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PROF. JOHN LANDE HONORED BY CPR INSTITUTE FOR BEST ARTICLE
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution gave Prof. John Lande its award for the best professional article last year for his article, Principles for Policymaking about Collaborative Law and Other ADR Processes, 22 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 619 (2007). The article can be downloaded by clicking on the title or going to http://www.law.missouri.edu/lande/publications.htm. Lande was honored at CPR's annual dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Congratulations John!
MU faculty previously have received numerous awards from the CPR Institute. Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and former MU Law Prof. Jennifer Robbennolt (now at the University of Illinois College of Law) received the Professional Article Award for 2006 for her article, “Apologies and Settlement Levers,” 3 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 333 (2006). In 2003, Senior Fellow and former MU Law Prof. Chris Guthrie (now at Vanderbilt Law School) received the Professional Article Award for his article, "Panacea or Pandora's Box: The Cost of Options in Negotiation," 88 Iowa Law Review 601 (2003). Prof. Jennifer Robbennolt and Prof. Richard Reuben received Honorable Mentions for the Professional Article Award. Prof. Robbennolt was honored for her article entitled, "Apologies and Legal Settlement: An Empirical Examination," at 102 Michigan Law Review 201 (2003). Prof. Reuben received his award for his article entitled, "First Options, Consent to Arbitration, and The Demise of Separability: Restoring Access to Justice For Contracts With Arbitration Provisions," at 56 SMU Law Review 819 (2003). In 2002, Prof. R. Wilson Freyermuth , former MU Prof. Jerome M. Organ (now at Univ. of St. Thomas Law School) and Univ. of Denver Prof. James L. Winokur received the Award for Problem Solving in the Law School Curriculum for their text , "Property and Lawyering: Cases and Materials," and Prof. John Lande received an honorable mention for his article, "Using Dispute System Design Methods to Promote Good-Faith Participation in Court-Connected Mediation Programs." Prof. Chris Guthrie and his co-authors Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Andrew J. Wistrich were honored for their article, "Inside the Judicial Mind," 86 Cornell Law Review 777 (2001). Senior Fellow and former MU Prof. Leonard Riskin (now at University of Florida Levin College of Law) received two CPR awards. In 1996, he won an award for his article, "Understanding Mediators' Orientations, Strategies, and Techniques: A Grid for the Perplexed," 1 Harvard Negotiation Law Review 7 (1996) and in 1998 he received the award for "outstanding practical achievement" for his work in integrating dispute resolution into the curriculum at MU and for assisting in the development of similar programs at other law schools. Prof. Philip Harter won the Outstanding Practical Achievement Award in 1991 “for his cumulative efforts in promoting the use of consensual processes by government agencies.”
PROF. JOHN LANDE PARTICIPATED IN SYMPOSIUM ON DISPUTE SYSTEM DESIGN
Prof. John Lande was a panelist at a symposium at Ohio State University, entitled “The Second Generation of Dispute System Design: Reoccurring Problems and Potential Solutions,” which took place on Jan. 24. A streaming webcast of the symposium should soon be posted at http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/jdr/symposium.html.
PROF. RICHARD REUBEN TO SPEAK AT SYMPOSIUM ON COLLABORATIVE GOVERNANCE
Prof. Richard Reuben will be participating in the University of California Hastings College of the Law symposium, “Toward Collaborative Governance,” on Feb. 1. For information about the symposium, see http://www.uchastings.edu/?pid=4867.
CYNTHIA ALKON PUBLISHES ARTICLE ABOUT RECONCILIATION IN CENTRAL ASIAN CRIMINAL CASES
The Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal recently published Appalachian Law School Prof. Cynthia Alkon’s (LL.M. ’02) article, “The Increased Use of ‘Reconciliation’ in Criminal Cases in Central Asia: A Sign of Restorative Justice, Reform or Cause for Concern?,” 8 Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal 41 (2007). She examines how four Central Asian countries use reconciliation to resolve criminal cases, cautions against uncritical international support to these programs, and raises concerns about current policies. The article analyzes increased use of reconciliation processes in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.
ONGMU TSHERING HAS NEW JOB AND IS ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED
Ongmu Tshering (LL.M. '06) has returned home to India and moved to Mumbai where she is working for Jyoti Sagar & Associates, one of the leading law firms in India. She will be getting married next month to her fiancé, Praveen, who is also a lawyer. Congratulations, Ongmu!
CLE TELECONFERENCE AND WEBCAST ON “DEAL MEDIATION”
FEB. 6, NOON - 1:30 PM CENTRAL TIME
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and Center for Continuing Legal Education are sponsoring a teleconference and live audio webcast entitled, “Deal Mediation: A New Use for an Old Friend,” on Feb. 6, from noon - 1:30 pm Central Time. For information, see http://www.abanet.org/cle/programs/t08dma1.html.
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR AFCC ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN VANCOUVER
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) is offering scholarships to its 45th Annual Conference, “Fitting the Forum to the Family: Emerging Challenges for Family Courts,” May 28-31 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Twenty-five conference scholarships, including international scholarships with travel stipends, will be granted. The scholarship application, conference program brochure, online registration and more can be found on the AFCC web site at www.afccnet.org/conferences/afcc_conferences.asp. With questions, contact AFCC at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 664-3750. Scholarship application deadline: Feb. 29.
CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF LAW, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Hofstra University School of Law seeks a clinical professor of law to direct a Transformative Mediation Clinic. For details, e-mail email@example.com. Application deadline: Jan. 28.