CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 3, Issue 28 - April 24, 2003

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

LL.M. PROGRAM ADMITS TWENTY STUDENTS FOR NEXT YEAR
The LL.M. Admissions Committee met recently and decided to admit 16 more students for next year’s class. This includes 2 part-time and 14 full-time students. These are in addition to the 3 full-time and 1 part-time student admitted earlier. As usual, the Program attracted a very exciting and diverse group of applicants and the new group of LL.M. students will bring a rich set of experiences. Watch this space for more information about the new class in future editions of the e-newsletter. We welcome into our LL.M. "family" the newly admitted students who are now starting to receive this e-newsletter.

PROF. STERNLIGHT RECEIVES AWARD
Prof. Jean Sternlight was awarded the Excellence in Education Award by the University of Missouri-Columbia Division of Student Affairs. There will be a reception in honor of the awardees from 4:30 -6:00 pm on Wed., April 30 in the Great Room of the Reynolds Alumni Center. Congratulations Jean!

LL.M. STUDENT PAMELA MAFABI RECEIVES FELLOWSHIP
LL.M. student Pamela Mafabi (’03) has been accepted for a fellowship in June at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C. as a Visiting Foreign Judicial Fellow. She will work with Donna Stienstra, who many LL.M. students have met during her visits to the Program. Pamela is a judge in Uganda who is here on a Ford Foundation Fellowship. Congratulations Pamela!

LL.M. STUDENT, LYNN MALLEY INDUCTED INTO ROLLINS SOCIETY
LL.M. student Lynn Malley (’03) has been selected as an inductee into the Rollins Society. A breakfast in the inductees’ honor was held on April 11 at the University Club. Established in 1994 by the Graduate-Professional Council, the Rollins Society recognizes graduate and professional students at the University of Missouri-Columbia who have significantly advanced the well being of self-defined communities beyond the scope of their academic work. Congratulations Lynn!

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR ABA LAWYER AS PROBLEM SOLVER AWARD
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is soliciting nominations for the American Bar Association Lawyer as Problem Solver Award. The award will be given to a member of the legal profession who has exhibited extraordinary skill in either promoting the concept of the lawyer as problem-solver or resolving individual, institutional, community, state, national, or international problems. Recipients will be acknowledged for their use or promotion of collaboration, negotiation, mediation, counseling, decision-making, and problem-solving skills to help parties resolve a problem in a creative and novel way. For a nomination form, call (202) 662-1680 or see the web site. Nominations are due by May 1.

SUMMER COURSES PROGRAM, INSTITUTE FOR CREATIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION
MAY 11- JUNE 20, SYRACUSE, NY The Institute for Creative Conflict Resolution at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is offering the summer courses in one-week increments from May 11 to June 20. For more information call (315) 443-2367.

AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION
MAY 22, ST. LOUIS The American Arbitration Association is offering "Ethics in ADR" presented by Prof. Susan Fitzgibbon of St. Louis University from 9 to 11 am on Thurs., May 22. This will take place at the AAA, 100 N. Broadway, Suite 1820, St. Louis, MO. Call Jennifer Romano at (314) 621-7175 for more information.

CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION ACROSS CULTURES PROGRAMS IN PEACEBUILDING
JUNE 2-20, BRATTLEBORO, VT The School for International Training will hold its Summer Peacebuilding Institute in June 2003. For more information about the Institute and graduate certificate programs, call toll-free in the U.S. (800) 257-7751, ext. 3433 or send e-mail to contact@sit.edu. The application deadline for the Institute was April 10, but there may still be space available.

TRAINING ON ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTION TOOLS
JUNE 6-7, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL The Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University is hosting a weekend workshop on consulting work. The workshop will be presented by Dr. Neil Katz, director of training and organizational development at the Executive Education Programs of the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. For more information, see the web site or call Natasha Rider at (800) 262-7978.

ABA INTERNATIONAL ADR CONFERENCE
SEPT. 12, WASHINGTON, DC The ABA Section on Dispute Resolution will host a one-day conference, "International Dispute Resolution By the Rules: Opportunities in Mediation and Arbitration" on Fri., Sept. 12 in Washington, DC. For more information see the web site, call (202) 662-1680, or e-mail to dispute@abanet.org.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEDIATOR, DOMESTIC COURT SERVICES, KANSAS
The Domestic Court Services in Johnson County, Kansas is seeking a full-time mediator with experience with kids, families, divorce dynamics, and mediation. The position starts in early June 2003. If interested, contact Gary Kretchmer at (913) 324-6937 as soon as possible.

COORDINATOR FOR WORKPLACE ADR PROGRAMS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
WASHINGTON, DC This U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution is seeking a coordinator for its Workplace ADR Program to develop policies and guidance on the appropriate use of ADR and to lead the efforts to design and implement an integrated conflict management system. For more information, see the web site listing or call Roxie DeAngelis at (703) 787-1446. Application deadline: May 2.

AMERICORPS VISTA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY IN COMMUNITY MEDIATION
NORFOLK-VIRGINIA BEACH, VA The DSC Community Mediation Center is a non-profit agency that provides education and services for families, youth, organizations, and community groups to enhance their capacity to resolve, reduce, and prevent conflicts. The Center has two AmeriCorps-Vista volunteer full-time positions which are equivalent to one-year full-time intern positions (renewable up to three years). Each position is suited for recent college, graduate school, or law school graduates seeking a community-building experience. For more information on the positions, see the binder in 206 Hulston or, e-mail or call Tracy Scott-Jackson at (757) 480-2777.

COORDINATOR, RESOURCE CENTER FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION
ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION WASHINGTON, DC The American Bar Association is seeking a coordinator to work with the Resource Center for Dispute Resolution at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. This part-time position will help coordinate court-annexed projects, among others. For more information, see the binder in 206. To apply, send a resume to abajobsdc@abanet.org, Attn: Human Resources and specify Position C961.