CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 5, Issue 15 - February 18, 2005

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

LL.M. PROGRAM ACCEPTS ELEVEN STUDENTS FOR FALL 2005
The LL.M. Admissions Committee recently accepted 11 students for next year's class. As usual, the program attracted a very exciting and diverse group of applicants. The committee will meet again to review applications that are completed by March 1. If you know anyone who might be interested in applying, please let them know about the next deadline. For more information about admission to the LL.M. Program, see http://www.law.missouri.edu/llmdr/admission_requirements.htm.

BOB BAILEY ARBITRATING BASEBALL AND SERVING ON NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ARBITRATORS COMMITTEE
Assistant Dean Robert G. Bailey was selected by the Major League Baseball and the Players Association to hear seven baseball salary arbitration cases in Tampa, Fla., in Feb. 2005. He also has been appointed chair of the National Academy of Arbitrators New Orientation Committee.

PAUL LADEHOFF JOINS PLANNING AND ZONING GROUP
CSDR Training Coordinator Paul Ladehoff will be part of the newly formed "Procedures Stakeholder Working Group" which will examine and make recommendations regarding the City of Columbia's planning and zoning procedures. The effort stems from several recent high-profile land-use controversies in Columbia.

JOHN LANDE TESTIFIES REGARDING MODEL CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT, PUBLISHES ARTICLES
At the mid-year meeting of the American Bar Association, Prof. John Lande testified on behalf of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution at a hearing of the ABA Joint Commission to Evaluate the Model Code of Judicial Conduct. He advocated adding a provision to the Model Code that would prohibit judicial coercion of settlement. The proposed language includes a provision that would restrict use of good-faith requirements in mediation as advocated in his writing on this issue. Lande also has recently published "Why a Good-Faith Requirement Is a Bad Idea for Mediation," 23 Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation 1 (Jan. 2005) and "Procedures for Building Quality Into Court Mediation Programs," 23 Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation 17 (Feb. 2005). These articles are adapted from his article, "Using Dispute System Design Methods to Promote Good-Faith Participation in Court-Connected Mediation Programs," 50 UCLA Law Review 69 (2002).

JIM LEVIN AND PAUL LADEHOFF TRAVEL TO THAILAND, CONDUCT TRAINING
Prof. Jim Levin, associate director of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and Paul Ladehoff, CSDR training coordinator, traveled to Thailand in early February to participate in the University of Missouri Extension's Global Leadership Education (GLE) program study tour. The GLE program is a collaborative partnership with the Community Development Department (CDD) of the Royal Thai government and University of Missouri Extension. It is funded by a grant from the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs and resources from the CDD. The study tour focused on issues related to conflict resolution, community decision making and community development. In January, Levin and Ladehoff conducted a three-day civil mediation training at the law school. Art Hinshaw ('00) assisted with the training.

RICHARD REUBEN PUBLISHES ARTICLES
Prof. Richard C. Reuben published two articles this winter and spring. The first, "Fear and Risk in 'Times of Crisis': The Media's Challenge," 69 Missouri Law Review 1123 (2005), discusses the importance of, and challenges to, an aggressive media role during periods when the government has an interest in using fear and risk to manipulate public opinion. The second, "Democracy and Dispute Resolution: Systems Design and the New Workplace," 10 Harvard Negotiation Law Review (forthcoming 2005), is the second in a series of articles on the relationship between democracy and dispute resolution, and argues that modern workplaces are built upon values that are essentially democratic in nature, and that dispute resolution systems designers should develop systems that support, rather than frustrate, democratic values, such as personal autonomy, equality, the cultivation of trust and other aspects of social capital in the workplace.

JENNIFER ROBBENNOLT GIVES PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLISHES COLUMN
Associate Dean Jennifer K. Robbennolt gave presentations at the Cornell Junior Empirical Legal Scholars Conference and at a public policy symposium on "Medical Liability Reform: A Prescription for Patient Safety" organized by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. With second-year student Jay Hastings, Robbennolt published a column in the October 2004 issue of the American Psychological Association's Monitor on Psychology, "Physician Assisted Suicide: Psychological Research Will Inform State Policies," in which they identified the role of psychological theory in informing questions raised by recent court decisions involving physician assisted suicide.

LYNN MALLEY TO REMAIN TEACHING IN SERBIA
Lynn Malley ('03) has received an extension of her Fulbright grant for the remainder of this academic year and will remain in Belgrade, Serbia, where she is teaching various ADR courses at several faculties. Over the winter break, Lynn presented about Principled Negotiation to an international student conference in Prague, and has been invited to make a similar presentation at the American Corner, a service of the American Embassy, in Podgorica, Montenegro, this month. Some of Lynn's students are currently preparing to participate in the International Competition in Online Dispute Resolution, also in February.

PAULA YOUNG TO GIVE PLENARY SESSION AT CONFERENCE
Paula Young ('03) has been invited to give the plenary session presentation at the Spring Conference of the Virginia Mediators Network, the largest organization of mediators in Virginia. She will speak on the topic of mediator malpractice, focusing on the strict standards of conduct found in the Virginia statutes and Supreme Court rules.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

HEARTLAND CONFERENCE OF MEDIATORS
APRIL 1-2, KANSAS CITY, MO The Association of Missouri Mediators, Heartland Mediators Association, Iowa Association for Dispute Resolution, the Community Mediation Center and the Mediation Network are sponsoring the Fourth Biennial Heartland Conference of Mediators. The conference theme is "Challenges in a World of Conflict." Suzanne Carney ('03), Andria Zylstra ('01) and Paul Ladehoff, CSDR training coordinator, will be featured speakers. Discounted registration deadline: March 1.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
WASHINGTON, DC The Department of Energy (DOE) seeks an attorney with at least five years of broad-based federal alternative dispute resolution experience to manage the Office of Dispute Resolution and to serve as the Dispute Resolution Specialist for all DOE offices throughout the country and for its contractor managed facilities, including the national laboratories. Application deadline: Feb. 28. For more information, see the binder in 206 Hulston or e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.

DIRECTOR, BROOKLYN MEDIATION CENTER, SAFE HORIZONS
BROOKLYN, NY The Safe Horizon Mediation Program seeks a director of the program. It is an extensive community-based and court-annexed alternative dispute resolution program that operates in lower Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn and at community-based centers in Midtown, Red Hook, and East New York. Application deadline: March 1.