CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 7, Issue 9 - January 12, 2007

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

DEAN ROBERT BAILEY AND PROF. JOHN LANDE APPOINTED TO POLICY GROUPS
Director of the Center and Assistant Dean Robert Bailey was appointed to serve on the Collaborative Law Drafting Committee of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Prof. John Lande, who has written several articles about Collaborative and Cooperative Law (see http://www.law.missouri.edu/lande/publications.htm#ccl), was appointed as an official observer to the Drafting Committee. He also was appointed as Reporter of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Task Force on Improving Mediation Quality. The task force is using methods taught in our LL.M. course, Methods for Program Evaluation and Design, to get data from experienced mediation users about their experiences and views of mediation.

NON VIOLENT COMMUNICATION WORKSHOPS
FEB. 2-4, MU CAMPUS
The University of Missouri-Columbia Mindfulness Practice Center and Student Health Center will present workshops on Nonviolent Communication featuring Miki Kashtan. The first talk will be at 7 pm on Feb. 2 at the Adams Conference Center in the Veterinary Medicine Building. The other two will be full-day workshops held at the Memorial Union. For more information e-mail Lynn Rossy at RossyL@health.missouri.edu or see http://studenthealth.missouri.edu/MPC/mpc.htm. For more information on nonviolent communication, visit www.cnvc.org.

MAUREEN DICKMANN FEATURED IN LOCAL NEWSPAPER
Former LL.M. student Maureen Dickmann recently was featured in an article in the Columbia Missourian. Maureen is the pastor of the Rock Bridge Christian Church. To read the complete article, see http://dev.columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=23349.

NIVEDITA CHOWDARY GUTTA IS GETTING MARRIED AND TAKING JOB IN NEW YORK CITY
Nivedita Chowdary Gutta ('06) will get married on Feb. 11 in India. Her fiancé is an investment banker working for Barclays, Inc. Nivedita is currently working as manager of mediation services for the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago. After her wedding, she will take a position doing outreach, mediation and volunteer coordination with Safe Horizon, a non-profit victim assistance program that provides dispute resolution services in New York City. Congratulations, Nivedita!

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

SALTMAN CENTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION CONFERENCE
JAN. 26, LAS VEGAS, NV
The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School of Law will hold a conference on Jan. 26, "Rethinking the Federal Arbitration Act: An Examination of Whether and How the Statute Should be Amended." Drawing together leading arbitration scholars from around the country, this session will cover an array of issues pertaining to the FAA. Prof. Richard Reuben will give a presentation entitled, “Alexander Bickel's Worst Nightmare.” Prof. Jean Sternlight, senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, is the director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution. For more information and for the registration form, see http://www.law.unlv.edu/saltman_Events.html.

THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR BUSINESS MEDIATION CONFERENCE
SEPT. 28-29, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
The European Mediation Conference 2007 will be held in Vienna, Austria, on Sept . 28-29. See http://www.europemediation.eu/en for information.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

MANAGER OF MEDIATION SERVICES, CENTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION
CHICAGO, IL
The Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR), an independent, not-for-profit organization, seeks a manager of mediation services. MU grads Alyson Carrel (JD '04) and Nivedita Chowdary Gutta (LLM '06) work for CCR (though Nivedita won't be there much longer, as described above). CCR's programs are run by a staff of 12 and more than 120 volunteer mediators. For more information about the organization see www.ccrchicago.org. For more information about the position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline: Feb . 9.

ASSOCIATE OMBUDSPERSON, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKLEY
BERKLEY, CA
The University of California, Berkley seeks an associate ombudsperson in the Staff Ombuds Office. For details, see http://jobs.berkeley.edu/, job code 5738. Application deadline: Feb. 15.

TRAINER / FACILITATOR, CONSENSUS BUILDING INSTITUTE
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Consensus Building Institute (CBI), a not-for-profit organization in Cambridge, MA, seeks an experienced senior dispute resolution professional. This position will be a senior trainer / facilitator in the assessment coaching and training program. For more information on CBI's work see http://www.cbuilding.org. For details on this position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.