CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 10, Issue 3 - September 29, 2009

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

ANNUAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION SYMPOSIUM
THE “CREEPING LEGALISM” OF LABOR ARBITRATION
OCT. 9, MU LAW SCHOOL
The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is sponsoring a symposium that seeks to reignite the discussion on the legalization of labor arbitration. Prof. Rafael Gely has organized this event to be held on Fri., Oct. 9 in Hulston Hall. Prof. Richard Reuben and Prof. S.I. Strong will serve as moderators for the two panels. For details on this event, see http://law.missouri.edu/csdr/symposium/labor09/. Opening remarks and the keynote speaker will be in room 7 and the two subsequent panels will be in room 112 (the Courtroom).

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

JANET THOMPSON WROTE ARTICLE ON LAWYER-TO-LAWYER DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM
Janet M. Thompson (JD '84, LLM '02) wrote an article entitled, “It Need Not Be ‘The War of the Roses',” in the Summer 2009 issue of Precedent, the magazine of the Missouri Bar Association. The article describes the Bar's Lawyer-to-Lawyer Dispute Resolution Program, which resolves complaints about financial, property, or professional matters arising among lawyers that are not related to lawyer-client relationships. Janet is a member of the program's oversight committee.

PAULA YOUNG QUOTED ABOUT MEDIATION ETHICS OPINION SHE DRAFTED
Paula Young (LL.M. '03) was quoted in the July/August 2009 issue of the Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation in a story entitled: “The Reveal: ABA Ethics Opinion Highlights Civil Practice Mediator Confidentiality.” Paula was interviewed because she wrote several drafts of the ethics opinion issued by the Standing Committee on Mediator Ethical Guidance of the ABA's Section of Dispute Resolution. She has drafted four of the seven advisory opinions issued by the committee that interpret the revised Model Standards of Conduct.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

CONFERENCE ON ADR AND BANKRUPTCY
OCT. 2, QUEENS, NY
On Oct. 2, the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, in conjunction with the Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution and the Bankruptcy Policy Institute of St. John's University School of Law, is sponsoring a conference “ADR Meets Bankruptcy: Cross-Purposes or Cross-Pollination.”

CONFERENCE ON “ENGAGING THE OTHER”
NOV. 12-15, SAN MATEO, CA
The Common Bond Institute is sponsoring its fourth annual conference, “Engaging the Other” The Power of Compassion, on Nov. 12-15.

INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE TRAINING
NOV. 13-14, ST. LOUIS, MO
The Collaborative Family Law Association is sponsoring an interdisciplinary collaborative divorce training on Nov. 13-14 at the St. Louis University School of Law. For details, contact Barbara Koppe at (314) 495-8380 or email her at collabtraining@me.com.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SALISBURY UNIVERSITY
SALISBURY, MD
Salisbury University's Department of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with a PhD. For details, see http://www.salisbury.edu/HR/Jobs/job_list.asp. Applications received by Oct. 30 will be given first consideration.

OMBUDSPERSON, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA
The University of Calgary seeks an ombudsperson in the Student and Enrollment Services Department. For details, see http://www.ucalgary.ca/hr/careers/careers_search. The job ID is 7869.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONSULTANT, BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU OF CENTRAL/NORTHERN/WESTERN ARIZONA
PHOENIX, AZ

The Better Business Bureau of Central/Northern/Western Arizona seeks a dispute resolution consultant to promote the use of mediation, conciliation and/or arbitration services to resolve disputes and negotiations between consumers and businesses. For details, see http://central-northern-western-arizona.bbb.org/dispute-resolution-consultant/.