Here’s an announcement from my colleague, Carli Conklin.

Greetings, colleagues!

The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and the University of Missouri School of Law are hosting a Works-in-Progress Conference on the History of Dispute Resolution, to accompany our November 13, 2015 symposium on arbitration history.  We’d love to have you take part!  For more information, please see our Call for Papers (below), visit our Symposium Website, or contact me offline.

We hope to see you there!

All my best,


Carli N. Conklin, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Law
Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution
University of Missouri School of Law
Phone: 573-884-3614

Works-in-Progress Conference Call for Papers:
History of Dispute Resolution

The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law is hosting a symposium on arbitration history, “Beyond the FAA: Arbitration Procedure, Practice and Policy in Historical Perspective”, to be held at the School of Law on November 13, 2015.

The purpose of the symposium is to explore the broader histories of arbitration in America, considering not only what arbitration procedure, practice, and policy looked like in early America (and in the earlier legal, cultural, or religious systems from which American arbitration was adopted), but also how those broader histories might contribute to important discussions and developments in arbitration procedure, practice, and policy today.  For more information on the program and speakers, please visit our symposium website.

The main program will be preceded on Thursday, November 12, 2015 by a Works-in-Progress conference, facilitated by the University of Missouri School of Law and the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution.  The purpose of the Works-in-Progress conference is to provide an opportunity for junior and senior scholars to workshop anything from early-stage article ideas to fully-fledged article drafts. Individuals who write on the history of dispute resolution, including, but not limited to, the history of negotiation, mediation, conciliation and arbitration, should consider participating in the Works-in-Progress conference.

For more information about the WIP or to submit an abstract, please contact Professor Carli N. Conklin.  The deadline for submitting abstracts is Wednesday, October 14, 2015.  All participants will be notified of selection by 5:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, October 15, 2015.

John Lande is the Isidor Loeb Professor Emeritus and former director of the LLM Program in Dispute Resolution, at the University of Missouri, School of Law. He received his J.D. from Hastings College of Law and Ph.D in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also an avid writer and contributor to