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. and actively participates in planning the ITA Workshop each June in Dallas.

Other Academic Council activities include:

Preserving Perspectives: International Arbitrators in Their Own Words
An ongoing series of oral history interviews with key figures to record the evolution of modern international arbitration in the words of those who have led it. 

Legal Educators Resources Collection
This site is designed to collect and share syllabi, teaching notes, exams, and other original teaching materials prepared by international arbitration and dispute resolution instructors from around the world.  This site also features the ITA Legal Educators Listserv (ITA-LEL) for instructors, designed to encourage the exchange of information and opinions on different pedagogical approaches, innovative teaching techniques and other topics relevant to the instruction of international dispute resolution. 

ITA Online Education Library
Here you will find a variety of educational videos and webinars edited for use by lawyers, professors, students, law firms and corporate legal departments seeking to understand or teach international arbitration, presented by the world’s leading experts in this growing area of international practice. (available for online viewing, on USB drive or on DVD, with CLE/CPD credits available)


Susan Franck
American University Washington College of Law
Washington, DC

Vice Chairs

Chiara Giorgetti
Aniversity of Richmond School of Law
Richmond, VA

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

Chairs Emeriti

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

David D. Caron
Judge, Iran - United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague and
Professor, 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

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

Stavros L. Brekoulakis
Queen Mary University of London - Centre for Commercial Law Studies
London, United Kingdom

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

Chester Brown
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Donald Earl Childress, III
Associate Professor of Law
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

Diane Desierto
University of Hawaii Williams S. Richardson School of Law
Honolulu, HI

Christopher R. Drahozal
University of Kansas School of Law
Lawrence, KS

Mark Feldman
Peking University School of Transnational Law
Shenzhen, China

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

J. Martin Hunter
Essex Court Chambers
London, United Kingdom

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

Won Kidane
Seattle University Law School
Seattle, WA

Céline Lévesque
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Loukas Mistelis
Queen Mary University of London School of International Arbitration
London, United Kingdom

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

Margaret L. Moses
Assistant Professor of Law
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

Catherine Rogers
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
State College, PA

Victoria Shannon Sahani
Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Stephan W. Schill
Professor of International and Economic Law and Governance
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

Frédéric G. Sourgens
Associate Professor of Law
Washburn University School of Law
Topeka, KS

Maya Steinitz
Associate Professor of Law
The University of Iowa, College of Law
Iowa City, IA

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

Peter Winship
SMU Dedman School of Law
Dallas, TX