CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 23 - February 15, 2002

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The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and the LL.M. Program will sponsor three more brownbag lunch sessions this semester. These will be conversations with dispute resolution scholars, practitioners, administrators, and planners. The brownbags will be on Mondays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 3. (These sessions will be at an unusual time to accommodate LL.M. students, many of whom have a break between classes from 1 to 3.) Cookies will be provided. All are welcome.

Feb. 25: Julie Macfarlane, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor (Canada) and Co-Director, LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Osgoode Hall Law School (Canada)

Julie Macfarlane devotes half her time to her academic work and half to her consulting practice which offers conflict resolution service, training, facilitation and systems design for a range of public and private sector clients. Her most recent books are Rethinking Disputes: The Mediation Alternative (1997), an edited collection of 15 essays on mediation practice, and Dispute Resolution: Readings and Case Studies (1999). She recently published "Why Do People Settle?," 46 McGill L.J. 663 (2000) (see http://journal.law.mcgill.ca/abs/463macfa.htm) and completed a report entitled "Culture Change? Commercial Litigators and the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program" for the Law Commission of Canada. She is beginning a multi-year project for the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada on the development of collaborative lawyering networks in Canada and the United States. She earned an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from the University of the South Bank. For more information about her, see http://zeus.uwindsor.ca/mediation/Biographies.htm. For information about the Osgoode Hall LL.M. Program, see http://www.law.yorku.ca/pdp/llm/llmspec_b.htm.

March 11: Rebecca T. Magruder, private mediator and attorney

March 18: Kathleen Bird, Director, Office of Dispute Resolution Services, Seventh Judicial Circuit of Missouri


ADR CYBERWEEK 2002 FEB. 25 - MARCH 1 The Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution is sponsoring its fourth ADR Cyberweek February 25 - March 1, 2002. Cyberweek is a free all-online conference in which there are opportunities to participate in discussions, simulations, demonstrations, and other activities involving the use and potential use of technology and the Internet in dispute resolution arenas of all kinds. Further information is available at http://www.ombuds.org/cyberweek2002 and the registration form is accessible on the web site.


This is a full-time position responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization, in accordance with the organizational mission, with Board policy and direction. The Executive Director shall play an active role in policy development, implementation, and review and will work in collaboration with the Center’s Board of Directors in the development and function of the board and its committees, its oversight of organizational activities. Application deadline February 22, 2002. Send resume and letter to Darlene Alt via e-mail at dalt@ealaw.com or via postal service to: Darlene Alt, 2800 Financial Plaza, 26th floor Providence, RI 02903-2499.