As I previously posted, the 9th Annual AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference will be on October 23 & 34, 2015,  at the Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas.

Registration will open at noon central time on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.  The link (which will only work starting at noon central time on Tuesday) is:

This year, for the first time, the Texas A&M University School of Law will give up to $800 in travel stipends for up to five junior faculty.  The deadline for the Travel Stipends will be September 25, 2015, however we will award the travel stipends on a first-come-first-served basis, with priority to those who have never before attended the Works-in-Progress. If any of the five stipends remain after awarding the stipends to junior faculty who have not yet attended, the remaining stipends will be awarded to junior faculty who have attended before, also on a first-come-first-served basis.

The deadline to register for the conference itself (for those not applying for the Travel Stipend) is Friday, Oct. 2nd, but please don’t delay until then if you are planning to attend!

As many of the readers of this blog know, the AALS Works-in-Progress is a wonderful opportunity for dispute resolution     scholars to present works at any stage from half-baked idea (or not even ready to go into the oven) to papers that have been accepted for publication and are still in the editing phase.  The Works-in-Progress Conference consistently provides a supportive and collegial environment to present new scholarship.

I am happy to answer any questions, please feel free to email me or to post the question below.

Cyntha Alkon is an Associate Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law. Prior to joining academia, she was a criminal defense lawyer and worked in rule of law development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia focusing on criminal justice reform issues. She is a contributor of ADR Prof Blog.