Faulkner Law Faculty Profile – Elyce C. Morris

Name: Elyce C. MorrisElyce Morris
Years at Faulkner Law: 2

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Director, Kenneth F. Dunham Mediation Clinic
Director, ADR Certificate Program

 

Q: Tips for incoming students?

Have a clear idea of your professional goals and tailor law school electives and experiential endeavors to align with those goals.

 

Q: What was the process for consideration for your recent appointment to the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution?

I understand that someone nominated me and that the Alabama Speaker of the House appointed me to the commission.

 

Q: What will your role be in this new position?

I will serve a two-year term, and my role will focus on Public Education and School & Community Mediation.

 

Q: What are some of the upcoming projects that you have in the works?

In April, Faulkner Law’s Institute for Dispute Resolution will host a Mediation Skills training for attorneys, leaders and other professionals interested in acquiring basic mediation skills. Registration will be available online later this week.¬†On May 10, 2017, I will present at the Southeastern Conference on Conflict Management at Lipscomb University’s Institute for Conflict Management. The presentation provides leaders in higher education and in K-12 education with techniques and best practices for managing conflict in the educational milieu. Third-year law student DaLee Chambers, who earned a PhD in Special Education and worked as an educator prior to law school, currently serves as my research assistant and will co-present at this conference.