West Academic publishes Will’s new book, A Short and Happy Guide to Mediation

Improving the Mediation Process
A Short and Happy Guide to Mediation is for lawyers who want better results from mediation, mediators who want to become more effective, and students who want to explore dispute resolution as a career. What disputes should be mediated? Who gets to be the mediator and how do you choose the right one? How can preparation for a mediation lead to a more successful result? What are some things about the practice of mediation these days that we can improve? A Short and Happy Guide to Mediation addresses these and many other intriguing questions.

A Short and Happy Guide to Mediation is available to purchase on Amazon.

The Texas Lawbook
Read a review of Will’s new book at The Texas Lawbook.
Learn More
about Will’s new book here.

Will Pryor is an expert in dispute resolution, providing the following services:

  • Mediator
  • Arbitrator
  • Teacher / Lecturer


  • 3,000+ Mediations & Arbitrations
  • Former State District Judge
  • Former First Assistant Attorney General, State of Texas
  • Member, American Law Institute (ALI)
  • Member Panelist, CPR (International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution)
  • Author, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Annual Survey of Texas Law, SMU Law Review
  • Member, Executive Committee, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and Charter Member and Executive Committee Member, Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Adjunct Instructor, ADR, Dedman School of Law at SMU, since 1999
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Arbitration, Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management at SMU in Plano, Winter Term 2011-2012
  • Adjunct Instructor, Arbitration Practice & Advocacy, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University Law School, Malibu, California, Fall 2010
  • “Best Lawyer in Dallas”, D Magazine, every time
  • “Texas SuperLawyer”, Texas Monthly Magazine, every time
  • “AV” rated – Martindale Hubbell
  • Yale University, B.A. (1978), Harvard Law School, J.D. (1981)

A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, consistently a “Best Lawyer in Dallas” in D Magazine and a “Texas SuperLawyer” in Texas Monthly Magazine, Will approaches each case with patience and persistence.

News & Notes

SMU Law Review

  • Will presented the “Top 10 Advocacy Tips in Mediation” to the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association at their annual conference in Austin on October 25, 2014.
  •  Last year Will was elected to membership in the American Law Institute (ALI); the ALI is a leading national organization of judges, academics, and practitioners, dedicated to scholarly discussion and improvement of our system of justice.  Will attends his second annual meeting of the ALI in Washington, DC in May.
  • Will also will be participating in the annual meeting of CPR in March in San Diego, California, and the NADN Annual Meeting in Denver in August.


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