CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 4, Issue 31 - May 7, 2004

What's Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. RISKIN TEACHES MINDFULNESS AND MEDIATION WORKSHOP AT HARVARD
The Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative Summer Learning Forum presents "A Mindfulness and Mediation Workshop" taught by Prof. Leonard Riskin, Ferris Buck Urbanowski, and Erica Ariel Fox. The workshop will be held June 27-July 1 at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA.

MU LAW LIBRARY ADDS TO ADR COLLECTION
The Law School Library recently added many new publications to its ADR collection. For a list of new acquisitions, see http://www.law.missouri.edu/library/libraryservices/adrbooklist0404.htm.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE FOR MINORITY PROFESSIONALS IN ADR
MAY 17-21, COLUMBUS, OH The National Training Institute for Minority Professionals in Alternative Dispute Resolution: Eliminating Barriers for Minorities in the Field of ADR is taking place May 17-21 at Capital Law School in Columbus, OH. For more information, see the web site or contact Floyd Weatherspoon at (614) 236-6531.

AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION OFFERS CLE PROGRAM
JUNE 9, ST. LOUIS, MO The American Arbitration Association announces its upcoming program, "Construction ADR Roundtable Discussion: Contractual Construction Arbitration, Partnering and DRBs." The program will be from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm on Wed., June 9 at the AAA office, 100 North Broadway, Suite 1820, St. Louis, MO 63102. For details, call Jennifer Romano, Regional Liaison (314) 621-7175.

MEDIATION TRAINING REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The State of Maryland Governorís Office for Children, Youth and Families (OCYF) requests proposals for mediation training for the mediation of interagency conflicts regarding special needs children. The trainer must have experience in the mediation of multi-party human service or education cases; training mediators in multi-party human services or education cases; and coaching mediators. For a full copy of the RFP, contact Laura Coleman or see the binder in 206. Proposal deadline: May 12.

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SECTION OF ASSOCIATION FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION
The Online Dispute Resolution Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution has announced a call for research papers that evaluate and expand the range of knowledge in online dispute resolution. The call is open to any ACR member and an award of $600 will be presented for the best paper. For more information, e-mail Susan Raines, co-chair, Research Section, or call Rebecca Mullins at (713) 435-5751. Submission deadline: July 1.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

CASE MANAGER, CENTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION
CHICAGO, IL The Center for Conflict Resolution, an independent not-for-profit organization that provides mediation services to the Chicago area, seeks a case manager. For more information see the binder in 206 Hulston or e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline: May 21.

DIRECTOR, ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
BELTSVILLE, MD The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service seeks a director for its Alternative Dispute Resolution Division. Application deadline: May 26.

DIRECTOR OF FAMILY MEDIATION PROGRAMS, COMMUNITY MEDIATION SERVICES
JAMAICA, NY Community Mediation Services (CMS) is a nonprofit agency that provides mediation services to the residents of Queens County, NY. CMS seeks a family mediation program director to manage all aspects of the family mediation programs. For more information on this position see the binder in 206 or e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. The posted application deadline was May 1. But as of May 6, CMS indicated that they are still accepting applications.

HALF-TIME TEACHING POSITION, UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS SCHOOL OF LAW
MINNEAPOLIS, MN The University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) invites applications for a one-year position, teaching Lawyering Skills half-time, beginning in the fall of 2004. UST Law has a special focus on ethics, morality, and social justice, drawing from the wisdom of both faith and law. For more information on this position see the binder in 206 Hulston or e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.

DIRECTOR, AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION
WASHINGTON, DC The American Bar Association seeks a staff director to oversee and manage its 9,000 member Section of Dispute Resolution. For more information on this position see the binder in 206 Hulston or e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.