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MU LAW SCHOOL SEEKS NEW DIRECTOR FOR CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION
After many years leading the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, at the end of this academic year , Prof. Leonard Riskin will return to full-time teaching at the Law School, which is seeking to hire his successor. The Center's mission is to develop and promote appropriate methods for understanding, managing and resolving domestic and international conflict, and the use of dispute resolution techniques to enhance informed decision making. The Center has long been regarded as one of the top dispute resolution programs in the country. The director will provide leadership for all facets of the Center, including coordinating and enhancing the activities of members and senior fellows of the Center, grants and fundraising, training, an LL.M. in Dispute Resolution, a student mediation clinic, the student Journal of Dispute Resolution, and affiliations with other schools and departments on campus, including a partnership with the internationally renowned Missouri School of Journalism. The director is supported by an Associate Director and an administrative staff. The position would begin in the summer or fall 2006. Nominees should have a distinguished reputation in the dispute resolution field as a scholar, practitioner, or administrator. The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/ADA institution and is particularly interested in applications from women and minorities. Applications from candidates outside the United States are also welcome. Nominations and applications should be sent to Associate Dean David Fischer, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 226 Hulston Hall, Columbia MO 65211-4300. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired. For more information about the Center, see http://www.law.missouri.edu/csdr/.
FALL 2005 ISSUE OF CSDR NEWSLETTER NOW ONLINE
The Fall 2005 issue of Issues & Interests, the newsletter of MU Law School 's Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution , is now online at http://law.missouri.edu/csdr/news/. To receive issues by postal mail, send an e-mail with your name and full address to Laura Coleman at ColemanL@missouri.edu.
DEAN BAILEY PUBLISHES TRIBUTE TO DEAN TIMOTHY J. HEINSZ
Assistant Dean Robert G. Bailey published a tribute to Timothy J. Heinsz, former dean of the MU Law School and director of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, who died on July 2, 2004. The tribute includes the words of faculty, staff, and students who worked with him. The tribute is published at 2005 Journal of Dispute Resolution 1.
MICHAEL HANAGAN PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON UNINSURED MOTORIST ARBITRATION
Michael Hanagan ('03) published “If You Lose, It Is Binding, but if You Win – They Get a New Trial: Illinois Uninsured Motorist Arbitration,” 2005 Journal of Dispute Resolution 93. In this article, which he wrote for his LLM Major Research Project, he argues that the Illinois Uninsured Motorist Arbitration statute is unconstitutional because it prohibits trials de novo of arbitration awards less than $20,000 but permits them for awards greater than that amount.
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE 2005 COLLOQUIUM
OCT. 28 - 29, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA
The Center for the Study of Organizational Change at the University of Missouri-Columbia is holding its annual colloquium on October 28-29 at the Reynolds Alumni Center. The colloquium is en titled “Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Organizations and Organizational Consultation: Contributions and Limitations.” For more information, see http://truman.missouri.edu/csoc/colloquium.htm.
FACULTY, QUEENS UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF LAW
KINGSTON, ONTARIO, CANADA
Queen's University Faculty of Law invites applications for up to four tenure-track or tenured appointments. The Faculty of Law is particularly interested in applicants with expertise in tax, business law and commercial law, international law, private law, labour law, intellectual property / information technology, and civil procedure / dispute resolution. For more information, see http://law.queensu.ca/faculty/Advertisement2005.pdf. Application deadline: Oct. 11.
CONSULTANT, LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT ADR DEPARTMENT
LOS ANGELES, CA
The Los Angeles Superior Court ADR Department is implementing an early neutral evaluation program and seeks an early neutral evaluation program consultant. For more information, email ColemanL@missouri.edu or contact Julie L. Bronson, ADR Administrator, Los Angeles Superior Court, at email@example.com.
FACULTY, LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Liberty University School of Law intends to fill at least four tenure-track faculty positions, particularly looking for faculty with ABA teaching experience. The Law School offers a required six-semester sequence of Lawyering Skills courses. For more information, see http://law.liberty.edu/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.