CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 10, Issue 21 - June 23, 2010

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. PHILIP HARTER RETIRES
Prof. Philip J. Harter retired at the end of this academic year. He has been on the MU faculty since 2003. For more information about his career, see http://law.missouri.edu/faculty/directory/harterp.html. Best wishes, Phil!

PROF. JOHN LANDE PUBLISHES ARTICLE ABOUT SCREENING AND INFORMED CONSENT IN COLLABORATIVE LAW
Prof. John Lande published “Collaborative Lawyers' Duties to Screen the Appropriateness of Collaborative Law and Obtain Clients' Informed Consent to Use Collaborative Law” (with Forrest S. Mosten), 25 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 347 (2010).  This article reviews ethical rules and opinions as well as books and websites by practitioners to identify lawyers’ duties to screen potential Collaborative cases for appropriateness and obtain clients’ informed consent to use the process.  It can be downloaded at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1373165.

PROF. RICHARD REUBEN COMMENTS ON SUPREME COURT NOMINATION
Prof. Richard Reuben has commented on Elena Kagan’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court in an MU press release shown here http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2010/0510-kagan%e2%80%99s-experience-qualifies-her-for-supreme-court-mu-expert-says/ and on KOMU.

PROF. STACIE STRONG ARTICLE CITED
Prof. Stacie Strong’s article, “Jurisdictional Discovery in United States Federal Courts,” 67 Washington & Lee Law Review 489 (2010) was cited in Pretka v. Kolter City Plaza II, Inc., __ F.3d. __, 2010 WL 2278358 (11th Cir. 2010). To see the article, go to http://law.wlu.edu/deptimages/Law%20Review/67-2Strong.pdf.

MU REPRESENTED AT GOVERNOR’S MEDIATION MONTH CEREMONY
On March 17, 2010 Governor Jay Nixon signed a proclamation declaring April as mediation month in Missouri. Prof. Jim Levin, Paul Ladehoff, and Stephen Stark (LLM ’00) attended the event.

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

LLM PROGRAM CELEBRATES TENTH ANNIVERSARY
This year, the LLM Program graduated its tenth class of students. The Class of 2000 graduated on May 6, 2000 and included Art Hinshaw, Mary Ellen Reimund, Donna Pavlick, Gerardo Pico, Stephen Stark, and Lewanda VanPelt. Congratulations to this and all our classes.

JOHN BLANKENSHIP PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON OPENING STATEMENTS IN MEDIATION
John T. Blankenship
(LLM ’08) published “The Vitality Of The Opening Statement In Mediation: A Jumping-Off Point To Consider The Process Of Mediation,” 9 Appalachian Journal of Law 165 (2010). He reports the results of an informal poll about the value of opening statements, which suggested the importance of flexibility in the use of opening statements and mediation generally. This article is based on papers written in the LLM Program.

LOVALERIE MULLINS PUBLISHES ARTICLE ABOUT EMPLOYMENT MEDIATION
LoValerie Mullins (LLM ’07) published “Employees Losing Power, Losing Jobs: Making the Case for Mediating Power in the Era of Buy-Ins and Bailouts,” 10 Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal 523 (2010). In this article, she advocates for dispute resolution processes that can manage power disparities in modern “boundaryless” employment. This article is adapted from her LLM Major Research Project.

DAXTON “CHIP” STEWART PUBLISHES ARTICLE ABOUT FREEDOM OF INFORMATION OMBUDS STUDY
Daxton R. "Chip" Stewart (LLM ’07, PhD ’09) published “Designing A Public Access Ombuds Office: A Case Study Of Virginia's Freedom Of Information Advisory Council,” 9 Appalachian Journal of Law 217 (2010). In this case study, he found that a quasi-ombuds operation was successful because it followed principles of dispute systems design. This article was based on his doctoral dissertation in his LLM-PhD program.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION TELECONFERENCE ON SUPREME COURT ARBITRATION UPDATE
TUES., JULY 20, 12:00 – 1:15 PM EASTERN TIME
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is sponsoring a teleconference, “Jackson v. Rent-A-Center Raises Unconscionability Challenges:  Who Decides What, the Court or the Arbitrator, and Why Does it Matter?

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR AALS DISPUTE RESOLUTION WORKS-IN-PROGRESS CONFERENCE
The annual AALS Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Conference will be held at the University of Oregon on Oct. 15-16.  For more information, see http://adr.uoregon.edu/2010WIPconference/. Proposal submission deadline: Aug. 1.

WERNER INSTITUTE AT CREIGHTON LAW SCHOOL LAUNCHES ADRHUB.COM NETWORK
The Werner Institute at Creighton Law School launched the adrhub.com network for ADR practitioners, academics, and students.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR, RELIGION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION, TANENBAUM RELIGION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROGRAM
NEW YORK, NY
Tanenbaum Religion and Conflict Resolution Program seeks an assistant program director.

OMBUDSMAN, THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
LOUISVILLE, KY
The University of Louisville seeks a part-time (80% FTE) ombudsman.

VOLUNTEER FACILITATORS, AMERICASPEAKS
On June 26, thousands of Americans across the country will participate in the AmericaSpeaks: Our Budget, Our Economy National Town Meeting. This will take place in locations all across the country.  Skilled volunteer table facilitators will be needed for the success of this meeting.  For information, see http://usabudgetdiscussion.org/facilitators/.

DIRECTOR OF ONLINE ENGAGEMENT AND PARTICIPATION, AMERICASPEAKS
WASHINGTON, DC
AmericaSpeaks seeks a director of online engagement.

MEDIATOR / INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, FAMILY LAW MEDIATION FIRM
LOS GATOS, CA
There is an opening for an attorney-mediator (independent contractor) at Family Law Mediation. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.