Farshad Ghodoosi

Farshad Ghodoosi is a doctoral candidate at Yale Law School, a Howard M. Holtzmann Fellow in international dispute resolution, and a Weinstein fellow in alternative dispute resolution. He was a co-president of Yale Society of International Law and a senior editor of Yale Journal of International Law. He completed his LL.M. at Yale Law School in 2012 where, inter alia, he was a student director at the Transnational Development Clinic. Mr. Ghodoosi’s dissertation is on the notion of (transnational) public policy in contemporary international litigation and arbitration. He has placed articles and short pieces at Yale Journal of International Law, Lewis & Clark Law Review (forthcoming), Northwestern Interdisciplinary Law Review, Fordham International Law Journal, Harvard Journal of International Law Online, Nebraska Law Review (forthcoming), and Foreign Affairs. He also has a forthcoming book with Routledge (2016) concerning the role of contemporary international dispute resolution on the public policies of states.

Mr. Ghodoosi collaborated with international litigation practices including Shearman & Sterling and Jones Day on high profile cases. He also acquired first hand experience with the way dispute resolution is managed at JAMS alternative dispute resolution services. Prior to attending Yale Law School, Mr. Ghodoosi studied International Relations and was a graduate fellow at the center for Middle Eastern Studies at Florida International University. He also obtained a business law certificate from University of California at Berkeley School of Law in order to acquire a deeper understanding of complex international commercial disputes.

His first law degree is from University of Tehran, Iran where he was a university fellow (an honor granted to students with an excellent academic standing). For his master’s thesis, Mr. Ghodoosi analyzed the concept of objectivity in law through the dialectical relationship between the philosophy of language and legal theory. Simultaneously with his law degree, he obtained a B.A. in English Language and Literature from University of Tehran, with a focus on linguistics.

Mr. Ghodoosi’s interests and areas of concentration include investment law and commercial arbitration, public international law, trade law, Middle Eastern law, human rights as well as international relations theory.

Doctoral Committee
Dr. W. Michael Reisman (advisor), Dr. Susan Rose-Ackerman (reader), Dr. David Grewal (reader)

LL.M., Yale Law School, 2012
LL.M., University of Tehran, 2008
B.A. (English Literature), University of Tehran, 2007
LL.B. University of Tehran, 2005

Contact Information
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