Michael Klein Distinguished Chair
Diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées, 1977,
University of Paris
J.D. 1975, Yale Law School, editor of the Yale Law Journal
A.B. 1971, Harvard
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Professor Jan Paulsson holds the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair at the University of Miami School of Law. He is also the Faculty Chair of the Specialization in International Arbitration and heads the newly-established International Arbitration Institute provides an enhanced curriculum, research facilities, training, and CLE courses in international arbitration at the Law School.
Adding to his work at the Law School, Professor Paulsson practices with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He is also the President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, immediate past President of the LCIA (2004-2010), a Vice-President of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, and a board member of the American Arbitration Association.
He is President of the Administrative Tribunals of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and past President of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal. He received his A.B. from Harvard in 1971, his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1975, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal, and a Diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées from the University of Paris in 1977.
Professor Paulsson has participated as counsel or arbitrator in over 500 arbitrations in Europe, Asia, the United States and Africa. He has also acted before a great variety of international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice and the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
His many publications include the standard reference work ICC Arbitration (3rd edition 2000), which he co-authored with W.L. Craig and W.W. Park, Denial of Justice in International Law, published by the Cambridge University Press and The Idea of Arbitration, a forthcoming book to be published by the Oxford University Press. He is also the General Editor of the International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration, a publication of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration.