CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 17 - December 14, 2001

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

ART HINSHAW WRITES ARTICLE FOR MISSOURIAN
Art Hinshaw ('00) has written an article featured in the December 13 issue of the Columbia Missourian. His article, "Service Offers Help in Mediating Conflicts" explains about the University Campus Mediation Service and how mediation works. Art is the Director of MU's Campus Mediation Service. To read the article see the binder in 206 Hulston.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

WANT TO EARN SOME MONEY DURING THE BREAK?
There are several annual essay contests in dispute resolution and students may want to take advantage of the semester break to hone class papers into contest entries (or think about papers you might write next semester that you could submit to one of these contests). We have such great students that you should have a good chance to win. But you can't win if you don't submit an entry.

ACR / ABA-DR James Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition This essay competition is a collaboration between the Association for Conflict Resolution and the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. The competition is open to law students in all ABA accredited law schools as well as graduate and PhD students. The essay may address any aspect of dispute resolution practice, theory or research that the contestant chooses. Essays must be limited to 15-20 typewritten pages, including footnotes or endnotes. The text of the essay must be double-spaced, with 12-point font and one-inch margins. The deadline is May 15, 2002. Winners in each category will receive $1,000. For more information about the Boskey Competition including copies of last year's winning essays, see www.abanet.org/dispute/EssayComp.html, call (202) 662-1680, or e-mail dispute@abanet.org

Family Court Review Essay Contest
The Family Court Review: An InterdisciplinaryJournal sponsors an annual essay contest for essays in the area of family law. This journal often publishes articles related to dispute resolution. Rules for the current year have not yet been posted. Under last year's rules, submissions were limited to 25 double-spaced, typewritten pages and FCR made two $500 awards. Last year, the deadline was July 1. For more information, call (516) 463-5926, e-mail lawazs@hofstra.edu, or see www.hofstra.edu/Academics/Law/law_fccr.cfm.

Willamette University Center for Dispute Resolution Simulation Writing Contest The Willamette University Center for Dispute Resolution sponsors an annual simulation contest with a $500 first prize and two second prizes of $250. All entries must contain confidential information for all the parties in the problem, general instructions where applicable, and a teacher’s guide to the problem. While there are no minimum or maximum page lengths for the submissions, they advise a maximum length of 25 pages, and a minimum of five. The deadline is July 15, 2002. For more information, see www.willamette.edu/wucl/cdr2.htm, call (503) 370-6046, or e-mail sgunter@willamette.edu For copies of simulations that have won in prior years, see John Lande.

Wisconsin Association of Mediators Charles "Chic" Nichol Essay Contest The Wisconsin Association of Mediators sponsors an annual essay contest to an outstanding article on the practice of mediation. Essay contest submissions will be judged on originality and unique contribution to the field and will be published as the lead article in WAM's Mediation Journal. Articles must be no more than 20 pages in length, double-spaced, and utilize a recognized style of citation (such as APA or University of Chicago style). Font size should be no smaller than 12 point. Electronic submission is encouraged and may be sent as an attachment to wam@mailbag.com. Postal submissions may be made by submitting three copies of the article and computer disk with the text in Word or WordPerfect. The author of the winning essay will receive a $500 cash award. The deadline is Sept. 1, 2002. For more information about (WAM), see www.WAMediators.org/ or call 608-848-1970.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
PARK CITY, UTAH, JUNE 9-12 The call for proposals for the 15th Annual International Association of Conflict Management (IACM) conference is on the IACM web site: www.iacm-conflict.org The IACM conference will be held on June 9-12, 2002 in Park City, Utah. This year's conference will feature symposia designed to help foster an inter-disciplinary approach to studying negotiation, conflict, and dispute resolution. There is a special track that is devoted to understanding paradigm differences, and how each discipline's underlying assumptions about conflict and its resolution might differ. For details, see the conference web site: www.business.utah.edu/iacm2002 or the binder in 206 Hulston. Scholars and practitioners are encouraged to submit a wide range of proposals including: papers, symposia, debates, roundtable discussions, workshops, exhibits, and other innovative session formats. The deadline is February 1, 2002. Submissions and reviews will take place through e-mail to program chair Cathy Tinsley at IACM2002@msb.edu

POWERFUL LEGAL NEGOTIATION IN MISSOURI
ST. LOUIS, MARCH 20 The National Business Institute is sponsoring a one-day seminar entitled "Powerful Legal Negotiation in Missouri" in St. Louis. This is a basic- to intermediate-level course for attorneys. See www.nbi-sems.com or the binder in 206 Hulston for details on registration.

BRAZILIAN SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS ARBITRATION STATUTE
LL.M. student Carol Marinho writes to pass along the news that on December 12, the Brazilian Supreme Court declared that the Brazilian Arbitration Act is constitutional. Seven of the 11 justices voted for the Act. For more information (for the Portuguese readers anyway), see gemini.stf.gov.br/netahtml/noticias.html.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

PROFESSOR FOR BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE GRADUATE PROGRAM, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY DOMINGUEZ HILLS, CARSON, CA
California State University Dominguez Hills is seeking an associate or full professor for their Behavioral Science Graduate Program which offers master's degrees with emphases in conflict management or gerontology. A doctorate is required in one of the social sciences or a closely related field. Review of applications will begin January 28, 2002 and continue until the position is filled. For more details see the binder in 206 Hulston.

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MEDIATION SERVICES, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY
The University of Missouri-Kansas City is seeking a director of Campus Mediation Services as a half-time academic position. This individual will conduct case screening, intake and follow-up, organize record keeping and prepare statistical reports, coordinate on-going training for mediators, implement policies as determined by the Campus Mediation Committee, and manage day-to-day admin. of the campus mediation service. A bachelor's degree is a minimum qualification; a master's, PhD, or JD is preferred. The individual must have strong organizational skills as well as experience as a mediator and training in mediation techniques. Applications should include contact information for three references. Contact: Agapito Mendoza, Ph.D., Vice Provost, UMKC, 5100 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110.