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CHANCELLOR’S GLOBAL ISSUES FORUM AT THE LAW SCHOOL
THURS., SEPT. 28, 4 PM in ROOM 7
The Chancellor’s Forum, “What’s Happened to Academic Freedom Since 9/11?” will feature Dr. Robert M. O’Neil, director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression and president emeritus of the University of Virginia. This forum will be at 4 pm on Thurs., Sept. 28, room 7, Hulston Hall, and is one of several planned as part of the Difficult Dialogues project. The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is among the sponsors of the project.
PAUL LADEHOFF TO SPEAK AT MEDIATORS' MEETING
SAT., OCT. 7, COLUMBIA, MO
The Association of Missouri Mediators will hold its annual membership meeting and conference on Sat., Oct. 7 in Columbia, MO. The luncheon and annual meeting will have keynote addresses by Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman and Paul Ladehoff, director of the MU Campus Mediation Service and director of training programs for the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution. The program will feature Ann Begler talking on the topic, “Unified Mediation: Use Gestalt Theory to Overcome Resistance.”
PAULA YOUNG APPOINTED TO ABA ETHICS COMMITTEE
Paula Young (’03) has been appointed to a new Standing Committee on Ethical Guidance of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. The Committee will issue advisory opinions on the newly revised national Model Standards Of Conduct For Mediators. The committee is composed of very prestigious members of the field including: James Alfini, Lela Love, Robert Bordone, Jay Folberg, Geetha Ravindra, Leila Taaffe, Roger Dietz, Nancy Lesser, Lawrence M. Watson, and Hon. Ellen Sickles James.
ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CYBERWEEK
The University of Massachusetts Institute for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution is sponsoring its eighth annual Cyberweek, an online exposition that brings together professionals from around the world to participate in conferences, demonstrations and other activities over the internet.
ASSOCIATION FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION TELECONFERENCE
SEPT. 26, 1-2 PM EDT
The Association for Conflict Resolution is presenting a teleseminar: “Community Mediation in the Shadow of Revolution: The Nepali Experience,” from 1-2 pm EDT on Tues., Sept. 26. C.J. Larkin, from Washington University School of Law, and Pamela A. De Voe with the International Institute of St. Louis, will be the presenters. To RSVP for this teleseminar, send an e-mail to NepaliExperience@ACRnet.org by Sept. 25. This teleseminar is only open to current members of ACR and is free as an ACR member benefit.
ADR ETHICS CLE OFFERED BY THE KANSAS CITY BAR
SEPT. 27, KANSAS CITY, MO
The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) will offer a program entitled, “Ethical Considerations and Best Practices in Mediation” on Wed., Sept. 27. It will feature attorney/mediators Larry R. Rute, Associates in Dispute Resolution, LLC, and John R. Phillips (JD ’71), Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, LLP. The training is open to members and non-members. Lunch and registration begins at noon, and the seminar is from 12:30 to 2:10 pm at the KCMBA Headquarters, 1125 Grand Blvd., Suite 400, Kansas City, MO. Contact the KCMBA at 816-474-4322 for registration information.
ABA SPONSORS TELECONFERENCE AND LIVE AUDIO WEBCAST
The ABA Section of Litigation, Section of International Law, and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education is sponsoring “China: The New Frontier in Arbitration,” a 60-minute litigation series teleconference and live audio webcast It will take place from 1-2 pm EDT on Tues., Oct. 10. For details see http://www.abanet.org/cle/programs/l06cnf1.html.
CASE WESTERN SCHOLAR-IN RESIDENCE LECTURE WEBCAST
OCT. 11, CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
Case Western Reserve University School of Law is offering its Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Lecture via webcast on Wed., Oct. 11. The lecture, “Negotiating Ethnic Conflict” will be given by Robert H. Mnookin, Samuel Williston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. The lecture will be from 4:30-5:30 pm EDT and will be webcast live and available afterwards for viewing on demand.
INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE OF ADR CONFERENCE
OCT. 12-14, HAMLINE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Hamline University School of Law is hosting the 2006 International Law Students Association Fall Conference, “The International Practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution,” on Oct. 12-14.
OCT. 26-27, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON SCHOOL OF LAW
The University of Oregon School of Law is hosting the Center for Water Advocacy’s third annual conference, “Beyond Conflict: Tribal Water Rights, Settlement Strategies, and Environmental Justice,” on Oct. 26-27. This conference is sponsored by the Center and the University of Oregon School of Law Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program and Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center.
ROCKROSE INSTITUTE FORUM
FEB. 1-3, SAN FRANCISCO
The nonprofit RockRose Institute will hold its 2007 forum, “Facing Violence: Justice, Religion & Conflict Resolution,” on Feb. 1-7 in San Francisco.
WILLIAM J. PIERCE WRITING CONTEST
The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws is sponsoring the William J. Pierce Writing Contest. This contest is for current law students (including LLM students) as well as those that have graduated in the past year. Any article, note, or comment that addresses a uniform or model act, or an issue arising, from a uniform or model act promulgated by NCCUSL is eligible. Entry deadline: Dec . 31. For more information, see http://www.nccusl.org/Update/Docs/EssayContest.pdf.
RESEARCH ANALYST, CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The Hawaii State Judiciary Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution seeks a research analyst. Preference will be given to applications received by Oct. 5.
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, NEW YORK STATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION ASSOCIATION
TROY , NY
The New York State Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA) seeks an energetic and creative professional to build, manage and coordinate its educational and certification programs. For details on the position, e-mail email@example.com. Application deadline: Oct. 16.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PENINSULA CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTER
SAN MATEO, CA
The Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center seeks an executive director for this community-building institution with a staff of 15 and 200 volunteers.