Academic Council

Since its foundation, the ITA has had a deep commitment to scholarship, and nowhere is this reflected better than in its Academic Council, made up of the top academics in the field of international arbitration. The Academic Council is a key constituent body of the ITA, intimately involved in its leadership, the preparation of its programs, and its publications and educational videos. It takes the lead in organizing the ITA-ASIL Conference each year in Washington, D.C..


Andrea K. Bjorklund
L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law
McGill University Faculty of Law
Montreal, Canada

Vice Chairs

Susan Franck
Washington & Lee Univ. Law School
Lexington, VA

Julian Davis Mortenson
Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI

Chairs Emeriti

The Hon. Thomas Buergenthal
The George Washington University Law School
Washington, D.C.

David D. Caron
Dean and Professor of Law
The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College
London, United Kingdom

Council Members

Shahla Ali
Univeristy of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

José E. Alvarez
New York University School of Law
New York, NY

Frédéric Bachand
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Gary Born
London, United Kingdom

Prof. Charles H. Brower, II
Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, MI

Chester Brown
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Prof. Jack J. Coe, Jr.
Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, CA

John R. Crook
George Washington University Law School
Potomac, MD

Karen Halverson Cross
The John Marshall Law School
Chicago, IL

Mark Feldman
Peking University School of Transnational Law
Shenzhen, China

Chiara Giorgetti
Aniversity of Richmond School of Law
Richmond, VA

Manuel A. Gomez
Florida International University College of Law
Miami, FL

Horacio A. Grigera Naón
American University Washington College of Law
Washington, DC

J. Martin Hunter
Essex Court Chambers
London, United Kingdom

Susan L. Karamanian
George Washington University Law School
Washington, D.C.

Céline Lévesque
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Abul (Munir) Maniruzzaman
University of Portsmouth School of Law
London, United Kingdom

Julian D. Mortenson
University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI

Margaret L. Moses
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Chicago, IL

Erin O’Hara O’Connor
Vanderbilt University School of Law
Nashville, TN

Pilar Perales Viscasillas
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Departamento de Derecho Privado
Getafe-Madrid, Spain

Sergio Puig
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Tucson, AZ

Alan S. Rau
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Dr. Stephan W. Schill
Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
Heidelberg, Germany

Victoria Shannon
Washington & Lee University School of Law
Lexington, VA

Ben H. Sheppard, Jr.
University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX

Linda J. Silberman
New York University School of Law
New York, NY

Thomas J. Stipanowich
Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, CA

S.I. (Stacie) Strong
University of Missouri School of Law
Columbia, MO

Louise Ellen Teitz
Roger Williams University School of Law
Bristol, Rhode Island

Todd Weiler
Investment Treaty Arbitration Counsel
London, Canada

Peter Winship
SMU Dedman School of Law
Dallas, TX

Jarrod Wong
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Sacramento, CA