CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 8, Issue 12 - February 22, 2008

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. LANDE TO GIVE TALKS AT HARVARD
On March 19, Prof. John Lande will give a presentation to the Harvard Program on Negotiation's Dispute Resolution Forum.  The talk is entitled “ Empirical Research Findings on How to Improve Mediation Quality and Increase Lawyers' Use of Interest-Based Negotiation” and is based on his research on Cooperative Legal Practice in Wisconsin as well as the research conducted by the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Task Force on Improving Mediation Quality.  Prof. Lande took the lead in designing and analyz ing the Task Force research, which was recently published and is available at http://www.abanet.org/dch/committee.cfm?com=DR020600. While he is at Harvard, he will be a guest speaker in separate mediation and ADR classes.

PROFS. REUBEN AND STERNLIGHT WRITE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT
Prof. Richard C. Reuben published “Process Purity And Innovation: A Response To Professors Stempel, Cole, And Drahozal,” 8 Nevada Law Journal 271 (2008) as part of a symposium on “Rethinking the Federal Arbitration Act.” Prof. Reuben challenges arguments that the Federal Arbitration Act should be amended to expand the court's role, arguing instead that Congress should maintain the current narrow grounds for substantive review, clarify that parties cannot contract for substantive judicial review, and reaffirm that arbitration should be based on the actual assent of the parties. Center Senior Fellow Prof. Jean R. Sternlight (now Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas) wrote “Introduction: Dreaming About Arbitration Reform,” 8 Nevada Law Journal 1 (2008), describing the impressive symposium she organized. 

PANEL EXAMINES THE DEATH PENALTY
CSDR Senior Fellows Prof. Rodney Uphoff and Prof. Margaret McGuinness, along with Janet Thompson (JD, '84, LL.M. '02), participated in a panel discussion at the MU Law School this week. The panel, “Re-Examining the Death Penalty,” discussed the challenges to capital punishment in the 21st century. The MU law chapters of the ACLU, American Constitution Society, and Student Hurricane Network sponsored the event.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

CALL FOR ARTICLE PROPOSALS: ACRESOLUTION MAGAZINE
The Association for Conflict Resolution summer 2008 issue of ACResolution seeks proposals from people who would like to write articles on any aspect of social justice. Proposals should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than March 25. For details, see http://www.acrnet.org/publications/acresolution.htm.

ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION FORUM
JUNE 18-19, VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution is co-sponsoring the 2008 International Forum on Online Dispute Resolution. The forum will be held on June 18-19, in Victoria, British Columbia. For details, see http://www.odr.info/victoria.

MISSOURI RESTORATIVE JUSTICE COALITION TRAINING
JULY 25-26, COLUMBIA, MO
The Missouri Restorative Justice Coalition will host a training on July 25-26 at the University of Missouri for experienced mediators in victim offender dialogue. This project is co-sponsored by Association of Missouri Mediators. More information will be posted on the AMM web site as it becomes available. For more information, email momediators@mediate.com.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LINN-BENTON MEDIATION SERVICES
ALBANY, OR
Linn-Benton Mediation Services seeks an executive director. For details on this position, see http://www.mediate.peak.org/Application deadline: March 12, 5 pm.