Senior Fellow, Dispute Resolution Institute
Professor of Law
B.F.A., University of North Dakota
M.A., University of North Dakota
J.D., Hamline University School of Law
LL.M., Columbia University School of Law, James Kent Scholar
Professor Allen Blair began his legal career as a law clerk to Hon. Paul A. Magnuson of the Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota. Following his clerkship, Blair practiced commercial litigation at Greene Espel, P.L.L.P., representing clients in complex contract disputes, accounting malpractice actions, and environmental insurance coverage disputes. While working at Greene Espel, he was recognized for three consecutive years by Minnesota Law & Politics as a Rising Star in the Minnesota legal community.
Professor Blair teaches and writes primarily in the areas of contract law, commercial law, and arbitration, with a focus on international issues and law and economics. As a Senior Fellow for the Dispute Resolution Institute, he also serves as the on-site Director for Mitchell Hamline’s Certificate in Global Arbitration Law and Practice program in London, UK, and is the faculty advisor and coach for Mitchell Hamline’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot teams.
In addition to his academic work, Professor Blair keeps connections with the world of practice, serving as Of Counsel at Greene Espel and providing strategic guidance on a variety of commercial disputes. He also regularly represents pro bono clients, or consults with other attorneys representing pro bono clients, seeking asylum in the United States.