CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 1, Issue 11 - November 3, 2000

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES
CSDR is sponsoring two exciting brownbag lunch presentations on the next two Mondays. The brownbags will take place in the Courtroom (Room 112) and begin at 12:10 p.m.

November 6 - Robert Benjamin will give a talk entitled, "Why People Hate to Negotiate and Hate People Who Do." Robert Benjamin is a nationally known mediator who has been based in St. Louis and who will be moving to Oregon soon. Though he will be back to Missouri from time to time, this will be a rare opportunity to see him locally. He is an extremely dynamic and provocative speaker. For more information about him, see his web page, www.rbenjamin.com/

November 13 - Public Affairs Professor Lisa Zanetti and Theatre doctoral student Kate Sinnett will give a presentation, "Using the Theatre of the Oppressed for Conflict Resolution."

REMINDER: REGISTRATION FOR WINTER SEMESTER 2001 REGISTRATION INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE SUBMITTED TO KAREN BY MON., NOV. 6
All you need to do is to send Karen an e-mail at neylonk@missouri.edu or stop by her office, to let her know the courses that you would like to take.

LAW SCHOOL / UNIVERSITY NEWS

THE MISSOURI COURT OF APPEALS
The Missouri Court of Appeals (Western District) is coming to the Law School on Wed., Nov. 8 to hear oral arguments in five cases, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Courtroom. The three-judge panel will be comprised of Judge Patricia Breckenridge, Judge Robert Ulrich, and Judge Victor Howard. For details on the cases, please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in 206 Hulston.

ANNUAL EARL F. NELSON LECTURE
Daniel Marcus, Acting Associate Attorney General of the U.S., will give the Nelson Lecture on Thurs., Nov. 9, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. in Classroom 7. He will give a talk entitled, "ADR and the Federal Government: Not Such Strange Bedfellows After All." There will be a reception immediately following the lecture.

In addition, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 109, Daniel Marcus and Jeffrey Senger will meet with LL.M. students and faculty interested in dispute resolution. Jeffrey Senger is the Deputy Senior Counsel for Dispute Resolution at the Department of Justice. He recently published an article in our Journal of Dispute Resolution, "Turning the Ship of State," 2000 JDR 79, which provides a good overview of ADR activities in the Federal Government.

REGIONAL NEGOTIATION COMPETITION--JUDGES NEEDED!!
The Regional Negotiation Competition is being hosted by Mizzou on Nov. 11 and 12. Various schools from this region will be traveling to Columbia in an attempt to compete with our own Missouri Tigers. There are two rounds on Sat. Nov. 11. The first round begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m., and the second round begins at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m.. They anticipate needing approximately 20 judges in the morning and 20 in the afternoon. If you are interested in serving as a judge in the Regional Competition, please respond by calling the BOA office at 882-7062, or emailing Jeremy Brummond at jpb266@mizzou.edu. LL.M. STUDENTS CAN GET PRACTICUM CREDIT FOR SERVING AS A JUDGE IN THIS COMPETITION. For more information about Practicum credit, talk with Jim Levin.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION IN WASHINGTON, DC NOVEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1, 2000
This is the first major event in the United States that will bring together dispute resolution coordinators, mediators, advocates, attorneys, trainers, family members, and others interested in resolving disputes in a non-adversarial manner and building collaborative relationships that will lead to better educational programs for students with disabilities. Please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk for more information on registration fees and lodging or see the website at www.directionservice.org/cadre/conf/.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE OHIO COMMISSION ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT -- DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY PROGRAMS, COLUMBUS, OH
The Director is responsible for dispute resolution and conflict management programming and service delivery in the Commission's community program area. The Commission is a state agency with a staff of seven. The Commission provides dispute resolution and conflict management resources, training, and direct services in Ohio schools, communities, courts, and state and local government. Resumes will be accepted through November 27, 2000. For a detailed description of this position and others, please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk.