CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 4, Issue 1 - August 28, 2003

What's Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

LL.M. PROGRAM WELCOMES NEW CLASS OF STUDENTS
This year the LL.M. Program will have 21 students including 6 full-time students, 7 new part-time students, and 8 continuing part-time students. This is another very experienced, talented, exciting, and diverse group of people. Again we will have students from around the world including Ecuador and South Korea. Biographies of this year’s class are at http://www.law.missouri.edu/llmdr/current_students.htm. Welcome all!

CHRISTINE HARRIS TAYLOR BECOMES ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION EDUCATION AT MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY
Christine Harris Taylor (’03) has been appointed as assistant director of the Center for Dispute Resolution Education at Marquette University in Milwaukee, where she received a dispute resolution certificate before enrolling in our LL.M. Program. Chris will help review their curriculum, work with other programs in the University, and help teach courses. She will also continue her litigation and mediation practice. Congratulations, Chris!

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

MISSOURI CHAPTER OF ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONCILIATION COURTS LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES
SEPT. 10, ST. LOUIS Custody and Domestic Violence. Jane Aiken, J.D. and Judge Thomas Frawley. The Missouri Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts sponsors a brown bag lunch series for professionals from noon to 1:30 pm, at 121 S. Meramec, Rm. 1012 in Clayton, MO. For more information, contact Andrea Clark, LCSW or Ellen Cowell, MS at (314) 615-8094.

ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OCT. 4, COLUMBIA, MO Association of Missouri Mediators Fifth Annual Conference, "Mediators at Work," will be Sat., Oct. 4 at the Ramada Inn Convention Center in Columbia, MO. The presentation will revolve around participant role-playing on the subjects of divorce mediation, small claims, contract, construction, environmental, community-neighborhood disputes and personal injury. There will also be a pre-conference mediation simulation on Friday afternoon (more details to follow). To receive a brochure, contact Kathleen Bird.

THIRD ANNUAL INDIAN TRIBES, NATURAL RESOURCES AND ADR CONFERENCE
OCT. 9-10, DURANGO, CO The Third Annual Indian Tribes, Natural Resources and ADR Conference will be October 9-10 in Durango, CO. It is sponsored by The Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

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. For information on membership in PJSA see www.evergreen.edu/pjsa/membership.htm, call (360) 867-5230, or send e-mail to pjsa@attbi.com.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ICODR 2004)
NOV. 2003-MARCH 2004 ICODR 2004 will consist of online negotiation, mediation, and arbitration competitions beginning Nov. 1, 2003 and culminating in March 2004. ICODR is sponsored by the Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts, the University of Toledo College of Law, and Hamline University School of Law.

ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONCILIATION COURTS REGIONAL CONFERENCE
NOV. 13-15, ST. LOUIS The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Missouri Chapter of the AFCC will sponsor a regional conference, High Conflicts, Low Budgets, in St. Louis, Nov. 13-15. For more information, contact Andrea Clark, LCSW or Ellen Cowell, MS at (314) 615-8094.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION CONSENSUS COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
HELENA, MONTANA The Montana Department of Administration Consensus Council, an independent agency of state government, is seeking an executive director. The Montana Consensus Council’s mission is to promote fair, effective and efficient processes for building agreement on natural resource and other public policy issues. For more information see www.discoveringmontana.com, click on working and living here, then click on "state jobs" and scroll down to "executive director." The application deadline has been extended to Sept. 5.

VERMONT LAW SCHOOL, TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION
SOUTH ROYALTON, VT Vermont Law School is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty positions focusing on alternative dispute resolution, evidence, ethics, and civil procedure. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to: Professor Reed Elizabeth Loder, Appointments Committee Chair, Vermont Law School, Chelsea Street, South Royalton, VT 05068. Application deadline: Oct. 15. This year Prof. Phil Harter joined our faculty from Vermont.