On-Site Paris Program Director
Emmanuel Gaillard is a Professor of Law at Sciences Po Law School in Paris and Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. From 1986 to 2012, he was a Professor of Law at Paris XII University. He is also a member of the Faculty of the Master in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) at University of Geneva.
He was the first President and one of the co-founders of the International Academy for Arbitration Law (Arbitration Academy). He chairs the International Arbitration Institute (IAI).
Professor Gaillard also is a prominent practitioner in the field of international arbitration, acting both as counsel and arbitrator. Through his practice, extensive writing and teaching, he has contributed to the shaping of contemporary international arbitration law. He has published widely in the area of international arbitration, in French and in English. He is a co-author of Fouchard Gaillard Goldman on International Commercial Arbitration, a reference treatise in the field, a second and fully revised edition of which is underway. He also published, in English and in French, Legal Theory of International Arbitration, the first essay on the theory of international arbitration based on his 2007 course at The Hague Academy and now also published in Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Hungarian, and Portuguese. In 2010, Professor Gaillard was appointed as expert by UNCITRAL for the drafting of the UNCITRAL Guide on the New York Convention, which will be published in early 2014.
Emmanuel Gaillard teaches and researches in the area of international commercial arbitration, international investment arbitration, and private international law.
Agrégation en droit privé, 1982
PhD in Private Law, Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II), 1981
DEA in Criminal Law, Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II), 1977
DEA in Private Law, Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II), 1976
On-Site Program Assistant
Sofia Lizza is the NYU Law in Paris Program Assistant. She is a current graduate student at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, France, where she is a completing a research Master’s degree in the social sciences of health. She holds a Master’s degree in French Language and Civilization from New York University.