Alyson Carrel is Assistant Clinical Professor and Assistant Director of the Center on Negotiation and Mediation at Northwestern University School of Law. Her primary teaching interests are negotiation, mediation, and mediation advocacy. Alyson was honored with the student voted Outstanding Professor of a Small Class Teaching Award in 2013. Alyson is currently exploring issues related to ADR as a first career through her video blog, the use of emerging technology in the classroom, and social justice critiques to private dispute resolution processes such as mediation. Since 1992, Alyson has trained thousands of individuals in the skills of mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution. Prior to her appointment at Northwestern, Alyson was the Training Director for the Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) in Chicago, where she regularly designed and led trainings for judges and lawyers, as well as law firms and corporations. Alyson is very active with the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section and is currently serving as a Council Member. She received her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she focused on Alternative Dispute Resolution, published a case note on drafting an effective ADR contract clause, and was the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Dispute Resolution. She received her B.A. in Women's Studies from the University of Florida where she wrote a thesis focused on domestic relations mediation.