As the summer begins and a lot of us are planning our research and writing, please keep in mind that 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.

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 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.

This year, for the first time, the Texas A&M University School of Law will also be providing up to $800 in travel stipends for up to five junior faculty.  We will set a deadline for applications 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-served 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.   For more information visit: wip.

Stay tuned, we will announce registration and application information on Indisputably closer to the conference date.

For now, please mark your calendars and make  plans to enjoy a wonderful conference and Texas A&M hospitality!


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.