Alyson Carrel

Harry B. Reese Teaching Clinical Associate Professor of Law
Co-Director, Center on Negotiation and Mediation


Alyson Carrel is a clinical associate professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and the Co-Director of the law school’s nationally-ranked Center on Negotiation and Mediation. Carrel is an active leader, presenter, and trainer in dispute resolution. She has provided negotiation and dispute resolution trainings for a wide variety of clients including large law firms like Baker McKenzie, court systems/programs such as the Cook County Juvenile Court Child Protection Mediation Program, government organizations such as HUD, corporations such as Coca-Cola, and nonprofit organizations including the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Until 2019, she led the law school's legal technology & innovation initiatives as the Assistant Dean of Law & Technology. In these roles, she received a grant to purchase wearable cameras for negotiation simulation courses, a fellowship to integrate the A2J Author platform in mediation advocacy courses, launched TEaCH LAW, a faculty instructional technology initiative, and was awarded the student-voted Outstanding Professor of a Small Class. Carrel is currently researching the impact of emerging technology in dispute resolution and developing a new client-driven competency model for the 21st-century legal professional called the Delta Model.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Negotiations
  • Mediation
  • Dispute Resolution


  • BA, University of Florida
  • JD, University of Missouri-Columbia

Prior Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Assistant Dean of Law and Technology, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management (Courtesy), Kellogg School of Management
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

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