CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 4, Issue 2 - September 8, 2003

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

JAVIER CARAVEDO COMPLETES WORK WITH PERUVIAN COMMISSION
Javier Caravedo (’02) recently completed his work with the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The TRC was formed by the Peruvian government to investigate the atrocities from 1980 to 2000 by leftist rebels, government security forces, and civilians in remote Andean areas. The report estimates that 69,000 people died or disappeared, tripling earlier estimates. Javier was in charge of handling the declassified information sent by the U.S. State Department and worked with the editorial committee drafting the final report.

DONNA PAVLICK PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON APOLOGIES
Assistant Dean Donna L. Pavlick’s (’00) major paper for her LL.M., "Apology And Mediation: The Horse And Carriage of the Twenty-First Century," was published at 18 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 829 (2003). This article examines components of apologies, how apologies fit in cultural and psychological contexts, what causes them to be effective, how mediation can promote appropriate expressions of apologies, and how attorneys and mediators can minimize problems arising from them.

PAULA YOUNG PUBLISHES ARTICLE
Paula Young (’02) has published a article for mediate.com, "Andy Griffith: TV Land Mediator". Paula is an assistant professor at the Appalachian School of Law located in Grundy, VA, where she teaches ADR and legal writing.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION
SEPT. 30, ST. LOUIS The American Arbitration Association is offering a presentation on "Minimizing Challenges to Arbitration Awards," from 8:30 to 10:40 am on Tues., Sept. 30. The presentation will be given by Susan Carlson, partner, Van Amburg, Chackes, Carlson & Spritzer and neutral, American Arbitration Association. This will be at the AAA, 100 N. Broadway, Suite 1820, St. Louis. Call Jennifer Romano at (314) 621-7175 for more information.

ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OCT. 3-4, COLUMBIA The Association of Missouri Mediators is holding its annual conference on Oct. 3-4 in Columbia. On Oct. 3, 3-5 pm in Room 332A of the Law School, there will be a free event on advocacy in mediation. The session will include discussion of the videotape "Mediation Madness," which was produced by the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution and MU’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution. A reception will follow immediately afterward. On Oct. 4 at the Ramada Inn, there will be multiple sessions on collaborative law, impact of mediation on women, developing local rules, and role-plays of construction, community group, divorce, personal injury, environmental, and small claims cases. Member registrations postmarked by Sept. 10 are $40. The cost is $50 after Sept. 10. There is a $20 student rate and students helping staff the conference can get scholarships. Registrations should be mailed to AMM, P.O. Box 67, Liberty, MO 64069. For more information, contact Kathleen Bird, conference chair.

WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF MEDIATORS CHARLES "CHIC" NICHOL ESSAY CONTEST
DEADLINE: OCT. 3 The Wisconsin Association of Mediators sponsors an annual essay contest for an outstanding article on the practice of mediation. Essay contest submissions are judged on originality and unique contribution to the field and will be published as the lead article in WAM’s Mediation Journal. Articles must be no more than 20 pages in length, double-spaced, and utilize a recognized style of citation (such as APA or University of Chicago style). The author of the winning essay will receive a $500 award. For more information about the Wisconsin Association of Mediators write to P.O. Box 44578, Madison, WI 53744-4578, call (608) 848-1970, or fax: (608) 848-9266. The entry deadline is Oct. 3.

AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION MEDIATOR SKILLS TRAINING
OCT. 15-17, ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Regional Office and the Education Services Department of the American Arbitration Association will have a CLE training program, "Mediator Skills Training for Court-Based Settlement Programs" Oct. 15-17 in St. Louis. The workshop will feature Thomas Blumenthal and Jerome Diekemper, both experienced AAA neutrals with knowledge of alternative dispute resolution laws, statutes, and trends in the state of Missouri. For more information see the web site or contact Jennifer Romano at (314) 621-7175. RSVP deadline: Oct. 8.