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PROF. RAFAEL GELY APPOINTED ASSOCIATE DEAN
Prof. Rafael Gely has been appointed as the new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Law School. The position was vacated by the death of Dean James Devine. Dean Gely will be in his third year of teaching at MU.
PROF. JOHN LANDE WRITES ARTICLES ABOUT FRANCHISING DISPUTES AND COLLABORATIVE LAW AND WILL GIVE CLE IN SPRINGFIELD
Prof. John Lande published “Can We Resolve Franchise Disputes Faster, Cheaper and Better?” (with Steven K. Fedder and Peter R. Silverman), LJN’s Franchising Business & Law Alert 1 (July 2010). He also published ”The Uniform Collaborative Law Act’s Contribution To Informed Client Decision Making In Choosing A Dispute Resolution Process” (with Forrest S. Mosten), 38 Hofstra Law Review 611 (2009). On Aug. 25, he will give a presentation to the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association at 1:30 pm about planned early negotiation.
PROFS. LEE, REUBEN, AND STRONG TEACH ABROAD; PAUL LADEHOFF ADMINISTERS NEW MU LAW SUMMER ACADEMY IN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION
Prof. Ilhyung Lee, Prof. Richard Reuben, and Prof. S.I. Strong taught in the 2010 Summer Academy in International Commercial Arbitration. Co-sponsored with the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) and based in Linz, Austria, portions of the program were conducted in Vienna, Salzburg, Budapest, Passau, Venice, and Dubrovnik. There were 36 student participants including 5 students from JKU, 24 from Georgia State University, 2 from MU, 2 from University of Phoenix, and 1 each from Barry – New Mexico, Florida Coastal, and San Diego. Founded 15 years ago by Prof. E.R. (Ray) Lanier of the Georgia State University College of Law, the program is being transferred to MU as Prof. Lanier takes emeritus status. The MU School of Law’s vision is to keep International Commercial Arbitration at the program’s core while broadening the focus to encompass additional aspects of dispute resolution in international commerce, including courses taught by faculty outside the CSDR. Paul Ladehoff, director of training programs and director of the Campus Mediation Service, will provide program administration and on-site coordination.
PROF. RICHARD REUBEN TO SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON REINVENTING GOVERNANCE AND WAS RECENTLY QUOTED ON NPR
Prof. Richard Reuben will speak at a conference entitled, “Reinventing Governance,” sponsored by the Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration, and Creative Governance at the University of Colorado. The conference is Oct. 8-10 in Boulder, CO. Prof. Reuben was quoted on National Public Radio, on July 27, regarding the issue of preemption and Proposition C.
PROF. S.I. STRONG PUBLISHES ARTICLES ON INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION AND RECEIVES FELLOWSHIP
Prof. S.I. Strong is publishing two new articles on international commercial arbitration including “Research in International Commercial Arbitration: Special Skills, Special Sources,” 20 American Review of International Arbitration 119 (2009) that describes how experienced advocates and arbitrators research and present legal arguments in international commercial arbitrations. The other article is “From Class to Collective: The De-Americanization of Class Arbitration,” 26 Arbitration International (forthcoming 2010) and analyzes possible objections to enforcement of collective awards under the New York Convention. Prof. Strong has been named as the Henry G. Schermers Fellow for 2011-2012 by The Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law and The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Fellowship brings prominent senior scholars in law and the social sciences to The Hague to work on research of international importance.
LL.M. PROGRAM WELCOMES NEW CLASS OF STUDENTS
The LL.M. Program welcomes its new and continuing students for the start of its twelfth academic year. This is another very experienced, talented, exciting, and diverse group of people. This is one of the largest entering classes since the Program began, with 15 new students in addition to six continuing students. This class includes students from China, Israel, South Africa, and Thailand. Biographies of this year's class are posted at http://law.missouri.edu/csdr/llm/current-students.html. Welcome all!
RANDOLPH HOERSCHGEN TAKES POSITION AS MEDIATOR FOR US EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION
LLM student Randy Hoerschgen is starting a new position as a mediator for the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Congratulations, Randy!
LYNN MALLEY BUSY WITH SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Lynn Malley (JD '84, LLM '03) spoke in the Spring at the US Soldiers' Foundation in Monroe, LA, about the cross-cultural challenges faced by civilians supporting military families living in local communities. While there, she also was interviewed on the morning show of the local TV station about these challenges. She also made presentations at several colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY) on military/civilian cross-cultural opportunities when service members return to higher education after one or more deployments. Also in June, she consulted with the South Carolina Operation: Military Kids program and provided the daily Deliberative Dialogue component for their Teen Voices Camp. She serves as a state committee member and volunteer ombudsman for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Department of Defense agency that informs both employers and service members about their rights and responsibilities and provides mediation.
JAMES REEVES AND STEPHEN STARK WILL SPEAK AT ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS CONFERENCE
At the annual conference of the Association of Missouri Mediators, James Reeves (LLM ’04) will speak about advocacy in civil mediation when things get personal and Stephen Stark (JD ’86, LLM ’00) will lead a workshop on application of mediation in elder issues and estate planning. The conference will take place in Kansas City on Oct. 22. For more information, see http://www.mediate.com/amm/pg42.cfm.
DONGDONG SONG ACCEPTS INTERNSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTER
Dongdong Song (LLM ’10) is an intern with the National Conflict Resolution Center in San Diego through November. The NCRC is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 by the University of San Diego Law Center and the San Diego County Bar Association
CHIP STEWART PUBLISHES ARTICLE ABOUT ENFORCEMENT OF PUBLIC ACCESS LAWS
Daxton R. "Chip" Stewart (LLM ’07, PhD ’09), published “Let The Sunshine In, Or Else: An Examination Of The ‘Teeth’ Of State And Federal Open Meetings And Open Records Laws,” 15 Communication Law and Policy 265 (2010). This article analyzes enforcement provisions of public access laws in the US, finds that legal remedies are generally ineffective, and recommends improvements including alternatives to litigation.
MISSOURI BAR ADR CONFERENCE CANCELLED
The Missouri Bar Association’s ADR Committee’s “Lawyers as Problem Solvers: An Advanced ADR Conference” that was scheduled for Fri., Sept. 10 has been cancelled.
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDIATORS CONFERENCE
OCT. 21-23, NASHVILLE, TN
The International Academy of Mediators is holding a conference on Oct. 21-23 in Nashville, TN. For more information, see http://iamed.org/pdf/IAMNashvilleBrochure.pdf.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CONFLICT MANAGEMENT, KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
The Political Science and International Affairs department seeks a tenure-track assistant professor for its Master of Science in Conflict Management program. Application deadline: Oct. 1.
OMBUDS / MEDIATOR, KAISER PERMANENTE
Kaiser Permanente seeks an ombuds/mediator.
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT TRAINER AND CONSULTANT, META-CULTURE CONSULTING
Meta-Culture Consulting seeks a conflict management trainer and consultant. For details on this position, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.