Professor James Oldham Named President-Elect of National Academy of Arbitrators

July 2, 2012 —

Professor James Oldham Professor James Oldham

Georgetown University Law Center Professor James Oldham is the new president-elect of the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA). He will succeed current president Sara Adler when her term concludes in June 2013.

"The NAA is committed to maintaining standards of excellence in the theory and practice of labor and employment arbitration, and I am truly honored to have been elected to head the organization in 2013-2014," said Oldham.

Oldham, the St. Thomas More Professor of Law and Legal History, joined the Georgetown Law faculty in 1970. He teaches seminars on English legal history and the history of the jury and courses in contracts, labor law and labor arbitration.

Oldham has been the grievance arbitrator for the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players Association and is currently a salary arbitrator for Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. He has also served as the chair of the Foreign Service Grievance Board at the U.S. Department of State and has performed extensive arbitration work in the steel and aluminum industries.

Oldham is the author of The Mansfield Manuscripts and the Growth of English Law in the Eighteenth Century (University of North Carolina Press, 1992), English Common Law in the Age of Mansfield (University of North Carolina Press, 2004) and Trial by Jury: The Seventh Amendment and Anglo-American Special Juries (New York University Press, 2006). He serves on the editorial board of Law and History Review and has published numerous articles on legal history and labor and employment law.

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