About Victoria Shannon Sahani

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 2014.
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.


Present Assistant Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law

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Research Interests

Alternative Dispute Resolution, International Law, Arbitration, Third-Party Funding, and Civil Procedure

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Phone: 540-458-8016
Fax: 540-458-8488


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