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PROF. RICHARD REUBEN PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY
Prof. Richard Reuben published “The Democratic Legitimacy of Government-Related Dispute Resolution” in the Winter 2006 issue of Dispute Resolution Magazine, which he edits. The article argues that dispute resolution is a fundamental component of democratic governance and thus dispute resolution methods should be designed and operated consistent with democratic values described in the article. In the same issue, LL.M. student (and associate editor) Chip Stewart wrote articles on ADR news and state and federal cases.
PROF. JOHN LANDE APPOINTED TO ABA TASK FORCE TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF MEDIATION
Prof. John Lande was appointed to serve on the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s new Task Force to Improve the Quality of Mediation. He helped plan the work of the Task Force, which is charged with producing a report by the summer of 2007.
PROF. JOHN LANDE ON PANEL AT UM TEACHING RENEWAL CONFERENCE
On Feb. 23, Prof. John Lande appeared on a panel entitled, “Course Evaluations: Why, When, Who, and How.” This session was part of the University of Missouri’s annual Teaching Renewal Conference. In his presentation, he talked about how teaching and learning may be reflected on course evaluations and how instructors can improve all of these.
LYNN MALLEY TO PRESENT AND PUBLISH PAPER ON ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Lynn Malley (’03) will present a paper at a symposium entitled “Enhancing Worldwide Understanding Through Online Dispute Resolution,” April 21-22 at the University of Toledo College of Law. Her paper is entitled “Enhancing Worldwide Understanding through Online Dispute Resolution: The Role of Competitions in Helping Students and Teachers Bond Across Cultures,” which will be published in the University of Toledo Law Review later this year. This is the same symposium that Andrea Braeutigam (’05) will participate in, as described in the last e-newsletter.
JOSÉ RAMIREZ APPOINTED AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NEW CENTER IN VENEZUELA
José Ramirez (’05) was recently appointed as executive director of a new Arbitration and Mediation Center operated by Central Integral de Justicia (CIJ). CIJ is a nonprofit organization which is sponsored by the local government of Caracas, Venezuela and promotes access to justice through the use and development of alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation, arbitration, and justice of the peace. Part of José’s duties within this new position includes the promotion of this Center, nationally and internationally. He participated in the process of designing the new Center using techniques he learned in the LL.M. course, “Methods for Program Evaluation and Design.” For more information, see http://www.cijusticia.org/. The Atlantic Review, a press digest on transatlantic affairs, cited his work in an article in the February issue, “Fulbrighters make the world a better place,” available at http://atlanticreview.org/p/Alternative-Dispute-Resolution.html and http://atlanticreview.org/Fulbrighters.html##.
SUKHSIMRANJIT SINGH RECEIVES HAMLINE FELLOWSHIP
Current LL.M. student, Sukhsimranjit Singh, was selected to be a post-graduate fellow at the highly-respected Dispute Resolution Institute of Hamline University School of Law for 2006-2008. As a fellow, he will help coordinate activities of the Institute including its five international and five domestic programs. In particular, he will work on a multi-year transatlantic ADR curriculum development and student exchange project and a tri-continental LL.M program. Sukh succeeds Hamline’s first fellow, Salvador Panga, Jr. (’01), who has thrilled Hamline by his performance.