CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 1, Issue 9 - October 20, 2000

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Please note that Karen Neylon, LL.M. Program Coordinator, will be out from October 18 to October 27. She will return on Monday, October 30. Please direct any questions and newsletter items to Laura J. Coleman at colemanl@missouri.edu or call (573) 882-5969.

Monday, 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.

Monday, October 30 - History Professor Mark Carroll, "The Affair of Honor in the Old South: Alternative Dispute Resolution Among the Lords of Creation" He will discuss how dueling related to the social order in antebellum Arkansas. NEW TIME AND PLACE! This brownbag will take place in the Courtroom (Room 112) and begin at 12:10 to give people time to pick up a quick bite before the presentation.

Nov. 6 - Robert Benjamin, "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 and you will probably find his presentation to be quite stimulating. Because of the opportunity to have him come speak, we will not use the brownbag to discuss the Wisconsin Association of Mediators Conference, as originally planned.

Nov. 13 - Public Affairs Professor Lisa Zanetti and Theatre doctoral student Kate Sinnett, "Using the Theatre of the Oppressed for Conflict Resolution"

Up to nine credits may be counted toward the LL.M. Degree requirements for Research Project, Externship, and Practicum combined. To take a Research Project Course, students will need to complete a form that will be available from Karen after she returns to the office. The form will require a brief description of the Research Paper topic, the signature of the faculty member supervising the project, and the signature of the Director of the Program, John Lande. Your Research Project course may be supervised by any MU faculty member. As a rough guideline, papers should be about 20 pages for each credit. So, for example, one should write about 60 pages for a 3-credit Research Project course. Students may use the Research Project course to refine a paper written for another course so that the paper may be suitable for publication. In that situation, the number of credits would be assigned in consultation between the student, the faculty supervising the course, and the Director of the Program.


The Regional Negotiation Competition is being hosted by Mizzou on Nov. 11th and 12th. 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 Saturday, November 11th. 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 15 judges in the morning and 15 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


Career in Law teaching
For people who are interested in a career in law teaching, there is a rich web site with many interesting links: teachlaw.law.uc.edu

Call for proposals at Joint Conference
The Academy of Family Mediators, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, and the Conflict Resolution in Education Network have issued a Call for Proposals for their Joint Conference to be held October 10-13, 2001 at the Sheraton City Center in Toronto Ontario. THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS NOVEMBER 1. For more information, see www.spidr.org/conf/2001callforproposals.cfm


Associate Professor in Dispute Resolution, Boston, MA
The University of Massachusetts/Boston is hiring assistant or associate professor of dispute resolution to begin September 1, 2001. UMass/Boston has two graduate programs in Dispute Resolution: a Masters Degree and a Graduate Level Certificate. A special emphasis of the Programs is conflict in and with organizations. As most of their graduates use their learning to affect the behavior of their employing organizations, they also focus on the role of various kinds of intervenors and the skills they will need. Faculty teach a range of dispute resolution courses, conduct research, and usually engage in some form of conflict resolution intervention. For more information about the Programs, see the web site at www.umb.edu/disres. A more complete copy of the position description is in the binder on Laura Coleman’s desk.

CDR Associates is recruiting for two full-time professional staff positions in Boulder, Colorado. The application deadline for both positions is November 30, 2000. Successful candidates would be expected to start work early in 2001. Full job descriptions and descriptions of CDR Associates can be found on the CDR Associates website at www.mediate.org or by contacting searchcommittee@mediate.org

Program Assistant
The Program Assistant job is a full-time, paid position at an entry level. It is intended for people who have an interest and some background in Alternative Dispute Resolution and are expected to expand their expertise quickly. The job entails a wide range of activities either in support of or in teams with other CDR staff members, including research tasks, preparation of training materials, co-facilitation and recording at meetings, and assistance in developing proposals.

Program Manager
Program Managers at CDR Associates are generalists who engage in all aspects of CDR Associates service delivery: mediation/facilitation, training and consulting. This is a full-time, permanent position that requires considerable travel throughout the United States. We expect candidates for this job to demonstrate significant experience in the ADR field and to be able to "hit the ground running" as a CDR staff person.

For more information, contact Charla DiCamillo at searchcommittee@mediate.org or (303) 442-7367

Program Coordinator for Community Mediation Program, Hollywood, CA The Los Angeles County Bar Association/ Dispute Resolution Services seeks Program Coordinator to oversee its Community Mediation Program and Rainbow Mediation Program in the City of West Hollywood. Duties include outreach to local business, public service organizations and the diverse community of West Hollywood. the position requires a B.A. Degree, minimum of 3 years of case management experience, excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational skills and own transpiration. Computer competency required. Paralegal or mediation skills/ experience desirable. Bilingual ability a plus. Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Send resume and salary history to: LACBA, Attn: Director of Operations, DRS, PO Box 55020, Los Angeles, CA 90055, Fax: 213.613.1299. No telephone inquiries.