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About Susan Franck

Professor Franck is an expert in the fields of international economic law, dispute settlement, and the empirical analysis of international law. Professor Franck's legal experience includes serving at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and practicing in international dispute settlement with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering [now Wilmer Hale] in Washington, DC and Allen & Overy in London, England. She is qualified to practice law in England and Wales, Minnesota and the District of Columbia. She is the Chair of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, a member of the Executive Committee of the American Society of International Law, and a member of the American Law Institute.
Professor Franck is the author of various articles published in journals such as the American Journal of International LawDuke Law JournalFordham Law ReviewHarvard Journal of International LawMinnesota Law ReviewNorth Carolina Law ReviewVirginia Journal of International Law, and Washington University Law Review. In connection with the Lewis Center and Transnational Law Institute, she organized the Joint Symposium on International Investment and Alternative Dispute Resolution, http://investmentadr.wlu.edu, and created a UNCTAD publication summarizing the proceedings, which occurred through a collaboration blog, other online mediums and a traditional in-person conference.
She has presented her research to major international organizations including the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the International American Development Bank (IADB), the International Centre for Settlement if Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the United Nations Commission on Trade and Investment (UNCTAD) and across the globe in Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Korea, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. Professor Franck has been elected to the International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration and received the "New Voices" award from the American Society of International Law (ASIL) for her groundbreaking empirical analysis of investment treaty arbitration.

Positions

Present Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
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August 2015 - May 2016 Visiting Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
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July 2013 - July 2016 Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law
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July 2008 - June 2013 Associate Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Ethan Allen Faculty Fellowship (2011-2012, 2014-2015)
  • Lewis Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship (2013)
  • International Bar Association’s Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration (2008-present)
  • Best Article of the Year, OGEMID (2008)
  • “New Voices” American Society of International Law (2007)
  • Fulbright Scholar to United Kingdom (1998-1999)
  • Excellence in Social Sciences Award (1991)


Education

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1999 LL.M., with merit, in Commercial Law, University of London
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1998 J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School
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1993 B.A., summa cum laude, Macalester College
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Contact Information

4300 Nebraska Avenue Northwest, Y317
Washington, D.C. 20016

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