CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 8, Issue 9 - December 17, 2007

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. RICHARD REUBEN QUOTED IN TWO PUBLICATIONS
ADRWorld recently quoted Prof. Richard Reuben in an article about the World Bank’s promotion of mediation for corporate governance disputes.  He commented that mediation could impact company stability and encourage investment. The article, “World Bank Promotes Mediation for Corporate Governance Disputes,” by Justin Kelly, was published Nov. 17, 2007. IPLaw 360 quoted Reuben in an article about a pending Supreme Court arbitration case addressing whether arbitration agreements can allow a judge to review a decision made by an arbitrator for reasons beyond what is specifically provided for under the statute. The article, “High Court Throws New Query Into Arbitration Case,” by Jacqueline Bell, was published Nov. 29, 2007.

ART HINSHAW PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON MEDIATOR REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE
Art Hinshaw (JD ’93, LLM ’00) published “Mediators As Mandatory Reporters Of Child Abuse: Preserving Mediation’s Core Values,” 34 Florida State University Law Review 271 (2007).  He recommends that state legislatures revise their mandatory reporting laws to include mediators among the professions identified as mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect and he provides additional recommendations to manage the negative impact that reporting requirements may have on mediation's core values of party self-determination, mediator neutrality, and confidentiality.

LOWELL PEARSON APPOINTED TO NEW POSITION WITH MISSOURI GOVERNOR
Missouri Governor Matt Blunt recently appointed Lowell Pearson (LLM ’06) as his top legal counsel. Lowell had been serving as the deputy director of the state Department of Revenue. Congratulations, Lowell ! Click on the following link to read the complete Columbia Daily Tribune.

CHIP STEWART WELCOMES DAUGHTER
Chip Stewart (LLM ’07) welcomed a daughter on Dec. 6, 2007.  His wife, Kara and new daughter, Sabrina Grace, are doing well. Congratulations!

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

CLINICAL PROFESSORSHIP, COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL
NEW YORK, NY
Columbia Law School seeks applications for a clinical professorship in its mediation clinic, beginning on July 1, 2008. Application deadline: Dec. 19.

ADR SPECIALIST, DEPARTMENT OF JUDICIAL SERVICES
SUPREME COURT OF VIRGINIA, RICHMOND, VA
The Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia seeks applicants for an alternative dispute resolution specialist within the Department of Judicial Services. For details, see http://www.courts.state.va.us/jbrr/jbrr.htm and scroll down for the ADR specialist position. This position is open until filled, however to ensure immediate consideration, submit a complete application by Dec. 21.

DIRECTOR, VCS CENTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION
NEW CITY, NY
The Volunteer Counseling Service (VCS) Center for Conflict Resolution seeks a director to manage the community mediation program. For more information about VCS, see http://vcs-inc.org/. For more information about the position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.

MEDIATION MANAGER, COMMUNITY MEDIATION SERVICES, INC.
NEW YORK, NY
Community Mediation Services, Inc., a not for profit agency based in Jamaica, Queens, seeks a mediation manager in the New York City Family Court Mediation Program. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.

FACULTY, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ILR SCHOOL
ITHACA, NY
Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) seeks a senior level faculty appointment in conflict resolution. The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at the ILR School has led to the school’s expansion of the programs and activities in conflict resolution field. For details on the ILR school, see http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/, for details on the Scheinman Institute, see http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/conflictRes/. For details on this position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.

PROGRAM MANAGER, SOLIYA
Soliya is a new nonprofit organization using the latest in internet and communication technologies to bridge the divide between the “West” and the “Arab & Muslim World.” Soliya seeks to hire a program manager. For details, see http://www.soliya.net/?q=job_opportunities.