CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 10, Issue 14 - February 22, 2010

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

BOB BAILEY CONDUCTS BASEBALL ARBITRATION
Bob Bailey, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Director, conducted a baseball arbitration for Sean Burnett, in Tampa, FL on Feb.18.  

PROF. JOHN LANDE INTERVIEWED BY CUTTINGEDGE LAW.COM
An interview of Prof. John Lande by Kim Wright of www.cuttingedgelaw.com has been posted on YouTube.  The interview is divided into four 5-10 minute parts. In Part 1, Prof. Lande describes how he became interested in law and dispute resolution - http://www.youtube.com/user/cuttingedgelaw#p/u/20/MFQm4ilJwsU. Part 2 discusses Cooperative and Collaborative practice - http://www.youtube.com/user/cuttingedgelaw#p/u/19/9TzvqCiCALk. In Part 3, he discusses confidentiality in ADR as well as some barriers to use of Collaborative practice - http://www.youtube.com/user/cuttingedgelaw#p/u/18/luAirgrk1H0. In Part 4, he discusses how ADR can help improve legal education - http://www.youtube.com/user/cuttingedgelaw#p/u/17/ZovM0A7ZkLI. 

PROFS. JOHN LANDE AND JEAN STERNLIGHT PUBLISH ARTICLE ON ADR IN LEGAL EDUCATION
Profs. John Lande and Jean Sternlight published The Potential Contribution of ADR to an Integrated Curriculum: Preparing Law Students for Real World Lawyering, 25 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 247 (2010). This article reviews hurdles that reformers face when trying to make significant curricular changes in legal education, highlights the special contributions that ADR can provide to legal education, and proposes a menu of potential reforms. The article can be downloaded at http://www.law.missouri.edu/lande/publications.htm. Prof. Sternlight, director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, is a senior fellow of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution.

ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION ANNUAL CONFERENCE FEATURES MU FACULTY, STAFF, AND ALUMNI
The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution annual conference will be April 7-10 in San Francisco, CA. The following people affiliated with MU will appear in the programs listed below.

Current Faculty and Staff

  • Paul Ladehoff - Effective Cross-Cultural Communication in ADR
  • Prof. John Lande - Law Professors' Shoptalk Forum: Revisiting Core Concepts
  • Prof. Ilhyung Lee - The Art and the Practice of Mediation in Hong Kong, China, and Korea
  • Prof. Richard Reuben - The Obama Administration and Collaborative Governance; and The Town Hall Meeting: Conflict, Governance, and Free Speech
  • Prof. S. I. Strong - Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration: What You Don't Know Will Hurt You (and Your Client)

Former Faculty and Senior Fellows of the Center

  • Prof. Bobbi McAdoo - A Web of Learning Opportunities: How ADR Programs Can Weave Together Legal Instruction, Research, and Services to the Community
  • Prof. Leonard L. Riskin - Party Participation in Mediation: The Desire to be Heard, Not Just Seen; and Finding the Appropriate Problem Definition in Mediation
  • Prof. Jean R. Sternlight - An In-Depth Look at Class-Action Arbitrations in the Consumer and Employment Contexts; Whether, When and How Representation in Mediation Matters; and Law Professors' Shoptalk Forum: Revisiting Core Concepts

LLM Alumni

  • Nivedita Gutta (LLM '06) - Transparent Mediation - Giving Away Our Strategies?
  • Prof. Art Hinshaw (JD '93, LLM '00) - Attorney Negotiation Ethics and the Real World
  • James Reeves (LLM '04) - Mudslinging, Manners and Mediators
  • Mary Ellen Reimund (LLM '00) - All Criminal Mediation Is Not Created Equal: A Continuum – Restorative Justice to Case Management Mediation
  • Sukhsimranjit Singh (LLM '06) (plus Sukh's wife, Baldeep Basraon) - Effective Cross-Cultural Communication in ADR
  • Jane Smith (JD '80, LLM '02) - “Whiskey is for Drinking and Water is for Fighting” - Does Mediation Work in Large Scale Water Disputes?
  • Prof. Paula M. Young (LLM '03) - Ethical Quandaries in Mediation
  • Christine Harris Taylor (LLM '03) - Teaching At The Table - Assisting the Parties in Being Better Negotiators
Prof. Richard Reuben was a member of the conference program committee and Prof. Art Hinshaw was on the planning committee for the Legal Educators Colloquium.

Hopefully, we didn't omit anyone. If we did, please accept our apologies and let us know so that we can include you in the next issue. To view the program brochure, see http://www.abanet.org/dispute/conference/2010/. To receive the lowest rates, one must register by March 8. There is a discount rate for full-time students. 

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

HARVARD NEGOTIATION LAW REVIEW SYMPOSIUM ON “THE NEGOTIATION WITHIN”
FEB. 27, HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
The Harvard Negotiation Law Review will hold its 2010 symposium, “The Negotiation Within,” on Feb. 27 at Harvard Law School.  Prof. Leonard L. Riskin, a senior fellow of the Center, will be one of the panelists. For more information, see http://www.hnlr.org/?page_id=540.

MEDIATION BEYOND BORDERS THIRD ANNUAL CONGRESS
MARCH 5-7, WASHINGTON, DC
Mediation Beyond Borders is sponsoring its Second Annual Congress on March 5-7, in Washington, DC. For details, see http://www.mediatorsbeyondborders.org/what/congress.shtml.

SYMPOSIUM ON AMERICAN JUSTICE AT THE CROSSROADS
APRIL 15, MALIBU, CA
The Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution American Justice symposium will address reform of litigation and arbitration, among other topics. For details, see http://law.pepperdine.edu/dispute-resolution-law-journal/symposia/.

FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE ARBITRATION SYMPOSIUM
MAY 14, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service is sponsoring its 31st arbitration symposium. For details, see http://www.fmcs.gov/internet/calendarDetail.asp?date=5/15/2010&eventCat=all&eventID=519&categoryID=40.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACULTY POSITION, APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW
GRUNDY, VA
The Appalachian School of Law seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member beginning August 2010. Their curricular needs include: dispute resolution survey, appellate advocacy, advanced negotiation, and client interviewing and counseling courses. For more information, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.

THREE POSITIONS, PROGRAM MANAGER, CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND  MITIGATION
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
SANA'A, YEMEN
HARGEISA, SOMALIA
Mercy Corps is seeking three program manager, conflict management, and mitigation positions for three different locations. For more information about these positions, see http://www.mercycorps.org/jobs.

DIRECTOR OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION, DEPAUL UNIVERSITY
NORTHERN IRAQ
The International Human Rights Center in the DePaul University College of Law seeks a director of conflict resolution to manage activities and Iraqi staff and consultants for NGO programming related to a large project conducted through 2011. For more information, see https://jobs-depaul.icims.com/jobs/16111/job?sn=Indeed.