Robert B. Moberly
Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law
Professor Robert Moberly teaches courses in alternative dispute resolution and labor arbitration. He earned his bachelor's in economics and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to his service as dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, he was a trustee research fellow and professor of law at the University of Florida, where he was the founding director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution.
His other appointments include visiting professorships at the University of Illinois; the University of Louvain, Belgium; and the Polish Academy of Sciences. He also served as a law clerk on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and was a labor attorney in government and private practice.
Professor Moberly has published extensively in the areas of labor law and conflict resolution, co-authoring two books and publishing more than 30 articles in law reviews, including those of Cornell, Florida, Illinois, Washington, and Wisconsin and in scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Legal Education. He has received grants from the U.S. Departments of Labor and Agriculture and from other granting entities. He was honored by the Center for Public Resources for Outstanding Alternative Dispute Resolution Scholarship and was the principal drafter of mediator ethical standards adopted by the Florida Supreme Court.
Professor Moberly has served as a Commissioner on the Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission; has chaired the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Labor Law Sections of the Association of American Law Schools; and was an executive board member of the Labor Law Group and the U.S. Branch of the International Society for Labor Law & Social Security.
He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators (Vice President, 2014-present; Board of Governors, 2008-11; Executive Committee, 2008-09; former Chair, Southeast Region); a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; a life member of the Labor & Employment Relations Association; a charter member of the Association for Conflict Resolution; an honorary member of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators; a member of the American Arbitration Association; and a member of the American, Arkansas, Florida (faculty affiliate), Tennessee, and Wisconsin Bar Associations. He also serves as co-adviser of the student Employment & Labor Law Society.