The MU School of Law offers a collegial environment, reinforced by a small student body and a low faculty-student ratio. The intimacy of this setting, coupled with reasonable cost, consistently high bar passage rates, a network of alumni around the globe and access to top scholars in the legal world, make MU Law one of the best values in the nation.
PROF. LEONARD L. RISKIN PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON MINDFULNESS AND ETHICS
Prof. Leonard L. Riskin published “Awareness and Ethics in Dispute Resolution and Law: Why Mindfulness Tends to Foster Ethical Behavior,” 50 S. Tex. L. Rev. 493 (2009). He argues that mindfulness training and practice can increase the proportion of time when people are likely to behave ethically because they are in tune with others and/or in control of their responses to circumstances. Prof. Riskin is the Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, was formerly the director of MU's Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, and continues as a senior fellow of the Center.
TAL ZARANKIN RECEIVES PHD AND ACCEPTS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION
Tal Zarankin (LL.M. '03 , Ph.D. ‘09 ) graduated from the University of Missouri Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business with a PhD in business administration this May. He and his family are moving to Virginia, where he has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at the Radford University College of Business. Tal's dissertation is entitled, “Calling The Shots in Negotiations: The Effects o f Self-Efficacy, Cognitive Style, Goal Orientation, Information About Past Performance, and Opponents' Behavior on Negotiators' Risk Taking.” Congratulations, Tal!
U.S. INSTITUTE OF PEACE FALL 2009 ANNUAL GRANT COMPETITION
The U.S. Institute of Peace announces its annual grant competition, which offers support for research, education and training, and the dissemination of information on international peace and conflict resolution. The Annual Grant Competition is open to any project within the Institute's broad mandate of international conflict resolution. For the online application, see http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/-grant-program/annual-grant-competition. Grant recipients will be notified by March 31, 2010. Application deadline: Oct. 1.
SAVE THE DATE: RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN ADULT CRIMINAL COURTS
FRI., NOV. 13
The Restorative Justice in Adult Courts Committee of the Missouri Restorative Justice Coalition is sponsoring a symposium on Restorative Justice in Adult Criminal Courts on Fri., Nov. 13 at MU. Our Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and the MU Peace Studies Department are co-sponsoring the symposium. For details, see http://www.morjc.org/eventsandtrainings.htm, or contact Nina Balsam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-435-6537.
ADR PROVIDER ROSTER, OREGON DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
The Oregon Department of Justice has just published the “2009 Oregon State Agency Alternative Dispute Resolution Provider Roster Request for Qualifications (RFQ)” to add new providers to the roster at http://www.doj.state.or.us/adr/adr26.shtml.
CONTRACT MEDIATORS, LIAISE MEDIATED SOLUTIONS, LLC
SAN FRANCISCO AREA
Liaise Mediation Solutions seeks experienced mediators for its roster. For more information about the company see http://www.liaisesolutions.com/. CVs can be e-mailed to Info@LiaiseSolutions.com.