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PROF. RICHARD REUBEN SPEAKING TO ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS
Prof. Richard Reuben is speaking today to the Association of Missouri Mediators about “Getting a Handle on News Coverage of Conflict,” which is about the two major research initiatives taking place at the Center for the Study of Conflict, Law & the Media (of which Reuben is a co-director). One initiative is a new model of reporting on conflict called “Interest-Based Reporting,” which integrates conflict theory principles with journalism methods of practice to improve the coverage of conflict. The other is the development of a universal Conflict Assessment Tool that will allow researchers to assess whether the news media's coverage of conflict is making the conflict better or worse.
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LYNN MALLEY AND ANDREA BRAEUTIGAM PROVIDE MEDIATION AND TRAINING TOGETHER
Andrea Braeutigam (LLM '05) and Lynn Malley ( JD '84, LLM '03) are working together at the Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR) at Oklahoma State University. The Institute provides mediation in agricultural cases in Oklahoma and is the state-certified program for agricultural mediation. Current IDR projects concentrate on special education and include a pilot program providing facilitation for special education resolution sessions as well as four 3-day basic mediation trainings for special education personnel. Lynn and Andrea, who never met each other during their respective times in the LLM Program, met only because of efforts of the LLM Program to connect alumni. They encourage continued networking within and across the cohorts and thank the director of the Program for introducing them when they were presenting papers at the same conference in 2006.
MOHAN SRIMAT TIRUMALA PEDDINTI (PED) TAKES POSITION WITH GOLDMAN SACHS IN INDIA
Mohan Srimat Tirumala Peddinti (LLM '07), “Ped,” recently took a job at Goldman Sachs at its office in Bangalore, India. He works in the Securities Legal Division as a Derivatives Negotiator (Analyst), where he is involved in derivatives-related deal making and negotiations on a day-to-day basis.
JIM REEVES BECOMES DIRECTOR OF USA&M's CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SERVICES
James W. Reeves (LLM '04) recently joined United States Arbitration & Mediation Midwest, Inc., as the Director of Conflict Management Services, where he has mediated since 1994. In addition to this new position, Jim currently is teaching two sections of ADR Theory & Practice at Washington University. He is also teaching Conflict Mediation at Fontbonne University to undergraduates in the English & Communications Department this semester.
ADR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEW MISSOURI BAR PROGRAM
A new Lawyer-to-Lawyer Dispute Resolution Program plans to begin offering services to members of The Missouri Bar Association by the middle of this year. Janet Thompson (JD, '84, LL.M. '02) is a member of the oversight committee. The program offers a private and voluntary mediation-like process to lawyers involved in a personal dispute. The program seeks experienced mediators and arbitrators who are members of the Bar and willing to volunteer several times each year. For details, call Linda Oligschlaeger, Membership Services Director at the Missouri Bar, at 573-635-4128 or send her email at email@example.com. To sign up as a mediator by March 28, see http://members.mobar.org/surveynet/TakeSurvey.aspx?PageNumber=1&SurveyID=p223m88.
PEPPERDINE WILL HOLD PROGRAM ON CONFLICT IN GLOBAL SOCIETY
APRIL 10, MALIBU, CA
The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law is sponsoring a program entitled, “Negotiating, Mediating & Managing Conflict in a Global Society,” on April 10. For more information, see http://law.pepperdine.edu/straus/training_and_conferences/managing_conflict_2008.html.
WERNER INSTITUTE HOSTS CONFERENCE ON CHAOS, COMPLEXITY, AND CONFLICT
JUNE 5-7, OMAHA, NE
The Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, Creighton University School of Law, is hosting the “International Conference on Chaos, Complexity & Conflict” on June 5-7 in Omaha. For details, see http://law.creighton.edu/wernerinstitute.
COMMON BOND INSTITUTE HOSTS CONFERENCE ON THE POWER OF COMPASSION
SEPT. 4-7, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The Common Bond Institute is sponsoring its third annual international conference, “Engaging The Other: The Power of Compassion.” The conference will be held Sept. 4-7 in San Francisco, CA. For details, see www.cbiworld.org.
CAADRS RENAMED AS RESOLUTION SYSTEMS INSTITUTE
The Center for Analysis of Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems (CAADRS) is launching an expanded and improved Court ADR Resource Center and, in conjunction, they are adopting a new organization name and web site. CAADRS has become Resolution Systems Institute, with a new online home at http://www.aboutrsi.org/. The new Court ADR Resource Center is at http://courtadr.org/.
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE FACULTY POSITION, BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY
BLUFFTON , OH
Bluffton University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in its Criminal Justice Program. Applicants should have experience in the applied areas of restorative justice theory and practice, conflict resolution and mediation, and law in society, including transitional justice theory and practice. For details, see http://www.bluffton.edu/about/employment/fac-soc/. Application deadline: March 10. Application review will continue until an appointment is made.
ATTORNEY, FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION
The Federal Maritime Commission seeks an attorney for its Office of Consumer Affairs & Dispute Resolution Services which provides mediation and other alternative dispute resolution services, and responds to complaints from consumers, shippers and other parties engaged in international ocean shipping. For details, see USAJOBS Control Number: 1156806. Application deadline: March 17.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON SCHOOL OF LAW
The University of Oregon School of Law seeks a part-time assistant director for the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center. For details, see http://www.higheredjobs.com/admin/details.cfm?JobCode=175298019. Application deadline: March 21.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION INTERNSHIP, NEW YORK STATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION ASSOCIATION
The New York State Dispute Resolution Association seeks interns to work with the Director of Education and Professional Development in Summer 2008. For details on NYSDRA, see www.nysdra.org. For details on the positions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: April 11.
ADR INTERNSHIPS, DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND ADR OFFICE
The District Court of Maryland ADR Office seeks applications for its intern program. For details, see http://www.courts.state.md.us/district/adr/interns.html. Application deadline for Fall 2008: June 20. Application deadline for Spring 2009: Sept. 19.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CONSTRUCTING CIRCLES OF PEACE
The Constructing Circles of Peace domestic violence restorative justice program seeks a bi-lingual (English/Spanish) executive director. For details, see http://tucson.craigslist.org/npo/590177986.html.