Faculty Profile: Alan S. Rau
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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.
Courses for Fall 2017View Course History
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.
November 15, 2015
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Queen Mary University 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.
July 23, 2014
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
Presentation, "Asymmetrical Arbitration Clauses," ICC Institute Spring Conference, "Jurisdictional Choices in Times of Trouble," Paris, France.
April 7, 2014
ICCA Annual Conference
Presentation, "Gap-Filling by Arbitrators," ICCA [International Council for Commercial Arbitration] Annual Conference, Miami, Florida
February 14, 2014
International Bar Association, "Arbitration Day"
Presentation, "Arbitrators Without Powers," International Bar Association, "Arbitration Day," Paris, France
May 28, 2013
Faculty of Law, Oslo ("The Future of Arbitration")
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
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
May 11, 2011
Instituto de Empresa School of Law, Madrid
Lecture, "Precedent in International Arbitration," Instituto de Empresa School of Law, Madrid, Spain.
May 4, 2011
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Presentation, "Arbitral Justice," Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Facultat de Dret, Barcelona, Spain
May 3, 2011
Centre of Contemporary Culture, Barcelona
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.
November 11, 2010
Dispute Resolution Lecture Series, McGill University
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.
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
Commentator, "Mandatory Rules in Arbitration," Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Academic Council, Retreat and Annual Meeting
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
October 1, 2007
University of Paris and Institut d'Etudes Politiques
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