CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 7, Issue 11 - February 23, 2007

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. RICHARD REUBEN GIVES TALK ON ARBITRATION
On Jan. 26, Prof. Richard Reuben spoke at the Saltman Center for the Advanced Study of Conflict and its Resolution, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada-Las Vegas. His topic was “The Supreme Court's FAA [Federal Arbitration Act] Jurisprudence: A Legal Process Disaster.”

PROF. JOHN LANDE GIVES TALKS IN FLORIDA
On Feb. 10-12, Prof. John Lande spoke at the Residential Institute of Nova Southeastern University School of Humanities and Social Sciences in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His topics were “How to Improve the Quality of Mediation” and “Principles for Policy Making about Collaborative Law and ADR Generally.”

JOURNAL OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION PUBLISHES SYMPOSIUM HONORING PROF. LEONARD RISKIN
The Journal of Dispute Resolution published a symposium of articles based on the symposium honoring Prof. Leonard L. Riskin held at the Law School last October. Riskin was the founding director of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and is now at University of Florida Levin College of Law. He is a senior fellow of MU's Center. The symposium is at 2006 Journal of Dispute Resolution 501 and includes: “Working with Len” by Prof. James E. Westbrook, “Reflections of a Mindful Giant:  A Tribute to Len Riskin” by Margaret Shaw, “After Basic Mindfulness Meditation:  External Mindfulness, Emotional Truthfulness, and Lie Detection in Dispute Resolution” by Clark Freshman, and “Resolving Conflict Together: The Understanding-Based Model of Mediation,” by Gary Friedman and Jack Himmelstein.

JEFF GOLDFIEN WRITES ARTICLE PROPOSING MEDIATION FOR RELIGIOUS LAND USE DISPUTES
Jeffrey H. Goldfien (’05) published an article entitled, “Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor: RLUIPA and the Mediation of Religious Land Use Disputes” at 2006 Journal of Dispute Resolution 435. He argues that religious land use disputes have become widespread since adoption of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 and he recommends that parties use mediation at an early stage in such disputes. This article is based on the paper he wrote for his LL.M. Major Research Project course.

CHIP STEWART WRITES ARTICLE PROPOSING ARBITRATION FOR JOURNALISM DISPUTES
LL.M. student Daxton R. (“Chip”) Stewart published an article entitled “The Promise of Arbitration: Can it Succeed in Journalism as it Has in Other Businesses?” at 6 Appalachian Journal of Law 135 (2006). The article argues that arbitration offers many potential advantages in resolving complaints by the public against the press, even though it may not be a perfect fit. This article is based on the paper he wrote for his LL.M. Major Research Project course.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  ASSOCIATION FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION SEVENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OCT. 24-27, PHOENIX, AZ
The Association for Conflict Resolution hosts its seventh annual conference on Oct. 24-27 in Phoenix, AZ. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu or e-mail Cristina Franco at FrancoMediation@aol.com. For more information about ACR, see http://www.acrnet.org/. Proposal submission deadline: March 2.

15th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION
MAY 5-13, ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
The Common Bond Institute and HARMONY Institute in cooperation with the International Humanistic Psychology Association are sponsoring the 15th Annual International Conference on Conflict Resolution. For details and the call for proposals, see http://www.cbiworld.org/. Proposal submission deadline: March 10.

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
APRIL 19-20, LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND
The Fifth International Forum on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and other organizations, will be held in Liverpool, England on April 19-20. The Liverpool ODR Forum aims at providing an overview of the diverse ODR techniques, the prospects of ODR, as well as exploring and analyzing the necessity for developing and promoting ODR. For details, e-mail Graham Ross at g.ross@theclaimroom.com or Ethan Katsh at Katsh@legal.umass.edu.

NCRC SUMMER INSTITUTE, THE ART AND PRACTICE OF BUSINESS MEDIATION
JUNE 25-29, VENICE, ITALY
The National Conflict Resolution Center is offering an institute, “The Art and Practice of Business Mediation,” on June 25-29 in Venice, Italy. For details, see http://www.ncrconline.com/Training/SummerInstitute.shtml.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACILITATION AND TRAININGS PROGRAM MANAGER and RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING MANAGER, EAST BAY COMMUNITY MEDIATION
BERKELEY, CA
East Bay Community Mediation, a nonprofit community based organization, seeks applicants for two positions: a resource development and marketing manager and a facilitation and trainings program manager. The positions will remain open until filled. Targeted hire date: March 2007. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION ADMINISTRATOR, SUPERIOR COURT OF ARIZONA
KINGMAN, AZ
The Mohave Superior Court System seeks an alternative dispute resolution administrator for the Conciliation Court in Kingman, AZ. For information, see http://www.mohavecourts.com/personnel/job_openings/Jobs.aspx. This position is open until filled.