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CSDR SYMPOSIUM HONORING PROFESSOR LEONARD RISKIN
OCT. 20, 1:30-4:30 PM, LAW SCHOOL COURTROOM (ROOM 112)
The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is sponsoring a symposium honoring the work of Prof. Leonard Riskin. The symposium is entitled, “Dispute Resolution, Law and Legal Education: Philosophical Maps, Perspectives and Emotions” and will feature prominent leaders in the dispute resolution field including Robert A. Baruch Bush, Clark Freshman, Chris Guthrie, John Lande, Margaret Shaw, Nancy Welsh, James Westbrook, and Charles Wiggins. For more information, see http://www.law.missouri.edu/cle/program-descrip/Riskin%20symposium.htm.
PROF. JOHN LANDE PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON POLICYMAKING IN COURTS IN THE ERA OF THE “VANISHING TRIAL”
Prof. John Lande published “How Much Justice Can We Afford?: Defining the Courts. Roles and Deciding the Appropriate Number of Trials, Settlement Signals, and Other Elements Needed to Administer Justice, 2006 Journal of Dispute Resolution 213. This article analyzes possible strategies for dealing with problems caused by declining trial rates and limited resources available to courts. It is part of a “Vanishing Trial” Symposium issue, featuring the lead article by Prof. Marc Galanter, “A World Without Trials?” Galanter presented his article as the Annual Distinguished Alternative Dispute Resolution Lecture at MU in September 2005. Lande organized this symposium issue. His article is available at http://www.law.missouri.edu/lande/publications.htm.
SYMPOSIUM ON ADR & SOCIAL JUSTICE
OCT. 13, NEW YORK, NY
The Fordham Dispute Resolution Society and the Feerick Center for Social Justice and Dispute Resolution will sponsor a symposium – “ADR as a Tool for Achieving Social Justice: Can the Promise of ADR Deliver Justice to Those in Need?” on Oct. 13 at Fordham Law School. For more details see http://law.fordham.edu/cle.htm.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CPR AWARDS PROGRAM
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution solicits submissions to its annual awards program for articles and books published in 2006. Awards will be given for original articles by academics or other professionals, original student articles or papers, and outstanding books in the dispute resolution field. Submission deadline: Nov. 1.