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W. Michael Reisman

Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law
W. MICHAEL REISMAN is Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law at the Yale Law School where he has been on the Faculty since 1965.  He has been a visiting professor in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Berlin, Basel, Paris and Geneva.  He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and a former member of its Executive Council, a member of the Advisory Committee on International Law of the Department of State, President of the Arbitration Tribunal of the Bank for International Settlements and a member of the Board of The Foreign Policy Association.  He has been elected to the Institut de Droit International and is Honorary Professor in City University of Hong Kong.  He was President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States, Vice-President and Honorary Vice-President of the American Society of International Law, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of International Law and Vice-Chairman of the Policy Sciences Center, Inc.  He has served as arbitrator and counsel in many international investment cases and was presiding arbitrator in the OSPAR arbitration (Ireland v. UK) and arbitrator in the Eritrea/Ethiopia Boundary Dispute and in the Abyei (Sudan) Boundary Dispute.

His most recent books are:  Foreign Investment Disputes: Cases, Materials and Commentary (with R. Doak Bishop and James R. Crawford) (Kluwer Law International) (second edition) (2014); Fraudulent Evidence Before Public International Tribunals:  The Dirty Stories of International Law (Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures) (with Christina Parajon Skinner) (Cambridge University Press) (2014); The Quest for World Order and Human Dignity in the Twenty-first Century: Constitutive Process and Individual Commitment: General Course on Public International Law (Hague Academy of International Law, 2012); L’Ecole de New Haven de Droit International (A. Pedone, 2010); Stopping Wars and Making Peace: Studies in International Intervention (with Kristen Eichensehr, eds.) (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009).

His forthcoming book is: International Commercial Arbitration (with W. Laurence Craig, William Park and Jan Paulsson) (second edition) (2014).

J.S.D., Yale, 1965
LL.M., Yale, 1964
LL.B., Hebrew University, 1963

Courses Taught
[The] Changing Nature of the Private Firm and Entrepreneurship
Research Methods in International Law
International Investment Law
International Commercial Arbitration
Peace Making
Public Order of the World Community: A Contemporary International Law