CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 1, Issue 8 - October 13, 2000

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On Monday, October 16, Kathleen Bird, the Director of the Office of Dispute Resolution Services for the Seventh Circuit (near Kansas City), will give a presentation entitled, "Court Programs: An Incubator for ADR." She will describe some options for possible externships, so LL.M. students may be particularly interested in attending this session. Ms. Bird also is the Chair of the ADR Committee of the Missouri Bar and the Treasurer of the Association of Missouri Mediators. We plan to start promptly at 12:00, so please plan your food-gathering accordingly.

Here are the plans for the upcoming brownbags:

  • October 23 - There will be no speaker or planned topic for a brownbag. People may want to get together at the usual time and place to talk about any issues on your mind that day.
  • October 30 - History Professor Mark Carroll, "The Affair of Honor in the Old South: Alternative Dispute Resolution Among the Lords of Creation" The institution of dueling as a form of dispute resolution. There was more negotiation than you might think ...
  • November 6 - Report on the Wisconsin Association of Mediators Conference
  • November 13 - Public Affairs Professor Lisa Zanetti and Theatre doctoral student Kate Sinnett, "Using the Theatre of the Oppressed for Conflict Resolution"

The University provides a service to help students with their writing. It is called the Online Writery, which is an online way to utilize the tutors in the Writing Lab at the Learning Center, as well as a portal to many writing resources and helps. Any MU student can use the Online Writery. Students can submit their papers online for critiquing, or bring them into the writing lab for on-site editing help. All you need to do is bring your paper to 231 Arts and Sciences, OR use the online submission form online at their site www.missouri.edu/~writery You can reach this form by clicking on the big Online Writery Logo when you enter the site, OR by clicking on the Cybertutorial button on the left navigational bar.


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. The topic is planned to be related to ADR in the Federal Government. Immediately following the lecture, there will be a reception. From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., there are tentative plans for Daniel Marcus and Jeffrey Senger to meet with faculty interested in dispute resolution and LL.M. students. 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. Watch this space for more details about the plans on November 9 ... but in the meantime, please put this in your calendars if you are interested.

Jean Sternlight sent the following message to LL.M. students on Oct. 11: The Client Counseling Competition is next week, and they are still short a few judges (six or so) for Monday evening, Oct. 16. They need judges to arrive at the law school between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and they anticipate that the competition will be over by 10:00 p.m. Any assistance that you could provide to their competition would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in helping out, please e-mail the judging directors Jeremy P. Brummond at jpb266@mizzou.edu or Brad Lear at bbl05e@mizzou.edu

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is having a suit drive during the week of October 23. BLSA will be collecting suits and other job appropriate attire for donation to The Job Center. The Job Center is a local non-profit agency which helps local residents gain employment. Not only do they have a program which serves a general adult population, they also have programs for persons reentering the workforce after serving time in prison and programs for troubled youth and teenage parents. This is a great opportunity for you to clean out your closets and help fellow Columbians! For more information e-mail Kathryn Pierce at klpe52@mizzou.edu


If you are planning to attend the one-day symposium on Friday, October 20 at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in St. Louis you need to fill out a registration form so that the CLE Office will have a correct head count. You can drop those off with Michelle Miller in their office in 205 Hulston. There is no tuition. If you want to join them for lunch it will be $25.

The Bond University School of Law in Australia publishes an online Bond Dispute Resolution Newsletter. The latest issue (as well as back issues) is at their web site at www.bond.edu.au/law/centres/drc/newsletter.htm

The Institute of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill publishes a newsletter about environmental and other public policy dispute resolution. The latest issue is now on the web at ncinfo.iog.unc.edu/programs/dispute/ebulletins.html

The Victim Offender Mediation Association publishes an online newsletter, called "Connections," and the latest issue of their newsletter (as well as back issues) is on their web site at www.voma.org/pubs.html


Law School Faculty Positions The AALS Placement Bulletin dated 10/6/2000 includes the following positions related to dispute resolution. The Bulletin is in the binder on Laura’s desk if you would like to see more detail:

St. John's University: "Opportunities exist for teaching in the following areas: property, business organizations, contracts, international law, lawyering skills (including advocacy, negotiation and ADR)."

Victim-Offender Mediation Director at Mediation Services for Conflict Resolution, Inc., York, Pa The director is responsible to provide, supervise, and direct the implementation of the victim-offender mediation program. Essential Functions/Duties: Victim-offender program direction; volunteer training and development; mediation services quality and provision; victim-offender case management; record-keeping and statistics. For a full description of the job posting, please refer to the job posting book in 206 Hulston.

Executive Director for Education for Conflict Resolution, Inc. (ECR), North Manchester, Indiana ECR is a community mediation center located in northeast Indiana. ECR offers mediation services in Huntington, Kosciusko and Wabash counties, and provides conflict resolution training in schools and communities throughout most of the state. Responsibilities include: Direct program operations and manage organizational development of a growing mediation and training center; provide coordination and leadership for team-oriented staff of six to eight persons; provide program services in the areas of training, mediation, and/or consultation; represent ECR as appropriate in the community and in meetings with donors and funding organizations. For a full description of the job posting, please refer to the job posting book in 206 Hulston.

County Director (Kosciusko County) for Education for Conflict Resolution, Inc. (ECR), Warsaw, Indiana ECR is a community mediation center located in northeast Indiana. ECR offers mediation services in Huntington, Kosciusko and Wabash counties, and provides conflict resolution training in schools and communities throughout most of the state. Responsibilities for the county director include: Oversee all community mediation services in Kosciusko County; oversee all school-based services in the county, including truancy and attendance mediation, and after-school programs; maintain and build county-wide case referral network; educate the community regarding the value and availability of mediation services; and supervise other Kosciusko County-based staff.