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. 

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)

Academic Council Newsletter
The Academic Council Newsletter is designed to make the ITA members and the arbitration community aware of the research conducted by the members of the ITA Academic Council, to keep you up to date with the activities of the Academic Council, as well as to keep the members of the Academic Council in touch.

What I Am Working On
This series of 5-minute video presentations features members of the Academic Council introducing their latest research. Each topic is timely and cutting edge, and it is explained by some of the main thinkers and renowned experts in international arbitration. Topics addressed include the Draft Articles of Conduct for Adjudicators in ISDS, dispute resolution mechanisms in the belt and road initiative, the evolving role of the arbitrator and financial access to justice in investment arbitration.


Dr. Crina Baltag
Associate Professor
Stockholm University
Stockholm, Sweden

Vice Chairs

Prof. Anna Spain Bradley
Professor of Law
UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, California USA

Prof. Dr. Eric De Brabandere
Attorney – Partner at DMDB Law (Brussels), Professor of International Dispute Settlement Law, Director Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies
Leiden Law School
Leiden, The Netherlands

Interim Dean Mark Feldman
Peking University
School of Transnational Law
Shenzhen, China

Council Members

Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab
Cairo University
Cairo, Egypt

Prof. Shahla Ali
Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Dr. Wolfgang Alschner
Associate Professor, Common Law Section
Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada

Prof. Hiro Aragaki
Professor of Law
UC College of the Law
San Francisco, California USA

Prof. Julian Arato
Professor of Law
The University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, Michigan USA

Vice Dean Angela Banks
Arizona State University
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Phoenix, Arizona USA

Prof. George Bermann
Columbia Law School
New York, New York USA

Prof. Andrea Bjorklund
McGill University Faculty of Law
Montreal, Canada

Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes
Professor of Law
Law Faculty, University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Kristen Boon
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
Ottawa, Canada

Prof. Petra Butler
Acting Dean and Professor
Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington,
Wellington New Zealand

Prof. Peter Cameron
University of Dundee
Dundee, Scotland, UK

Prof. Jack Coe
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California USA

Diane Desierto
Professor of Law and Global Affairs, LLM Faculty Director
Notre Dame Law School, with joint appointment: Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana USA

Prof. Chris Drahozal
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas USA

Kabir Duggal
Lecturer in Law
Columbia Law School
New York, NewYork USA

Prof. Katia Fach Gómez
Independent Arbitrator and Mediator in international and domestic disputes, Professor of Law, Private International Law
University of Zaragoza (Spain)
Zaragoza, Spain

Prof. Susan D. Franck
American University, Washington College of Law
Washington, D.C. USA

Prof. Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez
Texas A&M University School of Law
Fort Worth, Texas USA

Prof. Dr. Chiara Giorgetti
University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia, USA

Prof. Weixia Gu
The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law
Hong Kong

Prof. Manuel Gomez
Florida International University College of Law
University Park, Florida, USA

Prof. Tomoko Ishikawa
Associate Professor
Nagoya University, Graduate School of International Development Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku
Nagoya, Japan

Dean Susan Karamanian
Hamad Bin Khalifa University College of Law

Prof. Won Kidane
Villanova University
Villanova, Pennsylvania

Prof. Joongi Kim
Yonsei Law School

Prof. Charles T. Kotuby, Jr.
Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the Center for International Legal Education
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Prof. Maria Chiara Malaguti
Professor of Law
Cattolica University
Milan, Italy

Prof. Tamar Meshel
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Prof. Edgardo Munoz
Universidad Panamericana
Mexico City, Mexico

Giovanni Ettore Nanni
Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) Law School
São Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Renato Nazzini
King’s College London
London, United Kingdom

Mercy Okiro
Independent Legal Consultant
Nairobi, Kenya

Prof. Nneka Emilia Onyema
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

Prof. Richard Frimpong Oppong
California Western School of Law
San Diego, California, USA

Prof. Martins Paparinskis
Professor of Public International Law
UCL Laws
London, United Kingdom

Patrick W. Pearsall
Allen & Overy LLP
Washington, D.C. USA

Prof. Enrique Prieto-Rios
Universidad del Rosario

Prof. August Reinisch
Universität Wien
Vienna, Austria

Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge
University of Georgia School of Law
Athens, Georgia USA

Prof. Patricia Saiz González
ESADE Law School
Madrid, Spain

Prof. Maxi Scherer
Queen Mary University of London
London, United Kingdom

Prof. Catharine Titi, Dr iur., FCIArb
Research Associate Professor
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)-CERSA, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Paris, France

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

Prof. Jason Yackee
Professor of Law
University of Wisconsin Law School
Madison, WI USA