CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 9, Issue 6 - October 7, 2008

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

LLM PROGRAM INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2009
The University of Missouri's LL.M. Program in Dispute Resolution, an innovative program designed for practitioners and scholars is accepting applications for next year. For practitioners, the program provides knowledge and skills that can help in practice as an advocate, mediator, arbitrator, or other dispute resolution professional.

Now in its tenth year, the LL.M. program attracts students from diverse backgrounds and encourages applications from minorities, women, and others contributing to the diversity of our program. If you are interested, please inquire or apply. If you know of anyone you think might be interested, please pass this information along.

Students may enroll full-time or part-time. We normally schedule required courses one day a week so that part-time students can work the other four days. This has enabled students to attend from all over Missouri as well as other states such as Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

Although the program will still be geared primarily to lawyers, we will accept applicants who have substantial ADR experience but who do not have law degrees.

LL.M. students can get dual degrees (M.A. and Ph.D.) from Missouri's School of Journalism. Many LL.M. students take courses at the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, where they can earn a Certificate in Public Affairs in conjunction with the LL.M. degree.

Full information about the LL.M. Program, including details on financial aid, is on the web at http://law.missouri.edu/llm . For more information, contact Karen Neylon, the program coordinator, at (573) 882-2020, mulawcdr@missouri.edu .

RICHARD REUBEN FEATURED IN COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN
Prof. Richard Reuben and his family are featured in a Columbia Missourian article about a multifaith family. You can read the article at http://www.columbiamissourian.com/media/multimedia/2008/09/media/Archive2_/multifaith.html.

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

CYNTHIA KRAMER PROMOTED TO FULL PROFESSOR AND OPENS LEGAL AND MEDIATION OFFICE
Cynthia Kramer (LLM '05) was promoted to full professor of legal studies at William Woods University and granted tenure effective August 2008. She also opened a practice, CK Law Office LLC - General Civil Practice and Mediation Services, located at The Palace, 500 Market Street, Suite 301 in Fulton. She is on the list of mediators for domestic cases in the 13th Judicial Circuit. Congratulations Cynthia!

DONNA PAVLICK RECEIVES PhD IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND POLICY ANALYSIS
Donna Pavlick (LLM '00) received her PhD in Educational Research and Policy Analysis from MU on May 16, 2008. Her dissertation is entitled A Study of Why a Select Group of African American Students Persisted to Baccalaureate Attainment. She submitted a paper based on her dissertation, In Loco Parentis : Back to the Future, for presentation at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Congratulations Donna!

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR COMMUNITY JUSTICE
SCHENECTADY, NY
The Center for Community Justice, a non-profit agency, is seeking an executive director. To learn more about this position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu .

AMERICORPS VISTA POSITION, ALLEGANY CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTER
CUMBERLAND, MD
The Allegany Conflict Resolution Center seeks to fill a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA position. This position's benefits include a living allowance, education award or end-of-service stipend. For more details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu .

ASSOCIAT OMBUDSMAN, AMERICAN RED CROSS
WASHINGTON, DC
The American Red Cross seek an associate ombudsman to provide confidential and informal dispute resolution assistance to the American Red Cross community which includes employees, volunteers, service recipients, donors, suppliers, partners, and the general public.

SENIOR SPECIALIST IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT, CONEDISON
STATE OF NEW YORK

ConEdison seeks a senior specialist in conflict resolution and performance management to join the Talent Management team to develop and implement a model/process that builds a culture of constructive conflict resolution and workplace relationships, and to provide conflict resolution/mediation training to employees.

LAW SCHOOL TEACHING POSITIONS
A number of law schools are seeking faculty who teach dispute resolution, among other things. For more information about the following positions, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu .

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY J. REUBEN CLARK LAW SCHOOL
Brigham Young is looking to hire faculty with anticipated curricular needs including commercial law, negotiation, federal taxation, professional responsibility, wills, estates, trusts, administrative law, and employment law. Applicants should create an online application for posting 0800321 at https://yjobs.byu.edu and also submit a resume, references, and teaching preferences to Chair, Appointments Committee, BYU Law School, P.O. Box 28000, Provo, UT 84602 or e-mail facposition2008@law.byu.edu .

JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL
John Marshall Law School is seeking faculty with particular interest in civil procedure and property. Other areas of interest include administrative law, arbitration, constitutional law, evidence, lawyering skills, mediation, natural resources and environmental law, payment systems, professional responsibility, real estate, and torts. Applicants should send a letter of application and resume by Oct. 10 to Prof. Julie Spanbauer, Chair, Selection and Appointments Committee, John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604 or email faculty-hiring@jmls.edu .

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON SCHOOL OF LAW
The University of Oregon School of Law is hiring faculty with preference for candidates with practice, scholarship, or teaching experience in ADR / mediation, criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, intellectual property, international law, and trusts and estates. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Prof. Leslie Harris, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, c/o Debbie Thurman, 1221 University of Oregon School of Law, 1515 Agate St., Eugene, OR 97403-1221.

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF LAW
The University of San Francisco School of Law is particularly interested in hiring applicants with a background in trusts and estates, as well as property, evidence, remedies, international law, trial advocacy, ADR, or maritime law. Contact Prof. Josh Davis, Chair Faculty Appointments Committee, USF School of Law, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94177 or davisj@usfca.edu .

STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
Stetson University College of Law anticipates curricular needs in business and corporate law, constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, evidence, professional responsibility, property, real estate, and wills, trusts, and estates. Applicants who have scholarly or teaching interests in immigration and asylum law, employment law, legislation, trial advocacy, or ADR in addition to the primary courses listed above are especially encouraged to apply. To apply, send an email attaching a current curriculum vitae and cover letter indicating teaching and scholarly interests, and details of at least three references to Prof. Michael P. Allen, Co-Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at allen@law.stetson.edu . To apply by postal mail, send the materials to Prof. Allen at Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61 st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707.

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Washburn University School of Law invites applicants who can provide coverage for curricular needs including business associations, torts, real estate transactions, ADR, and professional responsibility. To apply, contact Prof. Nancy G. Maxwell, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Washburn University School of Law, 1700 S.W. College Avenue, Topeka, KS 66621 or nancy.maxwell@washburn.edu .

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING COLLEGE OF LAW
The University of Wyoming College of Law has curricular interests including civil procedure, immigration law, insurance, intellectual property, international law (e.g., business transactions, comparative law, human rights), legislation, legal writing, and skills courses (e.g., ADR, civil pretrial practice, externships, lawyering skills, trial practice). Contact Prof. Debra Donahue, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Wyoming College of Law, Dept. 3035, 1000 E. University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071 or ddohaue@uwyo.edu .