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
Executive Director, EU Public Interest Clinic (Spring 2019)
Originally from Australia, Alasdair conducted his legal education in London and is qualified solicitor in England and Wales.
He worked for many years at two of the top international law firms where he specialised in regulatory law, particularly in relation to environmental and product liability issues. During this time, he worked on domestic and EU matters for top-tier international clients active in a variety of sectors. Whilst in private practice, he also undertook several stints working in Germany.
Alasdair has always been heavily involved in pro bono work, particularly through advising litigants in person at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, and in assisting on projects connected with migrants' rights. More recently, Alasdair has been increasingly involved in public interest law. He currently works for The Good Lobby, a Brussels-based civil society organisation, and is involved with the World Sustainability Fund, an NGO dedicated to assisting national governments meet their sustainability goals.
Alasdair holds an LLM in Environment, Planning and Regulatory Law from Nottingham Law School. During these studies, Alasdair's thesis focused on the regulation of unconventional hydrocarbons.
He is also a contributor to the online legal journal, Regulating for Globalisation.
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.