H. Allen Blair

Associate Professor
Phone: 651-523-2794


BFA, University of North Dakota
MA, University of North Dakota
JD, Hamline University School of Law
LLM, Columbia University School of Law, James Kent Scholar


View Professor Blair's research: SSRN Author Page -- H. Allen Blair


Professor Allen Blair began his legal career as a law clerk to Hon. Paul A. Magnuson of the Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota. Following his clerkship, Blair practiced commercial litigation at Greene Espel, P.L.L.P., representing clients in complex contract disputes, accounting malpractice actions, and environmental insurance coverage disputes. While working at Greene Espel, he was recognized for three consecutive years by Minnesota Law & Politics as a Rising Star in the Minnesota legal community.


Professor Blair teaches and writes primarily in the areas of contract law and theory, international commercial law, and public international law. Additionally, he serves as a faculty advisor for the Admiralty Law, Jessup International Law and Space Law moot court teams.



Hard Cases Under the Convention on the International Sale of Goods: A Proposed Taxonomy of Interpretive Challenges, 21 DUKE J. COMP. & INT'L L. 269 (2011).

Where is Emily Litella When You Need Her?: The Unsuccessful Effort to Craft a General Theory of Obligation of Promise for Benefit Received, 28 QUINNIPIAC L. REV. (2010), co-author with Edwin J. Butterfoss.
A Matter of Trust: Should No-Reliance Clauses Bar Claims for Fraudulent Inducement?, 93 MARQ. L. REV. 423 (2009).
 Lexis Westlaw

'You Don’t Have To Be Ludwig Wittgenstein': How Llewellyn’s Concept of Agreement Should Change the Law of Open-Quantity Contracts, 37 SETON HALL L. REV. 67 (2006).