Kristen M. Blankley is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Professor Blankley teaches and writes on a wide variety of mediation and arbitration topics, including ethics in dispute resolution. In addition, Professor Blankley sits on the boards of directors of her local community mediation center and statewide mediator association. She is also involved in the ABA Section Dispute Resolution, notably as the co-chair of the Ethics Subcommittee. She is also a practicing mediator and arbitrator.
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Articles and Video:
The Long Shadow of the FAA - Can Agencies Craft Arbitration Rules?
As federal agencies begin to regulate arbitration within their areas of expertise, questions arise regarding the agency's authority to do so in light of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). This article presents a framework for analyzing these regulations in light of the FAA.
How to Make Mediation Safer in Cases of High Conflict
This article considers issues of safety in mediation, with practical advice for all mediators to consider before, during, and after a mediation session to ensure participant and mediator safety.