Professor Art Hinshaw, of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, recently was selected to be the Chair-Elect of the Dispute Resolution Section of the Association of American Law Schools.
AALS is the primary professional organization devoted to legal education and educators, and it serves as an important resource for the improvement of the quality of legal education. It also is the principal representative of legal education to the federal government, other national higher education organizations, learned societies and international law schools.
AALS Sections consist of members who focus their time on a particular area of study, and each section presents programs at the AALS Annual Meeting, provides newsletters for their membership, and conducts other activities of interest to their members, such as mentoring programs, exam exchanges, directories, and listservs.
Hinshaw, the Director of the law school's Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program, focuses his teaching and research on mediation and negotiation, two primary methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). He also serves as the chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section's Legal Education Committee and blogs on ADR issues at Indisputably.org.