Alyson

Carrel

 
 
 
 

 

Clinical Associate Professor
Assistant Dean
of Law & Technology Initiates
Assistant Director, Center on Negotiation and Mediation


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Experience

I am a tech curious legal educator and mediator with over 20 years experience in a variety of contexts, including courts, non-profits, and law schools.  As technology advances (and disrupts), I've sought ways to incorporate new and innovative approaches that leverage the potential benefits technology presents.  I am currently on the faculty at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, teaching through the nationally ranked Center on Negotiation and Mediation, and lead the law school's legal technology & innovation initiatives as the Assistant Dean of Law & Technology. In these roles, I have received a grant to purchase wearable cameras for my negotiation simulation courses, a fellowship to integrate the A2J Author platform in my mediation advocacy clinic, and launched TEaCH LAW, a demonstration series for instructional technology.   

 

"Professor Carrel is very passionate and very funny. She is very good at explaining negotiation concepts in easy but useful ways and always encourages students to reflect on their skills and make room for improvement."

-Northwestern Law Student, 2018

 

"Alyson is an excellent instructor. I really enjoyed hearing her insights into the topic, especially her personal experiences in negotiations. The cases were interesting, relevant and thought-provoking. I feel I learnt a lot from this course."

-Northwestern MBA Student, 2018

 

“Alyson Carrel truly cares about her students and their learning. She's extremely engaging and interactive and makes this one of the most exciting classes I've ever taken at Northwestern Law.” 

- Northwestern Law Student, 2017

 
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Press 

 

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Above the Law

In 2014, Above the Law highlighted my use of emerging technology in the law school classroom as a positive example of professors keeping pace with the rapid rate of changes in technology.   Read

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ABA 

The ABA Legal Technology Resource Center interviewed me as one of their 2018 Women of Legal Tech awardees. In this interview, I highlight the use of technology to help lawyers as "creative problem solvers that must work with our clients to truly understand their needs and help identify solutions, tech-based or not, that address those needs."  Read

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Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters ran a series about faculty and schools with "practice ready" initiatives. In this piece I describe easy ways to best prepare students for the changing legal landscape.
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Significant Projects 

I am currently exploring the use of emerging technology in the classroom, disruptive technology in dispute resolution, and social justice critiques to confidential dispute resolution processes such as mediation. Learn more...

 
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