Texas A&M University School of Law (Fort Worth, TX) hosted the ninth annual AALS ADR Works-in-Progress Conference this past Friday and Saturday. Other than the constant, drenching, torrential rains and floods, these Aggies know how to throw a conference! Not only were we all incredibly well-fed (and watered) with traditional Texas fare, we listened to great presentations of our ADR colleagues’ work on a broad range of ADR-related topics. The relaxed format of presentation, Q&A and (brightly!) colored comment cards facilitated feedback from a wide range of perspectives.
I continue to be amazed at the richness and sophistication of the commentary and critique. I, for one, received enormously helpful feedback on my paper that I cannot wait to incorporate into my draft. (really, truly) ADR Law Profs are amazingly collegial, warm, welcoming, supportive and non-judgmental. And FUN! No matter where in the country the ADR WIP conference is held, it is well worth the trip. (I write this BEFORE my airplane safely departs the airport.)
See you there next year!