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PROF. JOHN LANDE RECEIVES AWARD FROM ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS
Prof. John Lande received a President's Award from the Association of Missouri Mediators at its annual meeting on Oct. 8. The award certificate reads “Dr. John Lande is hereby awarded the President’s Outstanding Educator Award for increasing public awareness and interest levels for Mediation and ADR students as the Director of the LLM Program in Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. This certificate is given in recognition of the honoree’s publications and training of how the work of lawyers and mediators transform each other, designing court-connected mediation programs, and collaborative/cooperative law processes.” At that meeting, he gave a talk entitled, “The Promise and Perils of Collaborative Law.” The Law School was well represented at this meeting as Paul Ladehoff, Prof. James Levin, Sukhsimranjit Singh, Jane Smith (’02), and Stephen Stark (’00) attended.
JIM REEVES IS TEACHING ADR AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
This fall, Jim Reeves (’04) joined the adjunct faculty of the Law School of Washington University in St. Louis co-teaching the course, “Alternative Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice.” The course focuses on negotiation, arbitration, and mediation, and allows students to develop the analytical and interpersonal skills to become effective advocates, negotiators and mediators.
CALL FOR ARTICLES: ACRESOLUTION MAGAZINE
The Association for Conflict Resolution’s Spring 2006 issue of ACResolution magazine seeks proposals from people who would like to write articles on any aspect of this issue’s topic “Marketing Your Practice.” Proposals can be sent to Alison Durland at publications@ACRnet.org as soon as possible, but will not be accepted after December 10. For more information about ACR publications and guidelines, see http://www.ACRnet.org/publications/acresolution.htm.
CENTER FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION OFFERS CYBERWEEK
The Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution will host the eigh th annual Cyberweek Oct. 23-28. Cyberweek is all online and free. For a preliminary view of events and activities, visit Cyberweek Program. This site is a work in progress. Also, see the Registration web page to sign up. Registration is needed for sending out specific information and instructions for the conference.
PROF. RICHARD REUBEN TO SPEAK AT KANSAS LAW REVIEW’S 2005 SYMPOSIUM
NOV. 3, LAWRENCE, KS
The University of Kansas is hosting the Kansas Law Review’s 2005 Symposium. This year’s topic is “Secrecy and Transparency in Dispute Resolution,” and will feature leading experts on dispute resolution. Prof. Richard Reuben will be speaking on “Confidentiality in Arbitration.” For details, see http://www.ku.edu/~kulaw/lawrev/symposium.htm.
ADR PROGRAMS AT ADMINISTRATIVE LAW CONFERENCE
NOV. 17, WASHINGTON, DC
The American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice will present three programs of interest to the dispute resolution community during the 2005 Administrative Law Conference. The programs will be on Nov. 17 in Washington, DC. The first program is, “Ensuring Confidentiality in Government ADR,” Prof. Philip Harter will be the moderator. The second program is, “The Evolving Professionalism of Federal ADR Programs,” and the final program is “Enforcement, Ethics, and Ombuds: A Practical Approach to a Theoretical Dilemma,” Prof. Philip Harter will be the moderator for this program as well. For details, see http://www.abanet.org/adminlaw/conference/2005/home.html.
SIXTH INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SYMPOSIUM
JAN. 8-13, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
The 6th International Student Symposium will be Jan. 8-13 in Prague. This is an opportunity for students to build negotiation and communication skills, learn more about cross-cultural communication, broaden their understanding of the world through visits to European embassies, and more. This symposium is open to only 40 students selected from across the United States and more than 24 other countries. For details, see http://www.student-symposium.com.
CPR SOLICITS NOMINATIONS FOR AWARDS
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) solicits nominations for its annual awards in the following categories: (1) outstanding practical achievement, (2) original article published by academics and other professionals, (3) original student article or paper, (4) outstanding book, and (5) problem solving in the law school. Nominations are due by Nov. 1. Judges include MU Law professors Richard Reuben and Leonard Riskin and CSDR Senior Fellow, Vanderbilt Law School Prof. Chris Guthrie. Several members of the MU faculty have won CPR awards in the past. For more information, see http://www.cpradr.org/CMS_disp.asp?page=awards-guidelines2005&M=1.8.