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.

8:10 - 8:25


CSDR Director Rafael Gely & Professor S.I. Strong


Round One (Sessions A and B)

Session A - Issues Involving International and Comparative Law

Moderator – Prof. Bill Fisch, University of Missouri School of Law

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"

Session B - Judicial Education Part I

Moderator – Prof. Richard Reuben, University of Missouri School of Law

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"




Round Two (Sessions C and D)

Session C – Judicial Deliberations Part I

Moderator – Prof. Rod Uphoff, University of Missouri School of Law

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

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

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

Session D –Judicial Education Part II

Moderator – Prof. John Lande, University of Missouri School of Law

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 III

Moderator – Prof. Frank Bowman, University of Missouri School of Law

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

Diana Richards
University College London, Faculty of Laws (United Kingdom) "Learning to Sentence: A European Study of Judicial Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Judicial Training”

Session F – Judicial Education Part IV

Moderator – Prof. Paul Ladehoff, University of Missouri School of Law

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

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




Tour of Campus With Dean Bob Bailey

Participants are invited to join an optional tour of the historic University of Missouri campus with Dean Bob Bailey.



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).