CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 9, Issue 5 - September 29, 2008

What’s Inside:

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

DAN JORDAN ACCEPTS NEW POSITION AS REGULATORY LAW JUDGE
Dan Jordan (LL.M. '01) has assumed a new position as a regulatory law judge with the Missouri Public Service Commission. Dan will mediate disputes, conduct hearings, and make recommendations to the five public service commissioners on a variety of subject matters related to utilities regulation. For more than 21 years, Dan had served as legal counsel to the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission.

JIAQI LIANG WILL PRESENT PAPER AT UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON CONFERENCE
Jiaqi Liang (LL.M. '07) will present a paper at the University of Massachusetts-Boston conference, “Conflict Studies:  The New Generation of Ideas,” Oct. 31-Nov.1. Her paper is entitled, “Enforcement of Mediation Settlement Agreements in the People's Republic of China.”  Jiaqi is now a graduate student at MU's Truman School of Public Affairs.

BRIAN PAPPAS WRITES OP-ED PIECE FOR DETROIT NEWS PAPER
Brian Pappas (LL.M. '08) wrote an op-editorial article for the Detroit Free Press about bringing young people back to Detroit. You can read his article at http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080919/OPINION02/809190344/1070/OPINION.

SUKHSIMRANJIT SINGH BECOMES ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF WILLAMETTE'S CENTER FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Sukhsimranjit (Sukh) Singh (LL.M. '05) recently became the associate director of Willamette University College of Law's Center for Dispute Resolution, where he will teach mediation and international arbitration. Sukh and his new wife, Deep, were happy to move to the beautiful city of Salem, Oregon.

PAULA YOUNG PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW BY MEDIATORS
Paula Young (LL.M. ‘03) recently published an article, "A Connecticut Mediator in a Kangaroo Court?: Successfully Communicating the 'Authorized Practice of Mediation' Paradigm to 'Unauthorized Practice of Law' Disciplinary Bodies," 49 South Texas Law Review 1047 (2008). She argues that the mediation field should demand greater due process guarantees in unauthorized practice of law proceedings against mediators, demand that the disciplinary body meet a high burden of proof to support a finding of unauthorized practice of law, support mediators and their attorneys through expert testimony and amicus briefs, ensure that the disciplinary bodies are well-schooled in the “authorized practice of mediation” paradigm, and advocate changes in the unauthorized practice of law paradigm.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI  MEDIATORS TENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OCT. 17-18, COLUMBIA, MO
The Association of Missouri Mediators will host its Tenth Annual Conference on Oct. 17-18 in Columbia. Martha Halvordson (LL.M. '08) will be the presenter at a workshop entitled, “When Lawyers Play Hardball: How to Recognize and Respond to Hardball Tactics.” Several MU faculty and alumni will receive President's Awards, honoring achievement in the mediation field: Prof. John Lande, for his service as a member of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Task Force on Improving Mediation Quality; Paul Ladehoff, director of MU's Campus Mediation Service, for his service promoting mediation to resolve disputes concerning veterans' reemployment rights; John Phillips (JD '71), for his service as secretary of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution; and James  Reeves (LL.M. '04) for his service as chair of the ADR Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. For details on the conference, see http://www.mediate.com/amm/docs/2008%20Annual%20Conference%20Brochure.doc. Full-time students may attend the Saturday conference for half-price:  $40.

FORDHAM THIRD ANNUAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION SYMPOSIUM
OCT. 24, NEW YORK, NY
Fordham Law School will hold its third annual Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium, “The Evolution of the New Lawyer,” on Friday, Oct. 24. The keynote speaker will be Prof. Julie Macfarlane, author of the ABA acclaimed book, “The New Lawyer:  How Settlement is Transforming the Practice of Law.” For details, and registration, see http://law.fordham.edu/cle.htm

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

ADR QUALITY ASSURANCE DIRECTOR, DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND
ANNAPOLIS, MD
The District Court of Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Office seeks an ADR quality assurance director. For details on this position, see http://www.courts.state.md.us/jobs/067972.pdf . Application deadline:  Oct. 3.

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING COLLEGE OF LAW
LARAMIE, WY
The University of Wyoming College of Law seeks two full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty. Curricular interests include civil procedure, immigration law, insurance, intellectual property, international law (e.g., business transactions, comparative law, human rights), legislation, legal writing, and skills courses (e.g., ADR, civil pretrial practice, externships, lawyering skills, trial practice). For details, contact Professor Debra Donahue, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Wyoming College of Law, Dept. 3035, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071, ddonahue@uwyo.edu , or e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.