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Alan S. Rau

Alan S. Rau

  • Mark G. and Judy G. Yudof Chair in Law

Faculty Profile: Alan S. Rau

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Biography

Professor Rau holds the Mark G. and Judy G. Yudof Chair of Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his B.A. and LL.B. from Harvard University, and before going into teaching, practiced law with Coudert Frères in Paris. Rau is the author of Processes of Dispute Resolution: The Role of Lawyers (4th ed. 2006), and of numerous law review articles dealing with arbitration, most recently “The Limits of Arbitral Power: Yet Another Trilogy” (American Review of Int’l Arbitration, 2012); “Arbitrating ‘Arbitrability’” (World Arbitration and Mediation Review, 2013); “Arbitrators Without Powers? Disqualifying Counsel in Arbitral Proceedings” (Arbitration International, 2014), and ““Crossing the Threshold: Arbitral Jurisdiction after BG Group,” Mélanges en l’honneur de Pierre Mayer (2014). Professor Rau is an Advisor to the American Law Institute Project on the Restatement of International Commercial Arbitration; he also frequently serves as an arbitrator and is a member of the panel of the AAA and the panel of mediators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He has taught as a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law; at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing; at the University of Geneva Faculty of Law; and at the University of Paris-I and the University of Paris-II. In the fall of 2014 he was a Distinguished Professor in Residence at Queen Mary University, London.

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Professional Activities

2016

November 30, 2016

Hague Academy of International Law

Professor Rau has been invited to give the extremely prestigious lectures at the Hague Academy of International Law in the summer of 2017.

November 16, 2016

Conference, "Arbitration and Legal Reasoning"

Queen Mary University of London School of Law

Will speak on the "Sources of Reason-Giving in Arbitration" at a conference on "Arbitration and Legal Reasoning" at Queen Mary University of London School of Law, on November 16-17, 2016.

2015

November 15, 2015

Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Queen Mary University London

London

Professor Rau served as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Queen Mary University, London, in October and November 2015, and gave a number of presentations to LLM and Ph.D. students at the school.

2014

July 23, 2014

Arbitration Academy

Paris, France

Special course, "The Jurisdiction of Arbitrators: The Respective Powers of Courts and Tribunals," in the Arbitration Academy, Paris, France.

May 23, 2014

ICC Institute Spring Conference

Paris, France

Presentation, "Asymmetrical Arbitration Clauses," ICC Institute Spring Conference, "Jurisdictional Choices in Times of Trouble," Paris, France.

April 7, 2014

ICCA Annual Conference

Miami, Florida

Presentation, "Gap-Filling by Arbitrators," ICCA [International Council for Commercial Arbitration] Annual Conference, Miami, Florida

February 14, 2014

International Bar Association, "Arbitration Day"

Paris, France

Presentation, "Arbitrators Without Powers," International Bar Association, "Arbitration Day," Paris, France

2013

May 28, 2013

Faculty of Law, Oslo ("The Future of Arbitration")

Oslo, Norway

Presentation, "Limitation of Liability Clauses," at Conference ("The Future of Arbitration") at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway.

April 3, 2013

Annual Joint Conference ITA/ASIL

Washington, D.C.

Presentation, "The Gateway Problem in International Arbitration," at Annual Joint Conference of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the American Society of International Law, Washington, D.C.

March 1, 2013

Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law

New Haven, CT

Presentation, "The Restatement of International Commercial Arbitration, Third," at the annual Roundtable ("Arbitration and the Corporation"), Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, New Haven, CT

2011

May 11, 2011

Instituto de Empresa School of Law, Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Lecture, "Precedent in International Arbitration," Instituto de Empresa School of Law, Madrid, Spain.

May 4, 2011

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

Presentation, "Arbitral Justice," Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Facultat de Dret, Barcelona, Spain

May 3, 2011

Centre of Contemporary Culture, Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

Lecture, "Justice in Danger," at Seminar, "Justice, Democracy and the Rule of Law: Dialogues on the Stage of Globalization," Centre of Contemporary Culture, Barcelona, Spain.

2010

November 11, 2010

Dispute Resolution Lecture Series, McGill University

Montreal, Canada

Lecture, "Understanding (and Misunderstanding) 'Primary Jurisdiction,'" as part of Dispute Resolution Lecture Series, McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal, Canada.

October 15, 2010

St. Gallen International Dispute Resolution Conference

University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Presentation, "Precedent in Arbitration," St. Gallen International Dispute Resolution Conference, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

2009

May 15, 2009

Symposium, Permanent Court of Arbitration

Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, Netherlands

Presentation, "Discovery and Third Parties," at Symposium, "Weighing the Facts: Information Exchange and Presentation of Evidence in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration," Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, Netherlands.

January 31, 2009

Institute for Transnational Arbitration

Berkeley, California

Commentator, "Mandatory Rules in Arbitration," Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Academic Council, Retreat and Annual Meeting

2008

October 3, 2008

International Dispute Settlement Conference

University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Presentation, "Arbitration and Adjudication," at International Dispute Settlement Conference, University of St. Gallen.

February 7, 2008

Queen Mary School of Law, Centre for Commercial Studies

Queen Mary School of Law, London

Presentation, “Competing Jurisdictions and Processes of Dispute Resolution” at Symposium, “Commercial Law: Where From and Where To?,” Queen Mary School of Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, London

2007

October 1, 2007

University of Paris and Institut d'Etudes Politiques

Paris

Lectures on Arbitration and ADR, in Masters Programs at the University of Paris-II (Pantheon-Assas), Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris, and the University of Versailles, France.

June 8, 2007

Colloquium, Columbia Law School

Columbia University, New York

Presentation, “Mandatory Rules of Law in International Commercial Arbitration,” for Colloquium, “Mandatory Rules of Law in International Arbitration,” Columbia Law School, New York