Victoria Shannon Sahani is an Assistant Professor of Law at Washington and Lee
University School of Law. She is an expert on all aspects of domestic and international
dispute resolution procedures, including civil procedure, negotiation, mediation,
domestic arbitration, international arbitration, and investment treaty arbitration. Her
scholarship focuses on disruptive, paradigm-shifting, procedural phenomena like
third-party litigation funding.
Professor Sahani received the Law Alumni Faculty Fellowship for Teaching in 2015 and the
Lewis Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship given by the Francis Lewis Law Center in
Professor Sahani is a Member of the Editorial Committee for the forthcoming 2015
Benchbook on International Law published by the American Society of International Law
(ASIL); a Member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration
(ITA), made up of the top academics in the field of international arbitration from around
the globe; and a Member of the Task Force on Third-Party Funding jointly organized by the
International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), which is the premier
international commercial arbitration policy and membership organization, and Queen Mary
University of London.
Prior to joining W&L, Professor Sahani served for five years as Deputy Director of
Arbitration and ADR in North America for the International Court of Arbitration of the
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and assisted the United States Council for
International Business (USCIB) in nominating arbitrators, mediators, and experts for ICC
Cases. She holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a law degree from
Harvard Law School. She is a member of the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.