Jan Paulsson

Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair Emeritus

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

Professor Jan Paulsson is the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair Emeritus at the University of Miami School of Law. Professor Paulsson is also a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, a board member of the American Arbitration Association, a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Court, a board member of the Bahrain Chamber of Dispute Resolution, and a Judge of the IMF Administrative Tribunal. His previous offices include: President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, President of the London Court of International Arbitration, Vice-President of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, President of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal, and President of the Administrative Tribunal of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Professor Paulsson is also a founding partner of Three Crowns LLP, a firm exclusively engaged in international dispute resolution with offices in Washington DC, London, and Paris.

Professor Paulsson has participated as counsel or arbitrator in over 700 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 in The Hague. Such assignments remain part of his regular activity.

His many publications include the standard reference work ICC Arbitration (Oxford University Press, 3rd edition 2000), which he co-authored with W.L. Craig and W.W. Park,Denial of Justice in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and The Idea of Arbitration (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Professor Paulsson 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.


The Idea of Arbitration, Oxford University Press, (2013).

Universal Arbitration -- What We Gain, What We Lose, Arbitration, Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2013).

Why Good Arbitration Cannot Compensate for Bad Courts, 30 J. Int’l Arbitration 345 (2013).

Arbitration in Three Dimensions, 62 Int’l & Comp. L. Q. 291 (2011).

Arbitrage international: la construction de sa legitimité, En Temps Réel, Cahier N°47 – Septembre 2011 (2011).

Thinking Simply about Public Policy, in Y. Derains and L. Levy, Liber Amicorum en l'honneur de Serge Lazareff (2011).

Enclaves of Justice, University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper (2010).

The Art of Advocacy in International Arbitration - Second Edition (2010).

Moral Hazard in International Arbitration, 25 ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Review 339 (2010).

The Role of Precedent in Investment Arbitration, in K. Yannaca-Small, Arbitration under International Investment Agreements, Oxford University Press, (2010).

Scholarship as Law, in M.H. Arsanjani et al. (eds), Looking into the Future: Essays in Honor of W. Michael Resiman Brill/Nijhoff (2010).

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Area of Expertise

  • Comparative Law
  • International Arbitration
  • International Law