17 Aug 2018
Professor Kristen Blankley is the recipient of this year’s Binning Award. Her research productivity was particularly impressive this year. She was the lead author on a new book in the "Understanding…" series, Understanding Alternative Dispute Resolution, published by Carolina Academic Press, and she also wrote a book chapter for another book, Mediation Ethics in ADR in Employment Law. Her co-authored case book, Arbitration: Law, Policy, and Practice, for which she wrote four chapters, was also published this summer. Moreover, she published a law review article, Agreeing to Collaborate in Advance, in Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution. Professor Blankley is clearly the go-to ADR scholar in Nebraska and she is burnishing her national reputation as well.
On top of this scholarship, Blankley teaches significant credit-hours, and she willingly takes on new assignments. She supervises a tremendous number of externships and also coaches the College’s mediation team, which provides a fantastic experience for students.
Professor Blankley is incredibly dedicated to the College of Law, the University and our community. She chairs the Curriculum Committee, which examined a number of important issues this past year, and worked on the ABA Accreditation Committee. She is the Director of the Robert J. Kutak Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics and this year helped the Center revamp its website and better publicize its work. Finally, Kristen has demonstrated local and national leadership through her extensive work on a variety of University and ABA committees as well as by serving as a board member for The Mediation Center.