Henry Allen Blair

Henry Allen Blair

Henry Allen 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 Of Counsel at Greene Espel PLLP, and 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.

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Website: https://mitchellhamline.edu/biographies/person/h-allen-blair/

Articles and Video:

Cert Granted in a New(ish) Arbitration case —Henry Schein Part II (06/29/20)
Henry Schein Part I focused on the wholly groundless doctrine. The wholly groundless doctrine, you might recall, was basically a smell test for arbitrability. It gave courts the right to regulate dubious arbitration agreements even if those agreements included a delegation provision. A unanimous Supreme Court sounded the death knell on the doctrine. Today, SCOTUS took the case up again.