CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 8, Issue 19 - May 30, 2008

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. JOHN LANDE PUBLISHES ARTICLES ABOUT COOPERATIVE PRACTICE AND MEDIATION SYSTEM DESIGN
Prof. John Lande published Practical Insights From an Empirical Study of Cooperative Lawyers in Wisconsin, 2008 Journal of Dispute Resolution 203, which describes “Cooperative Law” in Wisconsin and how lawyers can add it to their “ADR toolboxes.” The web site also includes a brief summary of the study, Wisconsin Lawyers Use “Cooperative Practice” in Divorce Cases. This article was part of a symposium sponsored by the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and Journal of Dispute Resolution. His article, Developing Better Lawyers and Lawyering Practices: Introduction to the Symposium on Innovative Models of Lawyering, 2008 Journal of Dispute Resolution 1, provides an overview of the symposium. He was a guest blogger on the “Engaging Conflicts” blog, writing a six-part series about Adding Cooperative Practice to the ADR Toolkit. He also published Improving Mediation Quality: You, Too, Can Do This in Your Area, 26 Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation 89 (2008), based on the work of the Task Force on Improving Mediation Quality of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. This article describes how mediators can develop projects to improve the quality of mediation in their geographic or subject areas. These articles can be downloaded from his web site at http://www.law.missouri.edu/lande/publications.htm. His homepage also includes Gini Nelson's interview of John from the "Engaging Conflicts" blog.

PROF. ILHYUNG LEE PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON SELECTION OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATORS
Prof. Ilhyung Lee published “Practice And Predicament: The Nationality Of The International Arbitrator (With Survey Results),” 31 Fordham International Law Journal 603 (2008). This article presents the results of a survey of Korean lawyers experienced in international arbitration work at law firms in Seoul and finds that many respondents would be concerned about selecting arbitrators whose: (a) domicile or residence is a country other than that of his national citizenship, but is the same as one of the parties; (b) national origin, prior domicile, and prior citizenship, all of the same country, are the same as one of the parties; (c) national origin is the same as one of the parties; and (d) spouse is a national (citizen) of a country of one of the parties.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ABA TELECONFERENCE ON EFFECTIVE ARBITRATION OF HEALTHCARE DISPUTES
JUNE 11

The American Bar Association Health Law Section will hold a teleconference and live audio webcast on the “Effective Arbitration of Healthcare Disputes,” on Wed., June 11. For details on registration, see http://www.abanet.org/cle/programs/t08eah1.html.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

STUDENT OMBUDS DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY
BERKELEY, CA

The University of California-Berkeley seeks a student ombuds director. Application deadline: June 5.

FRIEND OF THE COURT MEDIATOR FACILITATOR, DELTA COUNTY ADMIN. OFFICE
ESCANABA, MI

The Delta County Administrative Office seeks a Friend of the Court mediator facilitator. Application deadline: June 15.

ASSISTANT DEAN, VETERANS AND OMBUDS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
MADISON, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an assistant dean that will focus on supporting student veterans and serving as a student ombudsman. Application deadline: June 20.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY
CONROE, TX

The Dispute Resolution Center, a non-profit organization, seeks an executive director. Application deadline: July 1.

OMBUDSPERSON, THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
KNOXVILLE, TN

The University of Tennessee Chancellors Office seeks an ombudsperson.

OMBUDSMAN / MEDIATOR, KAISER PERMANENTE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Kaiser Permanente seeks a healthcare ombudsman / mediator for its San Francisco location. For details, see http://kaiserext.kaiserpermanentejobs.org. Job ID: SF.0800205.

FIELD OMBUDSMAN, EATON CORP.
SHANGHAI, CHINA

Eaton Corporation seeks a field ombudsman for its location in Shanghai, China. For details, see www.eatonjobs.com. Keyword search: 26027BR.