Robins Kaplan Professor of Litigation Skills and International Dispute Resolution
John H. Faricy Professorship in Empirical Research
Senior Fellow, Dispute Resolution Institute
Professor of Law
About Henry Allen Blair
Professor Blair 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 Dispute Resolution Institute at Mitchell Hamline. He’s also a Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Professor Blair teaches and writes primarily in the areas of arbitration, international dispute resolution, litigation, contract law, and commercial law, with a focus on law and economics. In addition to his teaching and writing, he serves as the on-site director for Mitchell Hamline’s Certificate in Global Arbitration Law and Practice program in London, and he is the faculty advisor and coach for MHSL’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court team.
Professor Blair keeps connections with the world of practice, serving as an arbitrator or mediator in commercial disputes. He is on the national roster of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association, as well as the rosters of arbitrators for the London Court of International Arbitration and FINRA. Professor Blair also regularly represents or consults with other attorneys who are representing pro bono clients seeking asylum in the United States.
B.F.A., magna cum laude, University of North Dakota
J.D., summa cum laude, Hamline University School of Law
LL.M., James Kent Scholar, Columbia University School of Law
J.S.D., Columbia University School of Law
Mitchell Hamline School of Law: Senior Fellow, Dispute Resolution Institute; Professor of Law, 2015-.
Hamline University School of Law: Professor of Law, 2006-2015.
Of Counsel, Greene Espel, Minneapolis, Minn., 2006-2021.
Attorney, Greene Espel, Minneapolis, Minn., 2003-2006.
Judicial Clerk, Judge Paul A. Magnuson, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2001-2003.
Leadership and service
John H. Faricy Professor of Empirical Legal Research, 2018-.
Robins Kaplan Distinguished Professor of Litigation Skills and International Dispute Resolution, 2015-.
Senior Fellow, Dispute Resolution Institute, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2015-.
Research Fellow, Columbia University Law School, J.S.D. program, 2012-2013.
Visiting Scholar, Oxford University Law School, 2012-2013.
Columbia Law School Commercial Law Fellow, 2007-2008.
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), 2016-.
Member, American Association of Law Schools, 2005-.
Volunteer attorney, Unemployment Compensation Appeals Project, Minnesota Bar Association, 2003-2006.
Volunteer attorney, Bankruptcy and Consumer Affairs, Volunteer Lawyers Network, 2008-2014.
Volunteer attorney, Asylum Project, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, 2003-.