The MU School of Law offers a collegial environment, reinforced by a small student body and a low faculty-student ratio. The intimacy of this setting, coupled with reasonable cost, consistently high bar passage rates, a network of alumni around the globe and access to top scholars in the legal world, make MU Law one of the best values in the nation.
PROF. JOHN LANDE QUOTED BY CHIEF JUSTICE OF CANADA
The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada, quoted Prof. John Lande’s article, How Much Justice Can We Afford?: Defining the Courts. Roles and Deciding the Appropriate Number of Trials, Settlement Signals, and Other Elements Needed to Administer Justice, 2006 Journal of Dispute Resolution 213, available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=908845. Justice McLachlin’s quote is in her article, “Judging the ‘Vanishing Trial’ in the Construction Industry,” JAMS Global Construction Solutions, vol. 3, no. 1 (Winter 2010).
PROF. JOHN LANDE SPOKE ON CHILD PROTECTION MEDIATION TO KANSAS CITY BAR COMMITTEE AND PUBLISHED ARTICLE ON COLLABORATIVE LAW
On Oct. 20, Prof. John Lande gave a talk on “Using Mediation to Improve Outcomes in Child Protection Cases” in Kansas City.The event was sponsored by the Juvenile Law Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. Prof. Lande also published “Before You Take a Collaborative Law Case: What the Ethical Rules Say About Conflicts of Interest, Client Screening, and Informed Consent” (with Forrest S. Mosten), 33 Family Advocate 31 (Fall 2010), which can be downloaded from http://ssrn.com/abstract=1689204.
PROF. RICHARD REUBEN FILES AMICUS BRIEF WITH 2ND CIRCUIT ON ARBITRATION ISSUE
Prof. Richard Reuben recently filed an amicus brief in the Second Circuit on an important arbitration issue testing a couple of recent U.S. Supreme Court cases. The case tests whether a federal district court can vacate an arbitration award if a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court eviscerates the grounds upon which the arbitrator decided the issue. They are arguing that permitting the court to engage in this kind of substantive review of an arbitration award undermines the finality of arbitration, and that, even if it was appropriate, the arbitrator’s decision complied with all legal standards at the time that it was issued and that’s all it should be held accountable for.
PROF. LEONARD RISKIN PUBLISHES LECTURE ON EMOTIONS AND MINDFULNESS
Prof. Leonard L. Riskin published “Further Beyond Reason: Emotions, the Core Concerns, and Mindfulness In Negotiation,” 10 Nevada Law Journal 289 (2010). This article explains the connection between mindfulness and the “core concerns” system developed by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro. It is based on his Saltman Lecture at the UNLV School of Law. Prof. Riskin, the Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, was formerly the director of MU’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and continues as a senior fellow of the Center
PROFESSOR STRONG SPOKE AT MCGILL UNIVERSITY IN MONTREAL
On October 4, Prof. S.I. Strong visited McGill University in Montreal, Canada, to speak on recent United States Supreme Court decisions concerning arbitration. The presentation was conducted under the auspices of a research grant provided to Prof. Strong by the International Council of Canadian Studies.
CYNTHIA ALKON PRESENTS AT CONFERENCE
Cynthia Alkon (LLM ’02) presented at the University of Oregon School of Law's Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution Fall 2010 AALS Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Conference on Oct. 15-16. Her paper was entitled, “Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Rule of Law Development Assistance to Countries in Conflict.”
JOHN BLANKENSHIP SELECTED TO ADR SECTION OF BEST LAWYERS
John Blankenship (LLM ’08) was selected and listed in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He also is included in the 2010 Edition of Nashville’s Best Lawyers.
EVA ELFENKAMPER WORKING WITH RED CROSS IN SWITZERLAND
Eva Elfenkämper (visiting student in ‘02) is now living in Geneva, Switzerland and is working with the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Division of Multilateral Organisations, Policy and Humanitarian Action. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART HINSHAW GETS MARRIED
Art Hinshaw (JD ’93, LLM ’00) recently married Sarah Selzer on October 10th in a small ceremony in Phoenix, AZ. Art is the Director of the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Sarah is a lawyer at the Phoenix law firm of Lewis & Roca. Congratulations, Art!
PAULA YOUNG WINS AWARD AND ELECTED TO BOARD OF VIRGINIA MEDIATION NETWORK
Paula M. Young (LLM ’03) won the Distinguished Mediator Award given by the Virginia Mediation Network (VMN) at its 2010 Annual Fall Training Conference held at Wintergreen Resort, Virginia. She was the first recipient of this award, which VMN plans to present annually. It recognizes a prominent member of the mediation community in Virginia who demonstrates personal and professional commitment to advancing peaceful conflict resolution. The VMN elected Prof. Young to its 12-member board of directors for a two-year period beginning October 2010. She also will serve as the co-chair of the Spring 2011 Training Conference Committee.
PINGPING ZHANG HAS BABY GIRL
Pingping Zhang (LLM ’01) and her husband, Mark, had a baby girl, Nina Zhang Baba, on Sept. 10. Nina weighed 8 lbs, 10 oz and was 21 inches. Congratulations, Pingping!
NATIONAL CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION TO SPONSOR SEVERAL EVENTS
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ODR AND CONSUMERS 2010 CONFERENCE
NOV. 2-3, VANCOUVER, CANADA
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2011 INTERNATIONAL ODR FORUM
JAN. 31-FEB. 2, CHENNAI, INDIA
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FIFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGAGING THE OTHER
NOV. 19-20, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The Fifth Annual International Conference on Engaging the Other: The Power of Compassion, will be in the San Francisco Bay Area on Nov. 19-20. For details, see www.cbiworld.org/Pages/Conferences_ETO.htm.
STAFF ATTORNEY, COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS
The Civil Appellate Mediation Program of Court of Special Appeals in Maryland seeks a staff attorney. Application deadline: Nov. 11.
FULL-TIME FACULTY, GUILFORD COLLEGE
Guilford College Peace and Conflict Studies Program seeks a full-time one-year faculty member for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012. This position includes teaching courses in mediation and conflict intervention. Application deadline: Dec. 1.
LAWYERING SKILLS POSITIONS, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, SCHOOL OF LAW
The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites applications for two full-time lawyering skills positions, to begin July 1, 2011. Application deadline: Dec. 15.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES, COLGATE UNIVERSITY
NEW YORK, NY
Colgate University’s Peace and Conflict Studies Program seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in Peace and Conflict Studies to begin Fall 2011.
ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO
NEW CAIRO, EGYPT
The American University in Cairo School of Global Affairs and Public Policy seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of assistant or associate professor beginning in Fall 2011. The position is in the Department of Public Policy and Administration in the area of international conflict resolution. Review of applications will begin in early Fall 2010 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.