CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 6, Issue 4 - September 30, 2005

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROFS. REUBEN AND STERNLIGHT HELP DRAFT AMICUS BRIEF FOR THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
Prof. Richard Reuben and CSDR Senior Fellow, UNLV Prof. Jean Sternlight participated in the drafting of an amicus brief for the U.S. Supreme Court on an arbitration issue that will be argued next month in Buckeye Check Cashing v. Cardegna, 04-1264. The case tests whether there is an exception to the so-called separability doctrine, a common law doctrine under which arbitrators rather than courts decide the validity of contracts alleged to be invalid for reasons such as fraud or duress. Many courts have held that the doctrine does not apply if the contract is alleged to be void, rather than merely voidable, as the Florida Supreme Court did in this case in permitting a court rather than an arbitrator decide whether a contract for check-cashing services was illegal under state usury law.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

CALL FOR PAPERS:  UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO SYMPOSIUM ON ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
APRIL 21-22, TOLEDO , OH
The University of Toledo College of Law will host an international symposium on online dispute resolution entitled, “Enhancing Worldwide Understanding through Online Dispute Resolution.” Interested scholars and practitioners from around the world are invited to present papers. The symposium will be on April 21-22 in Toledo , Ohio. For a complete list of topics and the call for papers, see http://www.odr.info/CallforPapersODRSymposium2006Final.doc.

ROSTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION PRACTITIONERS
The national roster of environmental dispute resolution and consensus building professionals is available at http://ecr.gov/roster.htm.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACULTY, HOFSTRA LAW SCHOOL
HEMPSTEAD , NY
Hofstra Law School invites applications for the non-tenure track position of clinical professor for its new securities arbitration clinic.  This position is scheduled to begin Nov. 1, 2005 and preference will be given to applications received before Oct. 1.  For more information, see http://www.hofstra.edu/PDF/law_clinic_hiring_fall05.pdf, contact Prof. Grant M Hayden, Chair, Clinical Appointments Committee, Hofstra University School of Law, 121 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY  11549 or email colemanl@missouri.edu .

FACULTY, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
NEW YORK , NY
New York University School of Law seeks several non-tenure track faculty to teach a two-semester first-year lawyering course.  Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply before Oct. 1.   For more information, contact NYU Lawyering Program, NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South , New York , NY 10012 , attn:  Jennifer Bernucca, assistant to the Lawyering Personnel Committee, bernucca@juris.law.nyu.edu, or email colemanl@missouri.edu.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION SPECIALISTS AND ADR ATTORNEYS, FEMA
FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) has posted announcements for highly qualified "Conflict Resolution Specialists" and "Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys" to join a special ADR team to assist in disaster response and recovery.  A total of 25 positions will be filled.  Closing date for these positions is Monday, Oct . 10.  For Conflict Resolution Specialists (non-attorneys): http://www.fema.gov/career/get_desc.jsp?id=10805. For ADR Attorneys:  http://www.fema.gov/career/get_desc.jsp?id=10806.

FACULTY, WILLIAM MITCHELL COLLEGE OF LAW
ST. PAUL , MN
William Mitchell College of Law is seeking a faculty whose responsibilities will be split between skills teaching and doctrinal courses.  In most years, one half of the teaching load will be to co-ordinate either of the two required skills courses.  The other half of the teaching load will be to teach other courses with specific areas of need including civil procedure, criminal law, trusts and estates, family law, professional responsibility, evidence, and clinical and skills-based teaching.  Interested persons should apply before Nov. 1 . For more information, contact Prof. Christina L. Kunz, Chair of Appointments Committee, William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue , St. Paul , MN 55105 or email colemanl@missouri.edu.

FACULTY, NORTHERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF LAW
DeKALB , IL
Northern Illinois University College of Law plans to hire at least two faculty, with areas of interest including, but not limited to, torts, criminal procedure, and skills training.  For more information, contact Prof. Daniel M. Schneider, Chair, Appointments Committee, Northern Illinois College of Law, Swen Parson Hall, DeKalb , IL 60115-2890 or email colemanl@missouri.edu.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PUBLIC CONVERSATIONS PROJECT
WATERTOWN , MA
The Public Conversations Project (PCP), a national nonprofit, seeks an executive director.  For more information about PCP, see http://www.PublicConversations.org, for the job description, see http://www.NonprofitProfessionals.com/searches/pcp-ed.htmApplications are due by Nov. 11.

FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA , LAS VEGAS – WILLIAM S. BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW
LAS VEGAS , NV
UNLV Law School invites applications for faculty positions.  It has flexibility in its subject matter interests, including faculty to teach clinical and lawyering process courses.   For more information, contact Prof. Jeffrey W. Stempel, Chair, Appointments Committee, UNLV-Boyd School of Law, 4505 Maryland Parkway – Box 451003 , Las Vegas , NV 89514-1003 , agirod@e-mail.unc.edu or email colemanl@missouri.edu.

DIRECTOR, SECURITIES ARBITRATION CLINIC, ST. JOHN 'S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
JAMAICA , NY
St. John's University School of Law invites applicants for a full-time faculty clinical teaching position as the director of the Securities Arbitration Clinic and an assistant professor of clinical education.  For more information, contact Andrew J. Simons, Associate Academic Dean, at simonsa@stjohns.edu or at St. John's University School of Law, 8000 Utopia Parkway , Queens , NY 11439 or email colemanl@missouri.edu.

FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF LAW
CHAPEL HILL , NC
The University of North Carolina School of Law is hiring faculty in its civil and criminal law clinics.  These faculty would work on further development of the clinical programs and teach a criminal lawyering process or civil lawyering process class to clinic students and may teach other courses.  For more information, contact Alice B. Girod, Administrative Assistant to Faculty Appointments Committee, School of Law , Campus Box 3380, Chapel Hill , NC  27599-3380 or email colemanl@missouri.edu.

FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF LAW
GRAND FORKS , ND
The University of North Dakota School of Law seeks to hire faculty to teach courses in business associations, criminal law, and professional responsibility.  It also anticipates curricular needs in ADR, energy and natural resources, and trial advocacy.  For more information, contact Prof. Kathryn R.L. Rand, Chair, Faculty Selection Committee, University of North Dakota School of Law, P.O. Box 9003 , Grand Forks , ND , 58202-9003 or email colemanl@missouri.edu.

FACULTY, CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
CLEVELAND , OH
Case Western Reserve University School of Law seeks to hire two or three faculty to teach lawyering skills.  For more information, contact Prof. Lewis Katz, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 11075 East Boulevard , Cleveland , OH , 44106 or email colemanl@missouri.edu.

WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
SALEM , OR
Willamette University College of Law seeks faculty where the areas needed most include contracts, corporations and business law, commercial law, criminal law, dispute resolution, and evidence.  For more information, contact Prof. Peter Letsou, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Willamette University College of Law, 245 Winter Street SE, Salem OR  97301 or email colemanl@missouri.edu.

FACULTY, SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW
HOUSTON , TX
South Texas College of Law seeks to hire faculty, with areas of interest including ADR, technology, energy, and advanced business organizations.  For more information, contact Prof. Fran. Ortiz, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Chair, Faculty, Appointments Committee, South Texas College of Law, 1303 San Jacinto Street, Houston, TX  77002, fortiz@stcl.edu or email colemanl@missouri.edu.