CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 9, Issue 16 - March 2, 2009

What’s Inside:

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ABA TELEPHONE SEMINAR AND LIVE AUDIO WEBCAST ON ETHICS OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
MARCH 11, 1 PM CENTRAL
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is sponsoring a telephone seminar entitled, “Ethical Issues in the Mediation and Settlement of Class and Collective Actions” on Wed., March 11. For details, see http://www.abanet.org/cle/programs/t09eim1.html.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARD,  INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF ACR INTERNATIONAL SECTION
The International Development Committee of the Association for Conflict Resolution is soliciting nominations for this year's outstanding leadership award. The award honors exceptional work promoting conflict resolution in development projects around the world. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Nomination deadline: March 18.

MARQUETTE CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
MARCH 21, MILWAUKEE, WI
The Dispute Resolution Program at Marquette University Law School is hosting an interdisciplinary conference examining the relationship between international media and conflict resolution. For details, see http://law.marquette.edu/cgi-bin/site.pl?2216&deEvent_eventID=2425&date=2009-03-21.

ALI-ABA TELEPHONE SEMINAR ON RESEARCH SOURCES AND STRATEGIES IN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION
APRIL 13, 11 AM CENTRAL
Prof.
Stacie Strong's book, “Research and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration Sources and Strategies” published by Oxford University Press, will be the subject of the ALI-ABA telephone seminar on Mon., April 13.  You can receive a discount if you use the code: TSPKC10CSD. For details, see http://ali-aba.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=courses.course&course_code=TSPKC10.

INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION DISPUTE RESOLUTION SECTION SCHOLARSHIP FOR IBA CONFERENCE
OCT. 4-9, MADRID, SPAIN
The International Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section will award a scholarship to a lawyer who wishes to participate in the IBA annual conference, http://www.int-bar.org/conferences/Madrid2009/. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline:  April 27.

MEDIATION PEDAGOGY CONFERENCE AT HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
MAY 15-16, CAMBRIDGE, MA
Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation at will sponsor  Mediation Pedagogy Conference. The conference will feature several presenters, including Prof. Leonard Riskin, senior fellow and former director of MU's Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution. For more information, see http://www.pon.harvard.edu/education/np@pon.php. 

CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 18-19, GREENBELT, MD
The Center for Dispute Resolution announces its 2009 annual conference “ Managing Conflict and Removing Barriers to Collaborative Decision Making " on June 18-19. For details, see http://www.natlctr4adr.org/.

ABA FORMS NEW COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOLOGY OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION
The American Bar Association's Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section has formed a new subcommittee devoted to the psychology of conflict resolution. The subcommittee will focus on an interdisciplinary discussion of the human aspects of the resolution of civil litigation. Topics may include the work of the social psychologists and relate to psychoanalysis, mindfulness, neuroscience, spirituality and other disciplines. Contact Elizabeth Bader at elizabeth@elizabethbader.com for more information.

OMBUDSMAN GUIDE FEATURED ON BLOG
The Coalition of Federal Ombudsmen has completed work on a “roadmap” for structuring and implementing ombuds programs. The 110-page guide presents strategies for either workplace or external ombuds programs that “best fit” an organization. See http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com:80/2009/02/federal-ombuds-publish-unified-model.html

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

ATTORNEY-ADVISOR, NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
WASHINGTON, DC

The National Mediation Board seeks an attorney-advisor. Application deadline: March 11.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION SPECIALIST, SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
WASHINGTON, DC

The Community Information and Referral Program of the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court seeks a dispute resolution specialist. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline: March 11.

MEDIATOR, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION
PHILADELPHIA, PA

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission seeks a mediator. Application deadline: March 12.

STUDENTSHIPS, QUEEN MARY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON SCHOOL OF LAW
LONDON, ENGLAND

Queen Mary, University of London School of Law is offering seven studentships for the 2009-2010 academic year. These will cover all tuition fees, and provide a maintenance grant. The School identified “regulation and arbitration” as an area of particular interest. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline: March 23.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CONCORD CENTER
OMAHA, NE

The Concord Center, a non-profit community mediation center located in Omaha, NE, seeks an executive director. For details on this position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline: March 27.

LANGDON FELLOWSHIP, MORTIZ COLLEGE OF LAW PROGRAM ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION
COLUMBUS, OH

The Moritz College of Law Program in Dispute Resolution seeks applicants for a two-year fellowship to begin in mid-July 2009. For details on the fellowship, e- mail colemanl@missouri.edu.