The Center operates a listserv to promote discussion of issues relevant to dispute resolution in legal education. It generally is limited to dispute resolution instructors, including visiting and adjunct professors, and it is intended to promote academic discussion and activities. Generally, it should not be used for announcements of commercial goods, services, events, etc.
Sending Messages to the Listserv
If you are a subscriber to the listserv, you can send a message to the listserv subscribers by sending an email to DRLE@PO.MISSOURI.EDU.
Subscribing to the Listserv
To subscribe to the list:
- Address a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In the body of the text, write: subscribe DRLE
Messages on the Listserv
This list is not moderated. In other words, subscribers can post messages without approval from anyone. To send a message, send an email to DRLE@PO.MISSOURI.EDU.
Subscribers who don’t want to read particular messages should simply delete them. Subscribers concerned about getting too many listserv messages can use the “index” setting (preferably the html version) to get a single email collecting messages from the prior day. You can do this by clicking here or emailing John Lande.
Subscribers are busy people who get a lot of email, so people sending messages should consider whether to send particular messages to the entire listserv or certain individuals.
There isn’t a consensus about whether certain messages or topics are appropriate for the listserv. If someone wants to post a message where the connection to conflict resolution or legal education isn’t obvious, the message should clearly and explicitly identify the conflict resolution or legal education issues involved and most of the discussion in the message should focus on those issues.
Accessing the Listserv Archives
Listserv subscribers can access an archive of messages posted to the listserv. To access the archive, go to the DRLE listserv home page and click on the month of the desired postings, such as “June 12.” If you don’t have a password, follow the instructions to create a password.
We suggest the following steps if subscribers feel that someone is repeatedly sending messages that are outside the scope of the listserv and that do not comply with this policy.
- Contact the person privately and directly. We suggest a phone or video call because communications by email can unnecessarily aggravate tensions.
- Contact John Lande or Jim Levin privately, who may contact the person posting the messages.
- Post a respectful message on the listserv identifying the issue and asking for compliance with the policy.
If someone contacts you about your messages, please try to work out a reasonable solution that respects everyone’s interests.