CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 9 - October 10, 2001

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

STANFORD PROFESSOR DEBORAH HENSLER WILL GIVE THE ANNUAL LECTURE ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION, OCT. 18
Stanford Law School Professor Deborah Hensler will give the Annual Lecture on Dispute Resolution on Thursday, October 18 at 1 PM. The lecture will be in the Courtroom (Room 112) and will be followed by a reception in the Faculty Lounge (Room 204). The lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and the Journal of Dispute Resolution, which will publish it as the lead article in a symposium.

The title of Professor Hensler's lecture is "Suppose Its Not True: Challenging Mediation Ideology." Analyzing the empirical literature, she considers the degree to which mediation as practiced in civil courts today offers features that litigants value highly. Please join us for this provocative presentation. All are welcome.

Deborah Hensler is the Director of the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation and the Judge John W. Ford Professor of Dispute Resolution at Stanford Law School. Dr. Hensler joined Stanford from the Institute for Civil Justice at RAND and the University of Southern California Law School. At RAND, she directed the Institute for five years, and prior to that served as its research director. Her RAND research focused on dispute resolution in ordinary and complex civil litigation. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973, and her A.B., summa cum laude, from Hunter College in 1963.

FALL BROWNBAG SCHEDULE
This fall, CSDR will sponsor two more brownbag lunch sessions. These brownbags will be conversations with dispute resolution practitioners, administrators, and planners. The brownbags will be on Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30 in Room 3. All are welcome.

October 22: Sarah J. Read, of counsel, Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood

November 5: Kathleen Bird, Director, Office of Dispute Resolution Services, Seventh Judicial Circuit of Missouri

LL.M. GRAD, ALEXANDRIA ZYLSTRA, RECEIVES RECOGNITION FROM ABA DR SECTION
Andria Zylstra ('01) received Honorable Mention in the 2001 James Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. She was recognized for her paper, "Good Faith Requirements in Mandatory Family Mediations: Process Protection or Potential Disaster?" Andria originally wrote this paper for Dispute Resolution I (now called Advanced Survey of Dispute Resolution) and revised it for independent study credit. Great job Andria!

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

FINAL STYLED DRAFT OF UNIFORM MEDIATION ACT IS ONLINE
The final "styled" draft of the Uniform Mediation Act is online at www.pon.harvard.edu/guests/uma/ and www.law.upenn.edu/bll/ulc/ulc_frame.htm.

VICTIM OFFENDER MEDIATION ASSOCIATION TRAINING INSTITUTE
Portland, OR, Oct. 22- 26 Myrlie Evers-Williams, the first woman to serve as chair of the NAACP and widow of civil rights activist, Medgar Evers will deliver the keynote address at the 18th Annual VOMA (Victim Offender Mediation Association) International Training Institute and Conference October 22-26, 2001 in Portland Oregon. Visit the VOMA web site at www.VOMA.org, contact the administrative offices of VOMA at 612-874-0570 or e-mail at voma@voma.org for more information and registration materials.

ACR ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SECTION CONFERENCE
Atlanta, GA, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 The Association for Conflict Resolution Organizational Conflict Management Section Conference will be held in Atlanta, GA, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2001. The conference program has been designed to offer attendees numerous opportunities for networking, idea exchanges, theory discussion, and an in-depth look at issues involving "Open Space Technology." For more information, see acresolution.org/research.nsf/key/conferences or contact Erin Weiss at 202-667-9700, ext. 210, or eweiss@acresolution.org.

ACR FAMILY SECTION CONFERENCE
Savannah, GA, Feb. 28-Mar. 2 The ACR Family Section Conference, "Many Faces of Family Mediation," will be held in Savannah, GA, Feb. 28-Mar. 2, 2002. Carla Garrity and Mitch Barris, authors of "Children of Divorce," "Caught in the Middle," and the recent publication "Working with High-Conflict Families in Divorce - A Guide for Professionals," will offer the keynote address. The conference will feature mock mediations with expert mediators. For more information, see www.acresolution.org/research.nsf/key/conferences.

VIRGINIA MEDIATION NETWORK'S TRAINING CONFERENCE
Richmond, VA, Oct. 28-30 The Virginia Mediation Network's 15th Annual Fall Training Conference will be held Oct. 28-30, 2001, in Richmond, VA. Michael Lang will conduct the Opening Session "'Quality' Mediation: What is it? How do we achieve it?" and also offer a workshop "Developing Excellence in Practice." Deborah Kolb, the plenary speaker, will discuss "The Shadow Negotiation." For more information, contact the VMN Administrative Office at (804) 285-3373 or see www.vamediation.org.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR FEDERAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE
Desert Springs, CA, Aug. 18-22, 2002 The Federal Dispute Resolution (FDR) Conference is now accepting proposals for 1 hour, 3-hour and 6-hour presentations and workshops for its 17th annual conference, which will be held in Desert Springs, CA, Aug. 18-22, 2002. The FDR Conference, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization that holds an annual conference to update over 1,000 federal employees on new laws, pending regulations and the latest techniques in dispute resolution, human resources, management, and related fields. Proposals are due Nov. 2, 2001. For more information and to download a workshop proposal form, go to the FDR web site at www.fdr-conference.org.

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Ottawa, Ontario, Feb. 1, 2002 The 11th annual symposium on Conflict Resolution will be held on Fri., Feb. 1, 2002, in Ottawa, Ontario. This year's theme is "Visions for Justice." Abstracts must be submitted by Fri., Nov. 15, 2001. Potential topic areas are:

International Conflict - Cross Cultural Interventions
Ethnic and Religious Conflict - Restorative Justice
Best Practices - Conflict in the Workplace
Family and Divorce Mediation - Public Consultations
Civil and Commercial ADR > System Design
Community-Based Conflict Resolution
For more details, see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in 206 Hulston.