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Prof. Cooper Elected to National Academy of Arbitrators' Board of Governors

June 2, 2009—Professor Laura J. Cooper has been elected to a three-year term as member of the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

Membership in the Academy is limited to Americans and Canadians who have substantial and current experience as arbitrators in labor and employment disputes involving diverse parties. The Academy provides professional education for arbitrators and advocates, promotes research on workplace dispute resolution, articulates guidelines for fair procedures in labor and employment arbitration, and promulgates and enforces a code of ethics that has also been adopted by the American Arbitration Association and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

Cooper, who is the J. Stewart and Mario Thomas McClendon Professor in Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Law School, teaches courses in labor law, labor arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, civil procedure and conflict of laws. She was elected during the NAA's Annual Meeting, held in May in Chicago.

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