Senior Fellow, Dispute Resolution Institute
Robins Kaplan Professorship in Litigation Skills and International Dispute Resolution
Professor of Law
About Allen Blair
Professor Blair is the Robins Kaplan Distinguished Professor of Litigation Skills and International Dispute Resolution and a senior fellow in the Dispute Resolution Institute at Mitchell Hamline. He 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 and is the faculty advisor and coach for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court 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.
B.F.A., magna cum laude, University of North Dakota
M.A., 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., A.B.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-.
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
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-.
Visiting scholar, Oxford University Law School, 2012-2013.
Columbia Law School Commercial Law Fellow, 2007-2008.
Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 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-.
Board member, Frank Theater, 2009-2011.