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JEFF GOLDFIEN TO PUBLISH BOOK REVIEW AND RECEIVES BOSKEY CONTEST HONOR
Jeff Goldfien (’05) will publish a book review in the March 2006 issue of the Lewis & Clark Law Review. Entitled, “Arguing for the Eclectic: Personality and the Legal Profession,” he originally wrote it for the Understanding Conflict course. It is a review of Susan Daicoff's book, Lawyer Know Thyself: A Review of Empirical Research on Attorney Attributes Bearing on Professionalism. Jeff also recently received an honorable mention in the James Boskey Dispute Resolution Writing Competition, co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and the Association for Conflict Resolution in association with Penn State Dickinson School of Law. Jeff's essay was titled “Negotiated Rulemaking and the Public Interest” and began life as a paper in the Public Policy Dispute Resolution course. It drew a publication offer and will appear later this year in the Journal of American Arbitration. This is the second year in a row that an LL.M. student has been honored in this prestigious competition. Lowell Pearson won the top prize last year for his essay, “The Case for Non-Party Discovery Under the Federal Arbitration Act.”
PAULA YOUNG APPOINTED TO MEDIATOR REVIEW COMMITTEE
Paula Young (’03) was recently appointed to the Mediator Review Committee in Virginia, a regulatory body that reviews complaints filed by unhappy parties against mediators. Virginia is only one of five states in the U.S. with a system for disciplining mediators working in court-connected mediation programs who violate the mandatory Standards of Ethics for Mediators. Paula is an assistant professor at the Appalachian School of Law in Virginia. She has written an article on mediator complaint systems in Virginia and five other states that will appear in an upcoming issue of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. It is entitled: “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.”
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, WERNER INSTITUTE FOR NEGOTIATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION, CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, OMAHA , NE
Creighton University School of Law seeks an assistant professor of law and assistant director of the Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (“Werner Institute”). Th is person will teach law school classes , provide training , and assist in the management of the Werner Institute. Application deadline: Nov. 1. To learn more about the Werner Institute, see http://law.creighton.edu/wernerinstitute. To learn more about this position, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION POST GRADUATE FELLOW, HAMLINE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
ST. PAUL , MN
The Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University School of Law seeks an individual with expertise and experience in the field of dispute resolution to be a two-year post-graduate fellow. For more information, see http://www.mediate.com/jobs/pg1.cfm#comments. Application deadline: Nov. 18. Salvador Panga (LLM ’01), is the current fellow and would be happy to talk with MU LLM students/alumni about the position. His email address is email@example.com and phone number is (651) 523-2561.