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Professor George Walker receives N.C. Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s Peace Award

Professor George Walker, the Dean’s Research Professor of Admiralty and International Law, has received the North Carolina Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s Peace Award.

Professor Walker received the award on Feb. 22  at the Section’s annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C. The Peace Award is granted to an individual in North Carolina in recognition of exceptional commitment to the peaceful resolution of disputes.

As the co-drafter of the initial N.C. court-ordered arbitration legislation and rules, Professor Walker was also  a co-drafter of the N.C. International Arbitration and Conciliation Act and served as reporter for the State’s arbitrator ethic rules, Family Law Arbitration Act, and Revised Uniform Arbitration Act. He also was reporter for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Model Family Law Arbitration Act.

Currently Professor Walker  serves as an observer, for example, as an expert commentator for the Uniform Law Commission project on a Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act, and is a member of the American Law Institute Members Consultative Group for a Restatement on international arbitration.

Professor Walker is one of the school’s most accomplished scholars and public servants. He is the editor or author of more than 10 books and monographs, 50 professional journal articles or book chapters and 30 continuing education chapters. Currently he chairs an International Law Association (American Branch) Law of the Sea Committee research project on the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea; in 2012, as general editor he published its final report in Definitions for the Law of the Sea: Terms Not Defined by the 1982 Convention.