Resolving IP Disputes: Calling for an Alternative Paradigm

Center for the Dispute Resolution Symposium 2014

October 9-10, 2014

In cooperation with the University of Missouri International Center and the University of Missouri Transatlantic Center, with additional support from the Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs. Competition sponsored by the Lawyers Conference of the Judicial Division of the American Bar Association (ABA).


Program for Works-in-Progress Conference

In Association With "Judicial Education and the Art of Judging"

Thursday, October 9, 2014
University of Missouri School of Law
Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution

This program is subject to change.



CSDR Director Rafael Gely & Professor S.I. Strong


Round One (Sessions A and B)

Session A - Judging in the Criminal Law Context

Rishi Batra
Texas Tech University School of Law
"Judicial Participation in Plea Bargaining"

Valena E. Beety
West Virginia University College of Law
"Judicial Clemency"

Michelle Edgely
University of Wollongong School of Law (Australia)
"Transforming the Judiciary -Can Judges Learn Therapeutic Jurisprudence?"

Session B - Issues Involving International and Comparative Law

Andrew Campbell
Indiana Tech University
"Judicial Leadership: A Critical Analysis of Leadership Within the International Criminal Court"

Catherine Piché
Université de Montréal, Faculty of Law (Canada)
"Canada’s Bijuralism and the Judge’s Art (and Duty) of Sharing Values and Traditions"

Pammela Q. Saunders
Drexel University School of Law
"Advancing the Conversation: Non-Judicial Voices and the Transnational Judicial Dialogue"




Round Two (Sessions C and D)

Session C – Judicial Deliberations Part I

Mathilde Cohen
University of Connecticut School of Law
"Ex Ante Versus Ex Post Deliberations"

Stef Feyen
University of Leuven Institute for Constitutional Law (Belgium)
"Ought Implies Can"

F.E. Guerra-Pujol
Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
"Trust and Judging:  A 'Turing Test' Model of Adjudication"

Session D – Judicial Education Part I

Philip Bryden & Julia Hughes
University of Alberta Faculty of Law (Canada) & University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law (Canada)
"Judicial Education as a Forum for Identifying and Meeting Research Needs"

Sam Halabi & Judge Nanette K. Laughrey
University of Tulsa College of Law & U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
"Judicial Education and the Judicial Conference Committee on International Judicial Relations"

Julie Oseid
University of St. Thomas School of Law
“Brevity and Clarity in Judicial Opinion Writing”


Lunch for works-in-progress speakers and moderators at the University Club

Hosted by the University of Missouri School of Law
This event is not open to the general public.


Round Three (Sessions E and F)

Session E – Judicial Deliberations Part II

Nayha Acharya
Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law (Canada)
"Judges Finding Facts:  Maintaining Legitimacy Despite Uncertainty"

Denis Edwards
DePaul College of Law
"Judicial Deference to and Decision-Making in Specialist and Expert Tribunals"

Wasima Khan
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Law (The Netherlands)
"Strategic Judicial Decision-Making on Open-Textured Standards of Conduct in Corporate Law: The View from the Bench in the Netherlands and Delaware"

Session F – Judicial Education Part II

Paul D. Julien
Arizona Supreme Court Judicial Education Office
"Job-Embedded Judicial Coaching"

Diana Richards
University College London, Faculty of Laws (United Kingdom)
"Some Myths About Judicial Training Needs Debunked:  A European Study of Judicial Attitudes and Perceptions"

Cathy R. Silak
Concordia University School of Law
"Judicial Education for State Appellate Judges and Supreme Court Justices:  Implementing a Regional Strategy"




Round Four (Sessions G and H)

Session G – Judging in the Twenty-First Century

Brad Desnoyer
University of Missouri School of Law
"Technology and the Courts:  How Tablet Usage Affects Judges"

Brian Owsley
Texas Tech University School of Law
"Ethical Concerns for Judges Using Facebook"

Jessica K. Steinberg
George Washington University Law School
"Judicial Role Confusion and the Unrepresented Majority in the Civil Courts"

Stuart M. Widman
Miller Shakman & Beem
"Decision Making in Domestic Arbitration:  Toward a Deeper Understanding of 'Judging'"

Session H – Judicial Education Part III

Debra Lyn Bassett
Southwestern Law School
"Improving Current Judicial Education Regarding Implicit Biases"

Donald J. Kochan
Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law
"Judging From a Position of Suspended Conclusion:  A Perspective on the Judicial Neutrality Obligation and the Risks of Cognitive Biases that Impair It"

Judge Raymond E. Kramer & Charles Colten
New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings & Aikido in the Schools
"The Non-Judgmental Judge:  Mindfulness, Aikido and the Art of Not Judging"



Participants are on their own for dinner, but the Law School will make reservations for groups of six at several restaurants in town in case participants want to meet up with other conference attendees.  More information will be made available in due course.

The works-in-progress conference is open to the public. Those wishing to receive draft papers and abstracts in advance of the conference should contact Laura Coleman ( or +1 573 882 5969).