Mind the Gap: Bringing Technology to the Mediation Table; Co-authored with Noam Ebner; Journal of Dispute Resolution, 2019
Alyson Carrel is a Clinical Associate Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and the Assistant Director of their nationally recognized Center on Negotiation and Mediation. For two years, she also served as the law school’s first appointed Assistant Dean of Law and Technology Initiatives.
Carrel is a tech-curious legal educator and mediator with over 20 years of experience in a variety of contexts, including courts, non-profits and law schools. Her innovations in law, teaching and technology include obtaining wearable cameras students use during negotiation simulation courses, developing a fellowship to integrate the A2J Author platform in a mediation advocacy clinic, and launching TEaCH LAW, a demonstration series for instructional technology. As part of a small working group of individuals from Thomson Reuters, Michigan State, Suffolk, and Vanderbilt law schools, she is developing a new client-driven lawyering model for the 21st century that recognizes the importance of technology fluency and emotional intelligence in the delivery of legal services called the Delta Model.
Carrel received her JD from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she 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 BA in Women’s Studies from the University of Florida where she wrote a thesis focused on domestic relations mediation.