ADR Chair-Elect Reilly Receives AALS Section of the Year Award

February 22, 2019

Reilly 2019 ADR SOTY
Photo credit: AALS
The Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution, represented by section Chair-Elect Peter Reilly  (Texas A&M Law), receives the AALS Section of the Year Award from Committee on Sections Chair Anita Krug (University of Washington Law) at the AALS Annual Meeting.

Texas A&M School of Law Professor Peter Reilly, Chair-Elect of the AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) section, was presented the Section of the Year Award at the 2019 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting.

The ADR section was recognized for mentorship, professional development programming and other activities that promote AALS Core Values. The section's wide variety of activities, including encouraging excellence in scholarship and teaching through its annual Works-in-Progress conferences, Legal Educators’ Colloquium, and Best ADR Article of the Year competition were highlighted.  

Reilly and current chair Ellen E. Deason, Ohio State University Micheal E. Moritz College of Law, and the ADR section were spotlighted in a recent interview. Reilly discussed legal educations' approach to dispute resolution and the future of the discipline. "It is sometimes said that conflict is a growth industry. We are in a good field," said Reilly.

Texas A&M University School of Law's Aggie Dispute Resolution Program faculty have been heavily involved with the section over the years. Professor Reilly will become Chair in January 2020, and Professors Nancy Welsh and Cynthia Alkon have both served as Chair of the ​section in past years. Texas A&M also hosted the AALS ADR Works-in-Progress Conference in 2015.

The 2019 AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans was host to more than 2,400 law faculty, deans, professional staff, and exhibitors. The 2019 meeting theme was “Building Bridges” exploring the important role lawyers and law schools play in helping to resolve the most pressing conflicts facing society today, including the #MeToo movement.

Nancy Welsh  Cynthia Alkon  peter-reilly-tmb
Nancy Welsh,
Texas A&M Law
Aggie Dispute Resolution
Program Director,
Past AALS ADR Section Chair

Cynthia Alkon
Texas A&M Law
Past AALS ADR Section Chair

Peter Reilly
Texas A&M Law
Associate Professor,
AALS ADR Section Chair-Elect