CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 6, Issue 21 - May 12, 2006

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. JENNIFER ROBBENNOLT PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON APOLOGIES IN HEALTH CARE DISPUTES
Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and former MU Professor Jennifer Robbennolt recently published “What We Know and Don't Know About the Role Of Apologies in Resolving Health Care Disputes,” 21 Georgia State University Law Review 1009 (2005). This article summarizes research indicating that apologies have the potential to facilitate the settlement of health care disputes. The research suggests that the effects of apologies are likely to be complex and dependent on a variety of factors including the nature of the apology, the situation, and the parties involved. Jennifer is a professor of law and psychology at the University of Illinois College of Law.

PROF. PAULA YOUNG RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Paula Young (’03) received an annual faculty scholarship award from the Appalachian School of Law for her article Take it or Leave it.  Lump it or Grieve it:  Designing Mediator Complaint Systems that Protect Mediators, Unhappy Parties, Attorneys, Courts, the Process, and the Field , 21 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution ___ (forthcoming 2006). Paula is an assistant professor of law at the Appalachian School of Law.

TAL ZARANKIN TO PRESENT TWO PAPERS THIS SUMMER
Tal Zarankin (’03), now a doctoral student in the Management Department at MU’s College of Business, will present two papers this summer. He is the lead author (with Center Senior Fellow James A. Wall, Jr. ) of “Israeli and U.S. Community Mediation,” which he will present at the conference of the International Association of Conflict Management in Montreal, Canada, in June. He also co-authored an article with Prof. Todd Chiles entitled “A ‘Kaleidic’ View of Entrepreneurship: Developing and Grounding Radical Austrian Economics’ Master Metaphor,” which he will present to the Academy of Management in Atlanta in August.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE COALITION TO HOST ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
MAY 15, COLUMBIA, MO
The Central Region of the Missouri Restorative Justice Coalition will host a round table discussion on Mon., May 15, to learn more about restorative justice principles. The meeting begins at 6 pm at the Daniel Boone Regional Library, at Garth and Broadway in Columbia. For more information, contact Wanda Hoffman at hoffmanwp@missouri.edu or call (573) 884-9009.

ACR MID-YEAR CONFERENCE
JULY 13-16, CAPE COD, MA
The Association for Conflict Resolution Family Section is presenting a series of workshops specially designed for family mediators at its third mid-year conference, “Making Waves – Breaking Barriers.” The conference will be July 13-16 in Cape Cod, MA. For details see www.ACRnet.org/sections/family_section_conference_2006.htm.

CALL FOR ARTICLES:  DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL
Settle It Now's quarterly Dispute Resolution Journal is accepting submissions from those with an interest in the alternativ e resolution of conflict for its summer 2006 issue. For details, see www.settlenow.org/.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FRAMINGHAM COURT MEDIATION SERVICES
FRAMINGHAM, MA
The Framingham Court Mediation Services, Inc. a not-for-profit court/community program, seeks an executive director. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Review of resumés begins June 1.