREMENT DISPUTES WITH STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
JAN. 19
The American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law and the American Bar Association Center for Continuing Legal Education is offering a teleconference and live audio web cast entitled – “Learning from Success? Applying Federal ADR Best Practices to Resolving Procurement Disputes with State and Local Governments” – starting at noon Central Time on Jan. 19. For more information, see www.abanet.org/cle/programs/t06gad1.html.

SUMMER INSTITUTE ON PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
JUNE 10 – JULY 1, SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIA
The Alliance for Conflict Transformation, in partnership with Nur University, announces the Summer Institute on Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (IPCR) in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, June 10 – July 1. IPCR is an intensive three-week residential program intended to build the capacity of current and future professionals in a variety of fields to make a critical difference in furthering peaceful relations in the world. Early bird registration deadline: March 1. For more information, see www.conflicttransformation.org.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

MANAGER OF MEDIATION PROGRAMS, PENINSULA CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTER
SAN MATEO, CA
The Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, a non-profit organization that provides a wide range of conflict resolution, communication, and community building services throughout San Mateo County, seek s a full-time manager of mediation programs. For more information, see www.pcrcweb.org. Application deadline: Jan. 15.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY MEDIATION SERVICES
CLINTON, TN
Community Mediation Services seeks an executive director committed to mediation and restorative justice. This is a full-time position with evening and weekend work. For a job description and more information about the agency see www.cms-tn.org. Application deadline: Feb. 1.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
WASHINGTON, DC
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) seeks graduate-level students for its internship program. ACR is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. The internships are located at ACR’s downtown Washington, DC, office and include modest stipends. For information about ACR and its internship program, contact Jennifer Druliner, ACR program manager at acr@ACRnet.org. To apply for an internship, send a letter of interest and resume by e-mail. For more information on ACR, see www.acrnet.org/.

CONSTRUCTION MEDIATORS AND ARBITRATORS SOUGHT FOR PANEL
Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC, seeks individuals who are experienced construction-related mediators and/or arbitrators located anywhere in the U.S. to join its panel of independent dispute resolution professionals to provide mediation, arbitration and expert witness services to the construction industry. For more information see www.constructiondisputes-cdrs.com or contact Peter G. Merrill, CDRS president and CEO, at 888-930-0011 (toll free) or e-mail to cdrs@cdrsllc.com.