CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 3, Issue 23 - February 28, 2003

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

KARRÉN PRASIFKA WILL BE BROWNBAG GUEST TALKING ABOUT ADR IN BANKRUPTCY CASES
MON., MARCH 3, 3 PM, ROOM 109 Karrén Prasifka will be our guest in a brownbag conversation on Monday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in Room 109. She is a 1985 MU law grad and currently is a consultant in association with the New York restructure / crisis management firm of Walker, Truesdell, Radick & Associates. She served in key management roles in three of the largest retail Chapter 11 bankruptcies in the past ten years, including the K-Mart $17 billion Chapter 11 reorganization, Venture Stores bankruptcy, and the Service Merchandise Chapter 11. She initiated and implemented court-approved mediation procedures to liquidate more than 5,000 bankruptcy claims for Service Merchandise and Venture. She acted as a consultant for the two K-Mart mediation programs created to liquidate more than 45,000 claims. Before working on these cases, she was an attorney with Bryan Cave in St. Louis, regional ADR coordinator for the Resolution Trust Corporation, and a clerk for the Honorable William A. Knox. Cookies will be provided.

PROF. CARRIE MENKEL-MEADOW TO GIVE LECTURE
THURS., MARCH 6, 5 PM, ROOM 112 (COURTROOM) On Thursday, March 6 at 5 p.m. Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow will On Thursday, March 6 at 5 p.m. Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow will give a lecture in the courtroom (Room 112) entitled "Correspondences and Contradictions in International and Domestic Conflict Resolution: Lessons from General Theory and Varied Contexts." This talk will examine similarities and differences between how the subjects of dispute resolution and conflict theory are handled domestically in the U.S. and how they are treated internationally. Professor Menkel-Meadow will argue that while each field can learn from the other, errors of analysis are also made when we change contexts and levels of analysis without adequate recognition of the importance of some of these differences. She is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center and Director of the Georgetown Hewlett Fellowship Program in Conflict Resolution and Problem-Solving. She is one of the world's foremost dispute resolution experts, has won numerous awards for her writing, and is widely-regarded as a terrific lecturer. The lecture is free and will be followed by a reception in Room 204.

VALERIE HOWARD BURKE WILL BE A BROWNBAG GUEST TALKING ABOUT VICTIM-OFFENDER MEDIATION
MON., MARCH 10, 3 PM, ROOM 109 Valerie Howard Burke will be our guest in a brownbag conversation on Monday, March 10, at 3 p.m. in Room 109. More information will be provided in a future newsletter. Cookies will be provided.

AUTHOR BARRY WERTH HEADS PANEL AT LAW SCHOOL
FRI., APRIL 11, 1-3 PM, ROOM 112 (COURTROOM) On Fri., April 11, 1-3 p.m., Barry Werth will head a panel discussion on his book, Damages in connection with the course focusing on the book. The book describes an actual medical malpractice case from the perspectives of the attorneys and parties and includes accounts of two mediations. The discussion will take place in the courtroom, Room 112. All are invited to attend.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

CALL FOR PAPERS: SECOND ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE PEACE AND JUSTICE STUDIES ASSOCIATION
OCT. 9-12, OLYMPIA, WA The Peace and Justice Studies Association is holding its second annual conference at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA on Oct. 9-12. This year’s conference is entitled "Fostering Alternatives to Violence" and will focus on the work of peace educators, researchers, and activists who foster alternatives to violence in homes, schools, communities and national and international arenas. To submit a paper, send a short abstract (no more than 100 words) to pjsa@evergreen.edu indicating "2003 Conference" in the subject line. Presenters must be members of the Peace and Justice Studies Association. The deadline for proposal submission is May 1.

INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION CONFERENCE
MAY 8-18, ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA The 11th Annual International Conference on Conflict Resolution, "Sharing Tools for Personal/Global Harmony" will be held May 8-18 in St. Petersburg, Russia. This is a joint U.S./Russian sponsored event focusing on all aspects of conflict transformation, from the intrapersonal - to the interpersonal - to relationships between groups, organizations, cultures, and societies - and ultimately between us and other species. The conference is sponsored by the Common Bond Institute (USA) and HARMONY Institute (RUSSIA), in cooperation with the Association for Humanistic Psychology. For more information, call (269) 665-9393, or send e-mail to solweean@aol.com.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

DIRECTOR, MEDIATION AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, WOODBURY COLLEGE
MONTPELIER, VT Woodbury College is seeking a director for its Program in Mediation and Conflict Management. Coursework in this program is designed for people who want to become professional mediators and for those who want to learn how to deal effectively with conflict in their own workplaces, communities, and social settings. The ideal candidate has mediation and conflict management skills, administrative experience, and demonstrated abilities to teach and advise adult learners. Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume by March 14. For further information, see the binder in 206 Hulston, call (802) 229-0516, or see the web site.