CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 9, Issue 15 - February 16, 2009

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. JOHN LANDE WILL GIVE TALKS AROUND THE COUNTRY AND HAS ADDED ITEMS TO HIS WEBSITE
This semester, Prof. John Lande will give talks at Ohio State, Appalachian, Willamette, and the University of Oregon law schools. In addition, he will give presentations at the Virginia Mediation Network and Wisconsin Association of Mediators annual conferences. He will talk about the future of dispute resolution in law schools, Collaborative and Cooperative practice, and child protection mediation. LL.M. alumni Sukhsimranjit Singh ('06), associate director of the Dispute Resolution Institute at Willamette University College of Law and Cynthia Alkon ('02) and Paula Young ('03), faculty at Appalachian School of Law, will host his visits to their schools. Prof. Lande has added two pieces about Cooperative practice to his website, http://www.law.missouri.edu/lande/publications.htm#ccl. One is Why Lawyers Should Use a Formal Cooperative Negotiation Process, a two page article with links to model agreement forms. The other is the syllabus for a short course he taught at Hamline University: Course Syllabus: Cooperative Practice: A New Technique to Negotiate Cases Successfully.

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

THOMAS ALPHA BEGINS NEW JOB WITH SPECIAL COURT IN SIERRA LEONE
Thomas Alpha (LL.M. '07) has started a position with the Special Court for Sierra Leone as court s upport o fficer attached to the Court Management Section. The Special Court is an independent international tribunal that was established by a joint agreement between the government of Sierra Leone and the United Nations to try persons "who bear the greatest responsibility" for war crimes and violations of international humanitarian law.

ART HINSHAW ELECTED CHAIR-ELECT OF AALS ADR SECTION
Art Hinshaw (JD'93, LL.M. '00) has been elected as the chair-elect of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Association of American Law Schools. 

SALVADOR PANGA APPOINTED AS ADR RESOURCE PERSON TO THE PHILLIPPINE SUPREME COURT
Salvador Panga, Jr. (LL.M. '01) has been appointed by the Philippine Supreme Court as one of its ADR Resource Persons for the Philippine Mediation Center. The Center was created by the Supreme Court in 2001 to design, administer , and manage court-annexed mediation programs in all Philippine trial courts. Since its inception, it has established over 100 mediation centers in 10 of the Philippines' 13 administrative regions. Salvador will help teach court-appointed mediators and develop the Center's training programs.

PAULA YOUNG TO GIVE PLENARY SESSION ETHICS PROGRAM
Paula Young (LL.M.'03) will be giving the plenary session ethics program, “Asserting the ‘Authorized Practice of Mediation' Paradigm in UPL Proceedings,” at the Virginia Mediation Network Spring Conference in Richmond, VA on March 8.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ALI-ABA TELEPHONE SEMINAR AND LIVE WEBCAST ON NEGOTIATING CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES
FRI., FEB. 27, NOON EASTERN TIME

The American Law Institute and the American Bar Association will offer a live telephone / audio webcast, “Negotiating Construction Disputes,” on Feb. 27.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ACRESOLUTION MAGAZINE SUMMER 2009
The Association for Conflict Resolution Magazine, ACResolution, seeks proposals for its Summer 2009 issue. The issue will focus on the elderly and conflict resolution. For details, see http://www.ACRnet.org/publications/acresolution.htm.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTER
MINNEAPOLIS, MN

The Conflict Resolution Center, formerly known as the Minneapolis Mediation Program, seeks an executive director for its community-based nonprofit organization. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline: Noon, Feb. 20.

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, NATIONAL ARCHIVES
COLLEGE PARK, MD

The National Archives seeks a director for the office of government information services. One of the main duties is establishing mediation services. Application deadline: Feb. 27.

FELLOWSHIPS, CARR CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
HARVARD UNIVERSITY

The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University is pleased to announce the availability of five, 10-month fellowships for scholars and practitioners starting in September 2009. Application deadline: Feb. 27.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
COLUMBUS, OH

The Ohio State University Office of Student Judicial Affairs is currently accepting applications for a program coordinator to assist in the administration of the university's principal non-academic disciplinary system. Application deadline: March 1.

PROGRAMME MANAGER, EUROPEAN CENTER FOR CONFLICT PREVENTION
THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS

The European Center for Conflict Prevention seeks a programme manager in the Early Warning and Early Response field. Application deadline: March 2.

CORPORATE OMBUDSMAN, AMERICAN RED CROSS
WASHINGTON, DC

The American Red Cross seeks a corporate ombudsman.

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON, DC

The Georgetown University Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution seeks adjunct professors to teach in the following areas for 2009-2010: conflict resolution theory, ethnic conflict, armed conflict and research methods.

LOCAL ADR COORDINATORS, MARYLAND JUDICIARY
BALTIMORE CITY AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD

The Maryland Judiciary seeks two local ADR coordinators for the Baltimore City district and the Montgomery County district.