CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 3, Issue 31 - May 23, 2003

What's Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

CSDR-LL.M. E-NEWSLETTER SUMMER PUBLICATION SCHEDULE
The CSDR-LL.M. E-Newsletter will continue to publish during the summer but we may skip some weeks if there is not enough news to merit distribution. So donít be surprised if you donít receive a newsletter each week. Have a good summer!

LL.M. GRADUATION CEREMONIES
On May 17, the Law School held graduation ceremonies honoring the following 2003 graduates: Miranda W. Ayotte, Suzanne Curran Carney, Maureen A. Dickmann, Hassan Elkhalil, Michael Joseph Hanagan II, Royetta M. Jones, Pamela Muduwa Mafabi, Ana Carolina Marinho, Sharanya Rao, Christine Harris Taylor, Tal G. Zarankin, and Shudong Zhang. Congratulations!

PROF. JEAN STERNLIGHTíS SWAN SONG
At the 2003 LL.M. graduation ceremony, Prof. Jean Sternlight gave the commencement address entitled "Jeanís Swan Song" because she is moving to the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. As part of her address, she wrote and sang the following song which does a wonderful job of capturing the experience of LL.M. students at MU.

Sung to "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music.

VERSE 1
Came to Missouri for more education
Want that degree in dispute resolution
Excited and happy but real nervous too
How will I know what Iím supposed to do?

CHORUS
Mediation, Arbitration, Meditation, too ...
It all sounds so easy the profs here seem nice
So how can it be so hard

VERSE 2
Went to the Center and met Karen Neylon
Sitting and talking gave me a good feeliní
Iím still real nervous but she helped me cope
After finding the library I feel less of a dope

CHORUS

VERSE 3
Iíve been to the picnic and orientation
Met lots of people from all kinds of nations
Canít help but wondering how I got in
Everyone else seems so darn amaziní

CHORUS

VERSE 4
Classes have started and I feel inspired
But then again I also feel tired
What was I thinking to go back to school
Arenít I too old to be such a fool

CHORUS

VERSE 5
Folks in this program are really quite funny
Just to have met them is worth all the money
Hassan and Miranda a comedy team
I am now learning weíre not what we seemed

CHORUS

VERSE 6
Evenings and weekends we spend them all working
Ok, admitted thereís also been shirking
Beer at the Flat Branch and parties galore
Time at the library - guess we need more

CHORUS

VERSE 7
And now itís over its hard to believe
Classes being ended is quite a relief
Surely it must have been more than a year
Better not dwell on it Iím starting to tear

CHORUS

VERSE 8
As we all graduate weíll move from Missouri
Some very slowly and others in a hurry
Some staying close and others going far
Wherever we are weíll be close in our hearts

Mediation, Arbitration, Meditation, too..
I canít believe itís over and yet that is true
Now thereís so much in this world to do.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

THE INSTITUTE OF CONFLICT ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT SUMMER INSTITUTE 2003
VICTORIA, B.C., CANADA The Institute of Conflict Analysis and Management is offering a series of courses in British Columbia -- June 13-14, Advanced Narrative Mediation; July 18-19, Non-Western Approaches to Conflict Resolution; August 8-9, Spirituality and Conflict; August 15-16, Insight Mediation. For more information, call 1-888-383-4412 or send e-mail to drc@pacificcoast.net.

SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
PORTLAND, OR The annual Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication will be held at Pacific University near Portland, OR -- July 16-18, Third-Party Facilitation and Intervention in Intercultural Conflict; July 21-25, Intercultural Conflict Management: A Mindful Approach; July 28-August 1, Negotiating and Mediating Intercultural Conflict; and, Advanced Workshop, Transforming Intercultural Conflict.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

PROJECT COORDINATOR, PITTSBURGH MEDIATION CENTER
PITTSBURGH, PA The Pittsburgh Mediation Center is seeking a project coordinator for its community accountability panels (CAP) project. The application deadline is June 9. For more information, see the binder in 206 Hulston or e-mail Marc A. Booker. For more information on the Pittsburgh Mediation Center, see the web site. To find information about the CAP project, click on "Services" and then "Community Accountability Panels."