CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 6, Issue 14 - February 3, 2006

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. PHIL HARTER SPEECH FEATURED IN INSIDE EPA
On Jan. 27, Prof. Phil Harter gave a plenary address on “Building Collaborations for Progress” to approximately 800 scientists, engineers, policymakers, business leaders, and environmentalists at the National Council for Science and the Environment’s National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment in Washington, DC. His speech was featured in an article in the Jan. 31 edition of Inside EPA entitled, “FACA Reform Needed to Achieve EPA Collaborative Goals, Expert Says.” The article explains that Prof. Harter, a leading expert on federal advisory committees, offered a proposal to eliminate a section of the federal law on advisory committees that requires White House approval for such committees.

PROF. REUBEN AND PROF. ESBECK QUOTED IN LOCAL PAPER
The Feb. 1 edition of the Columbia Missourian featured an article, “MU Scholars Disagree on Extent of Alito’s Effect on Court’s Balance,” quoting Prof. Richard Reuben and Prof. Carl Esbeck.

LYNN MALLEY FEATURED IN ARTICLE ABOUT MEDIATION TRAINING
Lynn Malley (’03) is featured in an article in the news from Southern Illinois University, where she has a faculty appointment in the ADR clinic.  The article describes a mediation training she conducted in January.  See http://news.siu.edu/news/January06/011106pr5001.jsp for the article and http://spotlight.siu.edu/01252006/Workingtoresolvedisputes.html for a photo.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE
APRIL 5-8, ATLANTA , GA
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Conference will showcase a new arbitration training video produced by the MU Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and the ABA Section’s ADR Advocacy and Arbitration Committees. John R. Phillips (JD ’78) of Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin in Kansas City and Assistant Dean Robert Bailey played key roles in producing the video. The video was taped at the Law School and features Training Coordinator Paul H. Ladehoff, Deputy Chancellor Michael A. Middleton (JD ’71); Assistant Dean Donna L. Pavlick (LLM ’00); Donald E. Seitz (JD ’01), of Ford, Parshall & Baker in Columbia; and Janet M. Thompson (JD ’84, LLM ’02), of the Office of the State Public Defender in Columbia. The video will be presented in a pre-conference skills institute on April 6.  The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is a cooperating organization for this conference. For the best rates for conference fees, register before Feb. 14.

MISSOURI AFCC OFFERS PARENTING PLAN PRESENTATION
APRIL 6-7, CREVE COEUR , MO
The Missouri state chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and M.A.R.C.H. (Mediation Achieving Results for Children) are offering a day and half multi-disciplinary presentation, “Parenting Plan Dilemmas: Crafting Plans for Children and Teens at Differing Ages and Stages.” The presentation will be April 6-7 in Creve Coeur, MO.

AFCC 43RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE
MAY 31-JUNE 3, TAMPA BAY , FL
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts 43rd annual conference, “Juggling Conflicts, Crises and Clients in Family Court,” will be May 31-June 3 in Tampa Bay, FL.

CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION 18TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 22, GREENBELT , MD
The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution 18th Annual Conference will be June 22 in Greenbelt, MD. This year’s topic is, “Managing Conflict and Removing the Barriers to Collaborative Decision Making.”  For more information e-mail Laura Coleman at colemanl@missouri.edu.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

DISPUTE RESOLUTION OFFICER, AMTRAK
PHILADELPHIA , PA
Amtrak seek s candidates with demonstrated mediation experience and working knowledge of employment discrimination laws to become a part of the business diversity team as a dispute resolution officer. For more information, contact K. Marshall at marshak@amtrak.com.