CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 7, Issue 1 - August 25, 2006

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

LL.M. PROGRAM WELCOMES NEW CLASS OF STUDENTS
This year the LL.M. Program will have 21 students, including 15 new students and 6 continuing students. This is another very experienced, talented, exciting, and diverse group of people. Again we have students from around the world including new students from Bulgaria, China, India, the Philippines, Russia, Sierra Leone, and South Africa. Biographies of this year’s class are at http://www.law.missouri.edu/llm/current-students.html. Welcome all!

PROF. RODNEY UPHOFF INSTRUMENTAL IN MU-SOUTH AFRICA EXCHANGE
Prof. Rodney Uphoff, a professor at the Law School and director of the University of Missouri’s South Africa Education Program, has been instrumental in advancing the exchange between UM and the University of the Western Cape. This exchange is highlighted by a trip to UWC by a dozen UM officials to South Africa to participate in next week’s 20th anniversary celebration of this partnership. UM President Elson Floyd and Board of Curators President Angela Bennett will lead the UM delegation and meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. For news accounts, see http://www.showmenews.com/2006/Aug/20060824News001.asp or http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/education/story/
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PAULA YOUNG PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Paula Young (’03) has been promoted to Associate Professor of Law at the Appalachian School of Law. She teaches a dispute resolution survey class, a certified civil mediation practicum, and an arbitration and dispute resolution system design seminar and has published widely (see http://www.asl.edu/general/scholarship/pyoung.php). One of her students at Appalachian is new LL.M. student LoValerie Mullins. Congratulations, Paula!

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ARBITRATION SYMPOSIUM
JAN. 26, LAS VEGAS
Eighteen arbitration scholars will be taking positions on the questions: “Should the Federal Arbitration Ace Be Revised, and If So, How?” The symposium will be Jan. 26 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is sponsored by the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law. MU Law Prof. Richard Reuben and CSDR Senior Fellow Prof. Jean Sternlight are among the panelists. For details see http://www.law.unlv.edu/saltman_Events.html.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONFLICT RESOLUTION SPECIALIST, CITY OF VANCOUVER, WA
The City of Vancouver, Washington, is hiring a conflict resolution specialist for its Community Mediation Services. For details, see http://www.cityofvancouver.us/jobs.asp. Initial screening of applications begins Aug. 25.

HUMAN RELATIONS SPECIALIST, DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM
SANTA ANA, CA
The Dispute Resolution Program of Santa Ana seeks a human relations specialist. The program provides community and court-based conflict resolution services and education workshops in a variety of locations throughout the county. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline: Aug. 31.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MEDIATION CENTER
LINCOLN, NE
The Mediation Center, a regional nonprofit mediation organization, seeks an executive director. The center primarily serves Lancaster County, Nebraska. For more details, e-mail info@TheMediationCenter.org. Application deadline: Sept. 1.

DIRECTOR, FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION, OFFICE OF ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
WASHINGTON, DC
The Federal Election Commission seeks a director for its Office of Dispute Resolution. For details, see http://www.fec.gov/pages/jobs/jobs.shtml. Application deadline: Sept. 6.

FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO COLLEGE OF LAW
MOSCOW, ID
The University Of Idaho College Of Law seeks to fill an entry-level, tenure-track faculty position beginning in Fall 2007. Anticipated curricular needs include civil procedure, lawyering process (a pretrial practice course), local government, real estate transactions and finance, and intellectual property. For more information, see http://law.academickeys.com/seeker_job_display.php?dothis=display&job[IDX]=7082-LW99060807. Application deadline: Sept. 15.

MEDIATION SERVICES DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
DAVIS, CA
The University of California, Davis seeks a mediation services director. For details, see http://jobs.hr.ucdavis.edu/jm/ViewVacancy?id=6181This position remains open until filled but initial screening will begin on Sept. 18.

PROFESSOR, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON, DC
The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University seeks to fill a faculty position at the level of associate or full professor in international relations. It is looking for scholars with a focus in the area of conflict management, including negotiation, international organization, conflict resolution, or peace studies, but are receptive to applications in all areas of international relations. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline: Sept. 30. 

DIRECTOR, SAFE HORIZON MEDIATION PROGRAM
BROOKLYN, NY
The Safe Horizon Mediation Program seeks a director of the Brooklyn Mediation Center. The Safe Horizon Mediation Program provides mediation, training, facilitation, and other conflict management services throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. For details on this position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.

ADR SPECIALIST, AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
ABA JORDAN OFFICE
The American Bar Association Middle East Programs seeks an ADR specialist for a 6-12 month term in the ABA Jordan office. For more information, contact Seth Mondschein, Program Officer, Middle East Programs, Tel: +202-662-1599, Fax: +202-662-1597, e-mail: smondschein@abaceeli.org.