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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Law School to Host Dispute Resolution Symposium

October 21st, 2011

Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, 573-882-6217,

WHAT:  The University of Missouri School of Law and the MU Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution will host a dispute resolution symposium, “Border Skirmishes: The Intersection between Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration.” The symposium will feature speakers from across the world, representing different law professions, including keynote speaker and internationally recognized law expert Gary Born from Wilmerhale, London. Speakers will focus on issues that develop when litigation tactics are combined with international commercial arbitration.

The MU Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution (CSDR) is an award-winning dispute resolution program that consistently ranks as one of the best in the nation. The CSDR develops and promotes appropriate methods for understanding, managing and resolving domestic conflict.

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Keynote Speaker:
Gary Born, Wilmerhale, London
Born was recently selected by leading international arbitrators and peer practitioners to receive the Global Arbitration Review’s “Advocate of the Year” award for 2010.  He also was chosen by his peers as the “World’s Best International Litigator” in a recent survey by Legal Media Group. Born is widely regarded as the world’s preeminent authority on international commercial arbitration and international litigation. He has been ranked for the past decade as one of the world’s leading international arbitration practitioners and the leading arbitration practitioner in London. Born is one of only three lawyers in the world to receive global “starred” status in the Chambers rankings, which is a research-based lawyer ranking system.

Other Speakers:
Frédéric Bachand, professor of law, McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal, Canada
Christopher Drahozel, John M. Rounds Professor of Law, University of Kansas
Alejandro Garro, professor of comparative law, Columbia University
Louise Reilly, legal counsel for the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland
Marianne Roth, professor of law and chair of the Academic Senate, University of Salzburg, Austria
Peter B. Rutledge, professor of law, University of Georgia
S.I. Strong, associate professor of law, University of Missouri

8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21
Room 7, School of Law
MU Campus