ArbitrationNation is a blog that Liz Kramer started in 2011 to serve as a resource for litigators, in-house counsel, arbitrators, and pro se litigants about the many thorny issues that arise under the Federal Arbitration Act. The blog has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best legal blogs in the nation. The ABA Journal placed ArbitrationNation in the “Blawg 100” list every year from 2012-2016. In 2017, the ABA Journal elevated the blog to its Blawg Hall of Fame, which recognizes the “very best law blogs, known for their untiring ability to craft high-quality, engaging posts.”
In 2019, Liz Kramer moved into public service and asked her fellow arbitration nerd, Prof. Henry Allen Blair, to take over the blog. Happily, he agreed.
Henry is the Robins Kaplan Distinguished Professor of Litigation Skills and International Dispute Resolution, a John H. Faricy Professor of Empirical Legal Research, and a Senior Fellow in the Mitchell Hamline School of Law Dispute Resolution Institute. All his academic stuff keeps him writing about arbitration regularly. In addition to this blog and a number of articles about arbitration, he’s written several books about the subject, including A Short and Happy Guide to Arbitration (West Academic 2019), Cases and Materials on Arbitration Law and Practice (with T. Carbonneau, West Academic 2019), International Litigation and Arbitration: Cases and Materials (with T. Carbonneau and W. Butler, forthcoming West Academic 2020), and A Short and Happy Guide to International Dispute Resolution (forthcoming West Academic 2020). He also teaches courses on domestic arbitration and international commercial arbitration, at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and in London, in cooperation with the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London. Finally, he serves as the faculty coach and advisor for Mitchell Hamline School of Law’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Moot team.
Henry keeps a firm foot in the world of practice as well. He’s an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, a Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and Of Counsel at Greene Espel PLLP, where he represents clients in complex commercial arbitrations and litigations.
Please feel free to reach out to Henry with your questions, insights, contributions, and comments. If you are looking for help with an arbitration matter, as counsel or co-counsel, Henry stands ready help or point you in the right direction. He also is accepting appointments as a neutral.