CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 5, Issue 2 - September 10, 2004

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. LEONARD RISKIN COMPLETES BUSY SUMMER
Prof. Leonard Riskin, director of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, recently gave a presentation on Decision-Making in Mediation: the New New Grid and a workshop on Mindfulness for Mediators at the Florida Dispute Resolution Center's Annual Conference in Orlando on Aug. 27. Prof. Riskin also co-taught workshops on Mindfulness and Mediation at Harvard Law School in Boston and Pepperdine Law School in California this summer.

PROF. RICHARD REUBEN IS ACTIVE WITH BAR COMMITTEES
Prof. Richard Reuben was appointed to the Nominating Committee of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution (SDR). He is chair of the Ombuds Committee of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and delegate of that section to the SDRís Advisory Committee. He also was appointed to the Missouri Bar Associationís Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force on the Uniform Mediation Act.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM HOSTS KENNETH FEINBERG
SEPT. 14, ST. LOUIS Washington University School of Law will host Kenneth Feinberg at 3 pm on Tues., Sept. 14 in Anheuser-Busch Hall. Feinberg was the special master overseeing the negotiation of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. He will speak on "Mass Tort Resolution without Litigation." The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION PROGRAMS
SEPT. 24 and 29, ST. LOUIS The American Arbitration Association announces two programs in September. "B2B Arbitration Provisions: The ABCís of Drafting Effective Arbitration Clauses," presented by Andrew W. Manuel, partner, Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale, and neutral, American Arbitration Association, will be from 8:30 to 10:00 am on Sept. 24. "Mediator Skills Training for Court-Based Settlement Programs," presented by Jerome Diekemper, president Diekemper, Hammond, Shinners, Turcotte & Larrew, and neutral, American Arbitration Association and Thomas Blumenthal, principal, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal and neutral, American Arbitration Association, will be from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Sept. 29. Both programs will be at the Office of the American Arbitration Association, 100 North Broadway, Suite1820, St. Louis. For details on registering, call Mandy Pollihanm at (314) 621-7175.

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION REPORT
The latest issue of Conflict Management in Higher Education Report is available on the web.

PUBLIC INVESTORS ARBITRATION BAR ASSOCIATION SEMINAR AND ANNUAL MEETING
OCT. 20-23, BONITA SPRINGS, FL The Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association is holding its 6th Annual Securities Law Seminar on Oct. 20 and its Annual Meeting on Oct. 21-23.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: OCT. 15 2005 HEARTLAND REGIONAL CONFERENCE OF MEDIATORS
APRIL 1-2, KANSAS CITY The fourth biennial Heartland Conference of Mediators, which will take place on April 1-2 in Kansas City, MO, is soliciting proposals. The conference is geared toward program development and professional education needs of mediators from Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. The conference theme is "Challenges in a World of Conflict." Keynote speakers are John Menzies, former U.S. ambassador to Serbia, who was involved in the Dayton Accords, and Dr. Jayne Dockerty, author of Lessons from Waco. For more information contact Kathleen Bird, chair of the conference planning committee. Proposal deadline: Oct. 15.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACULTY POSITIONS, UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC, MCGEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW
SACRAMENTO, CA The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law seeks applications for tenure track, lateral and visiting faculty positions. The school has particular needs in business and commercial law and seeks individuals whose scholarly interests will enhance its programs in Government Law and Policy, Global Business and Development, and Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. They prefer to receive applications by Sept. 15. For more information see the binder in 206 Hulston.

FACULTY POSITIONS, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF LAW
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, IL University of Illinois College of Law at Urbana-Champaign is recruiting faculty and has a particular interest in of civil procedure, constitutional law, dispute resolution, intellectual property and torts. Applicants should apply by Oct. 15 to get fullest consideration. For more information see the binder in 206 Hulston.