Professor Jan Paulsson holds the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair at the University of Miami School of Law. He is the Faculty Chair of the Specialization in International Arbitration and heads the newly-established institute for international arbitration. A world leader in the field, Professor Paulsson has participated as counsel or arbitrator in over 500 arbitrations in Europe, Asia, the United States and Africa.
Professor Albert Jan van den Berg is a Professor at Law and the Arbitration Chair at Erasmus University Rotterdam and the immediate past President of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute. He is also a founding partner of Hanotiau & van den Berg in Brussels. Professor van den Berg has extensively published on the New York Convention and has been honored widely as author of the leading treatise in the field. He currently serves as the General Editor of a leading international commercial arbitration publication, is a member of the several editorial boards, and has contributed extensively to the field.
Professor John M. Barkett is a partner with Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP where he has served as litigator, arbitrator, and counselor. He has received numerous awards and is a frequent speaker on topics such as e-discovery, e-disclosure, environmental law, terrorism, ethics and arbitration. In addition, Professor Barkett has published widely in the field, most recently with his work in e-discovery.
Professor Martin Hunter is a barrister at Essex Court Chambers practicing in the field of international arbitration. 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 co-authored with Alan Redfern the standard work 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 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.
Carolyn Lamm is a partner and litigator in White & Case's Washington D.C. office and is a prominent practitioner in international arbitration and dispute resolution, trade matters and cross-border commercial federal court litigation. She is involved primarily in the representation of foreign corporate clients and foreign sovereigns.
Professor Luis M. O'Naghten's 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.
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 Nassib G. Ziadé is the Director of the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC) and is 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.
"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, 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