Aggie Dispute Resolution Program
Faculty Activities


From May 7 to 19, 2018, Professor Nancy Welsh and Professor Gabriel Eckstein are leading a field study for Texas A&M law students--Intro to Israel: Water, Energy and Dispute Resolution.

On April 13, 2018, Professor Nancy Welsh welcomed attendees to Natural Disasters, Stakeholder Engagement and Dispute Resolution, the first annual conference of the Texas A&M Aggie Dispute Resolution Program. Also co-sponsoring were Texas A&M’s Program in Natural Resources Systems, Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law, and Global Programs.

Nancy Intro KaineOn April 6, 2018, Professor Nancy Welsh introduced the plenary presentation of her Harvard Law School classmate, Senator Tim Kaine, at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference, in Washington D.C.

On April 6, 2018, Professor Nancy Welsh and Marvin Johnson presented “How the Preference for Third Party Decision Making and Substantive Expertise in ‘Major’ Cases Fosters Bias in Neutral and Process Selection” at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference, in Washington D.C.

Welsh in MalaysiaOn March 15, 2018, Professor Nancy Welsh presented “Combining Mediation and Arbitration: Procedural Safeguards” at the Asian International Arbitration Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

On March 15-16, 2018, Professor Nancy Welsh presented on dispute resolution topics to faculty, administrators and students at the International Islamic University and the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

On March 12-13, 2018, Professor Nancy Welsh presented “Trustworthiness, Transparency and Procedural Safeguards” at Expanding the Scope of Dispute Resolution and Access to Justice: The Use of Mediation Within the Courts, a research forum sponsored by Singapore Management University and the Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia, in Singapore. The forum was supported by the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy and the Singapore International Mediation Institute.

On February 9, 2018, Professors Cynthia Alkon, Peter Reilly and Nancy Welsh conducted a program in College Station for Texas A&M University department heads. The program was titled “Department Heads as Negotiators: Working to Improve Your Skills.”

On January 2-5, 2018, Professors Cynthia Alkon, Michael Green, Carol Pauli, Peter Reilly and Nancy Welsh conducted the law school’s first one-credit ADR Survey for 1Ls.

On January 4, 2018, Associate Professor Peter Reilly was elected to the position of Chair-Elect of the AALS (Association of American Law Schools) Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

In December 2017, the SMU Law Review published a two-part symposium issue that included articles by Professors Michael Green (“Reconsidering Prejudice in Alternative Dispute Resolution for Black Work Matters”) and Nancy Welsh (“Do You Believe in Magic? Self-Determination and Procedural Justice Meet Inequality in Court-Connected Mediation”).

On December 12-18, Professors Cynthia Alkon, Charlotte Ku and Nancy Welsh visited with Israeli and Palestinian judges, lawyers and other dispute resolution and legal professionals, as part of a U.S. Dispute Resolution Law Professor delegation sponsored by Academic Partners for Peace.

On November 13, 2017, Associate Professor Carol Pauli was an invited speaker on “Persistent Human Divides,”  the theme of the  2017 Jed D. Melnick Symposium at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City.  She spoke about the role of journalism in “Changing Attitudes and Behaviors Through the Media,” with her co-panelist John Marks, founder of the nonprofit organization Search for Common Ground.

On November 7, 2017, Professor Michael Z. Green discussed the Ezekiel Elliott case in an interview by Steven Johnston, East Texas Radio, broadcast on KPLT 1490 AM, 96.3 FM.

On October 30, 2017, U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla in the Southern District of New York issued an opinion citing Professor Michael Z. Green’s recently published article in the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, co-authored with recent graduate and ​Law ​Clerk for the Texas Eleventh Court of Appeals, Kyle Carney, Can NFL Players Obtain Judicial Review of Arbitration Decisions on the Merits When A Typical Hourly Union Worker Cannot Obtain This Unusual Court Access? in the Ezekiel Elliott case, National Football League Mgmt. Council v. National Football League Players Ass’n. 

On October 28, 2017, Professor Nancy Welsh presented on “Procedural Fairness and Self-Determination in Mediation: Promises Kept?” at the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association 13th Annual Symposium held at Texas A&M University School of Law.

On October 27, 2017, Professor Nancy Welsh spoke on “A Need to Update the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators” at the Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium held at Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

On October 20-21, 2017, four members of the Aggie Dispute Resolution Program faculty presented drafts of their articles at the AALS 11th Annual Dispute Resolution Works in Progress Conference held at Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law:

  • Professor Cynthia Alkon (Losing Empathy While Gaining Technology: Concerns for Criminal Practice and Reform)
  • Associate Professor Carol Pauli (Enemy of the People: Negotiating News at the White House)
  • Associate Professor Peter Reilly (Corporate Deferred Prosecution as Discretionary Injustice)
  • Professor Nancy Welsh (An Ethical Obligation to Support Transparency?)

On October 20, 2017, Associate Professor Guillermo Garcia Sanchez presented at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law on the renegotiation of NAFTA and the resolution of disputes between indigenous communities and foreign investors. The presentation was part of the symposium titled “The United States Mexico Relationship in International Law and Politics” organized by the Maryland Journal of International Law.

Associate Professor Peter Reilly, along with Professor Mike Koehler (Southern Illinois School of Law), organized “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at Forty: A Look Back and a Look Ahead,” a day-long conference that took place at Texas A&M School of Law on October 12, 2017. Learn more.

On October 7, 2017, Professor Nancy Welsh presented on “Ethical Issues in Bargaining” at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Negotiation Institute held in Washington D.C.

On September 20, 2017, Professor Michael Z. Green presented “The Promise of Mediation in Accommodating Bipolar Disorder and Other Psychiatric Disabilities Versus Workplace Hostilities” at the Tarrant County Bar Association Joint Luncheon Meeting of the Labor and Employment and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections in Fort Worth, Texas.

On September 15-16, 2017, Professor Michael Z. Green coordinated a gathering of workplace law scholars as part of the Twelfth Annual Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL) held at Texas A&M University School of Law. Learn more.

On September 11, 2017, the Corporate Crime Reporter interviewed Associate Professor Peter Reilly about his Utah Law Review article, Corporate Deferred Prosecution as Discretionary Injustice.  The interview can be found here: