As the semester ends and a lot of us are planning our summer research and writing, please keep in mind that the 11th Annual AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference will be October 20th and 21st, at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in downtown Phoenix in the new Beus Center for Law and Society.

As many of the readers on this blog know, the AALS Works-in-Progress is a wonderful opportunity for dispute resolution scholars to present works at any stage from research concepts 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.

For the third time, (following the precedent set by Texas A&M and Marquette) ASU will also be providing up to $750 in travel stipends for up to five junior faculty. We will set a deadline for application for the travel stipend (not yet!) and give priority to junior faculty who have never before attended the AALS ADR Section Works-in-Progress conference. We will award the travel stipends on a first-come-first-serve basis. 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.

Stay tuned, we will announce registration and application information on Indisputably sometime after the ABA Conference in San Francisco.  For now, please put the dates on your calendar, start thinking about what you will present, and plan to have a great time!

Art Hinshaw is a Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program at ASU Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law. His research and teaching interests focus primarily on mediation and negotiation, often bridging ADR theory and practice. He is an avid writer and contributor to ADR Prof Blog.