CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 9, Issue 17 - March 23, 2009

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

ANNUAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION SYMPOSIUM
COLLABORATIVE GOVERNANCE: THE FUTURE OF REGULATION
APRIL 2-3, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, DC
The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, the Center for the Study of Rulemaking at American University, and the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association are cosponsoring a symposium to explore a range of issues surrounding the concept of collaborative governance. Prof. Phil Harter, who organized this two-day conference, has been a pioneer in both the theory and practice of the use of consensus and other forms of dispute resolution involving governmental agencies. The symposium will be held on the campus of American University and webcast at the MU Law School for those unable to travel to Washington, DC. For more information on the program and panelists, see http://law.missouri.edu/csdr/symposium. Details on the webcast will be posted on the web site soon.

PROF. JOHN LANDE PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON EARLY HANDLING OF CASES
Prof. John Lande published The Movement Toward Early Case Handling in Courts and Private Dispute Resolution, 24 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 83 (2008). This article identifies early case handling (ECH) as an important general phenomenon in dispute system design theory and practice, catalogs major ECH processes with illustrations, and urges practitioners and policymakers to encourage use of and experimentation with ECH processes when appropriate. The article can be downloaded at http://www.law.missouri.edu/lande/publications.htm .

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

LARRY MCLELLAN PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON COLLABORATIVE LAW
Lawrence P. McLellan ('06) published an article entitled, “Expanding the Use of Collaborative Law: Consideration of its Use in a Legal Aid Program for Resolving Family Law Disputes,” at 2008 Journal of Dispute Resolution 465. This article grew out of papers he wrote for courses in his LL.M. program and describes a study he conducted to determine the feasibility of operating a pro bono Collaborative Law program in Des Moines, Iowa.

LOVALERIE MULLINS PUBLISHES ARTICLE ABOUT RESOLUTION OF MINERAL RIGHTS DISPUTES
LoValerie Mullins (‘07) published an article entitled, “The Equity Illusion of Surface Ownership in Coalbed Methane Gas; The Rise of Mutual Simultaneous Rights in Mineral Law and the Resulting Need for Dispute Resolution in Split Estate Relations,” 16 Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review 109 (2009). The article advocates the use of ADR to mitigate the “chaos” of legal issues related to coalbed methane gas extraction.

GIL MARVEL TABUCANON PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON PHILIPPINE COMMUNITY MEDIATION AND SPEAKS FOR THE PHILIPPINE JUDICIAL ACADEMY
Gil Marvel P. Tabucanon ('06) published an article (co-authored with Center Senior Fellow James A. Wall, Jr. and Wan Yan) entitled, “Philippine Community Mediation, Katarungang Pambarangay,” at 2008 Journal of Dispute Resolution 501. The article describes how this compulsory mediation, involving panels of three mediators where lawyers are not permitted to attend, provides a good process in the Philippine system. In addition, in April 2008, he was appointed Professorial Lecturer II by the Philippine Judicial Academy, the primary educational arm of the Philippine Supreme Court, for whom he lectures and conducts mediation trainings for court-annexed mediators all over the country.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ACR OFFERS TELESEMINAR ON ETHICS IN WORKPLACE MEDIATION
MARCH 25, NOON EASTERN TIME
The Workplace Section of the Association of Conflict Resolution is sponsoring a teleseminar, “Ethical Considerations in Workplace Mediations.” For details, see http://www.mediate.com/acrworkplace/.

ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION TELECONFERENCE ON EMOTIONS, MINDFULNESS, AND ETHICS IN NEGOTIATION
MARCH 27, 3:00 PM EASTERN TIME
The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution presents teleconference access to the Annual Saltman Lecture, presented by the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The lecture “Further Beyond Reason: Emotions, the Core Concerns, Mindfulness, and Ethics in Negotiation,” will be given by Prof. Leonard Riskin, senior fellow and former director Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution. Prof. Jean Sternlight, senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, is the director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution. The lecture will be held on Friday, March 27, at 3 pm eastern time. For details, see http://www.abanet.org/dispute/cle/CLEFurther_Beyond_Reason-Riskin_032709.pdf.

FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL SYMPOSIUM ON OWEN FISS' ARTICLE, “AGAINST SETTLEMENT”
APRIL 3, NEW YORK, NY
Fordham Law School will hold a symposium, “Against Settlement: Twenty-Five Years Later,” revisiting the publication of “Against Settlement,” by Prof. Owen Fiss. The seminar will be held on Friday, April 3. For further information, see http://law.fordham.edu/lawreviewsymposium.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

RESEARCH INTERN, RESOLUTION SYSTEMS INSTITUTE
CHICAGO, IL
The Resolution Systems Institute (RSI) seeks a full-time research intern for the summer. For more information about RSI, see www.aboutrsi.org. For application details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline: March 27.

RESEARCH INTERNS, NEW YORK STATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION ASSOCIATION
The New York State Dispute Resolution Association seeks unpaid interns to work on two research projects. For application details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline: April 1.

VICTIM OFFENDER RECONDILIATION PROGRAM CASEWORKER, THE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY JUSTICE
ELKHART, IN
The Center for Community Justice (CCJ) seeks a caseworker for its Victim Offender Reconciliation Program. For more information about the center, see http://centerforcommunityjustice.org/index.htm. For application details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.

FAMILY MEDIATOR, FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S ASSOCIATION
MINEOLA, NY
The Family and Children's Association seeks a family mediator to provide family and individual mediation. For more information about the association, see http://familyandchildrens.org. For application details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. 

FACULTY, SABANC UNIVERSITY
ISTANBUL, TURKEY
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabanc University seeks applications from early or mid-career level scholars for a faculty position in conflict resolution. For details on this position, see http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/ssbf/conf/eng/. For application details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.

WASHINGTON, DC AREA OMBUDS INTERNSHIPS
Erin Troy and the DC Area Ombuds Group have compiled a list of internship opportunities at http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/2009/03/dc-area-ombuds-internships.html.