We are proud to say that our professors are “world-class arbitrators” according to the International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration, Chambers & Partners Global-wide, the Legal 500 in International Arbitration, and 2013-2014 Top Lawyers in International Trade and Arbitration.
One of the “founding fathers of commercial arbitration,” Professor Jan Paulsson, holds the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair of our LL.M in International Arbitration. A world leader in the field, Professor Paulsson has participated as counsel or arbitrator in over 700 arbitrations in Europe, Asia, the United States and Africa.
Professor Martin Hunter is a barrister at Essex Court Chambers practicing in the field of international arbitration. He was the Partner in Freshfields for 27 years, leading the firm's International Arbitration Group. He has served as counsel or arbitrator in cases held under the rules of most of the world's principal arbitral institutions and arbitration centers. He is also known as the co-author of Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration and has also been published extensively in specialist arbitration journals and elsewhere over the last twenty-five years.
Professor Carolyn Lamm is top-rated arbitration lawyer, heading White & Case Arbitration practice in Washington D.C She is known for her ICSID, NAFTA and commercial forums experience, as well as her past presidency of the American Bar Association. Professor Lamm is involved primarily in the representation of foreign corporate clients and foreign sovereigns.
Professor Nassib G. Ziadé is the CEO of the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR), the former Director of the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC) and the former Deputy Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Professor Ziadé has extensive experience in the administration of international legal proceedings and in the management and development of international tribunals. He has published extensively in the field of international law.
Professor Marike Paulsson is Director of the University of Miami School of Law’s International Arbitration Institute and Lecturer in Law. She is a former counsel at Hanotiau & van den Berg in Brussels, Belgium. She has authored numerous publications on international arbitration and the 1958 New York Convention. Professor Paulsson is the author of the upcoming treatise on the New York Convention, “The 1958 New York Convention in Action.” She is writing her Ph.D at Leiden University on enforcement of annulled awards under the New York Convention.
Professor Andrés Jana is the Partner in charge of the International Arbitration Group at Bofill Mir & Alvarez, Santiago, Chile. He is the Chilean delegate before the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, UNCITRAL and is a member of the Working Group on Arbitration Involving States or State Entities of the ICC's Arbitration Committee. Andrés Jana has an extensive practice in commercial and investment arbitration.
Professor John H. Rooney represents clients in international business matters. He has served as counsel in arbitrations under the rules of many arbitral institutions, and represented clients in arbitration-related litigation. He is the chair of the Inter-American Bar Association's International Arbitration Law Committee and a consultant for UNCITRAL. Professor Rooney has written and spoken extensively on the subject of international arbitration both in the United States and abroad and coaches the law school's Vis International Arbitration Moot, held in Vienna, Austria every spring.
Professor Luis M. O'Naghten's is a partner in Baker & McKenzie's North American Litigation Practice and International Arbitration Group in their Miami office. His primary area of practice is international complex commercial litigation and arbitration. He has represented parties in disputes before United States courts and before international arbitration panels in a wide range of disputes. His practice focuses on international financial frauds, energy disputes, and corporate commercial disputes.
Jonathan C. Hamilton is Partner and Head of Latin American Arbitration with the global law firm of White & Case LLP. He is a leading authority on international disputes and investment, complex negotiations and crisis management.Since commencing his career with White & Case in New York, he has been based in Mexico City and Washington, DC, and he works closely with the Miami, Madrid and Sao Paulo offices, and beyond.
"Our investment treaty arbitration class is a microcosm of the real world of high-stakes international investment disputes. The students have to jump in and think like – and write like, and argue like, and agonize like – real international lawyers representing real corporate investors and real States. They learn to live without easy or clear answers."
Lucy Reed, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Co-head International Arbitration Group, Former Visiting Professor, Investment Arbitration
"A good LLM program offers its students more than merely sufficient 'knowledge' of a subject to enable them to pass a written examination at the end of the course. 21st century LLM students want more than that in return for their tuition fees. Of course they expect to gain knowledge, but they also seek training in the skills that a credible practitioner needs in an increasingly specialist world. At UMLS, Professor Jan Paulsson has designed and put together an innovative LLM course divided between a 'bootcamp', in which he teaches the theory and practice of international arbitration, followed by a series of elective modules led by about half-a-dozen world-class specialists in different seminar and/or 'mock' international arbitration formats."
Professor Martin Hunter, Barrister, Essex Court Chambers: Professor, Presentation of Evidence in International Arbitration
"Our program has a limited number of students and a limited number of instructors. What this means is, first, that the standards of admission are high and that the students will benefit from working with excellent comrades from around the world, and, secondly, that they have sustained interrelations with their professors, rather than being exposed to a multitude of lecturers who come and go. And we are proud to see our graduates finding excellent positions after graduation."
Professor Jan Paulsson, Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair; International Arbitration Program Director