CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 6, Issue 19 - April 21, 2006

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. JOHN LANDE PUBLISHES ARTICLE ABOUT CONSIDERING TRIALS IN CONTEXT OF ECOLOGY OF CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Prof. John Lande published “Shifting the Focus From the Myth of ‘The Vanishing Trial’ to Complex Conflict Management Systems, or I Learned Almost Everything I Need to Know About Conflict Resolution From Marc Galanter,” 6 Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution 191 (2005). The article describes the mythical character of “The Phenomenon Known as the Vanishing Trial” and why it is a misleading portrayal of empirical reality and suggests use instead of Galanter’s concept of the “ecology” of conflict resolution to understand litigation and other dispute resolution phenomena. He advocates use of myths to celebrate people who manage their ecology of conflict rather than to celebrate or demonize particular disputing procedures such as trial or mediation.

PROF. LEE PUBLISH ES ARTICLE ABOUT APOLOGY IN KOREAN DISPUTE SYSTEM
Prof. Ilhyung Lee published “The Law and Culture of the Apology in Korean Dispute Settlement (With Japan and the United States in Mind),” 27 Michigan Journal of International Law 1 (2005). This article provides an introduction to the Korean perception of the apology, its role in the resolution of civil disputes, and the legal system’s use of it in the settlement of claims.  In this article, he argues that although the societal and legal setting in Korea appears to be similar to that in Japan, the Korean approach is leaning to its U.S. counterpart in some ways. 

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

MISSOURI CHAPTER OF AFCC SPONSORS PROGRAM ON PRO SE AND UNBUNDLED LEGAL SERVICES
MAY 10 , ST. LOUIS AREA
On May 10, the Missouri Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is sponsoring a lunch and learn program, “Pro Se and Unbundled Legal Services: The Current State of These Services in Missouri,” featuring Judge Dennis Smith, associate judge in the 21st Circuit Court in St. Louis County, Kathleen Bird, director of the Office of Dispute Resolution, Clay County, and Tom Weber , who will provide information on the role of the St. Louis County Domestic Relations Service Office in the Pro Se initiative. This will be from 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. at 121 S. Meramec, Rm. 1012, Clayton, MO. For more information, e-mail Andrea Clark, aclark@stlouisco.com, or Ellen Cowell, ecowell@stlouisco.com, or call (314) 615-8094 or (314) 615-8752.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION, WORLD LEARNING
VERMONT
The World Learning School for International Training seeks to fill a full-time faculty position with responsibilities for teaching and advising students in its M.A. in Conflict Transformation degree and for contributing to the further development of the program. For details, see http://www.worldlearning.org//hr/postings/ct_aprof_dslm.html. Screening starts April 14 and will continue until the position is filled.

MANAGER OF MEDIATION SERVICES, CENTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION
CHICAGO, IL
The Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) seeks a Manager of Mediation Services. CCR provides mediation services to Chicago area residents, businesses, social service agencies, legal advocacy groups, and Cook County courts. For more information about CCR, see http://www.ccrchicago.org. Application deadline: May 12. For more information about this position, see http://www.ccrchicago.org/pdf/CaseManagerPosting.pdf.

INTERNSHIPS, MARYLAND MEDIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION OFFICE (MACRO)
ANNAPOLIS, MD
The MACRO Internship Program, initiated last year, seeks interns for June-August.  MACRO will pair interns with some of its grant-funded projects. Working closely with the grantees, the interns will go to the sites, interview participants, and focus on “lessons learned.” MACRO’s grant projects include mediation programs in courts, public policy facilitation cases, restorative justice projects, and many others. For details, contact Ramona Buck at (410) 841-2260 or ramona.buck@courts.state.md.us.

ASSOCIATE DEAN, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks an associate dean in the Office of Student Mediation & Community Standards.  This is a position is for a hands-on leader who is highly skilled in judicial affairs. For details, see http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=631&ji=1751107&sn=I .