About Victoria Shannon Sahani
Victoria Shannon Sahani is an Associate Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. She received the Lewis Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship given by the Francis Lewis Law Center in 2014 and the Law Alumni Faculty Fellowship Award for Teaching in 2015. Her articles and essays have been or will be published in the UCLA Law Review, the Tulane Law Review, the Cardozo Law Review, the Tennessee Journal of Business Law, and the Journal of International Arbitration. She is also the co-author of the book Third Party Funding in International Arbitration and the author of several book chapters. Her scholarship examines innovations in international and domestic dispute resolution, like third-party financing. She currently teaches or has previously taught civil procedure, alternative dispute resolution, professional responsibility, and international investment treaty arbitration. 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. She also previously served as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School where she co-taught “Introduction to Investment Arbitration.”
Prior to joining the academy, 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). She also assisted the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which serves as the United States National Committee to the ICC, in nominating arbitrators, mediators, and experts for ICC Cases.
Professor Sahani holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. She is an active member of the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.
Honors and Awards
- 2015 Law Alumni Faculty Fellowship for Teaching given by Washington and Lee University School of Law
- 2014 Lewis Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship given by the Francis Lewis Law Center at Washington and Lee University School of Law
- Civil Procedure, 2013 – Present
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), 2013 – Present
- Professional Responsibility, 2015 – Present
- Introduction to Investor-State Dispute Resolution, 2013 – 2014
- Legal Writing, 2014 – Present
|2004 ‐ 2007||J.D., Harvard University ‐ Law School|
|1999 ‐ 2003||A.B., Harvard University|
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Harmonizing Third-Party Litigation Funding Regulation Cardozo Law Review (2015)
Third-party litigation funding is no longer a new phenomenon, but rather is a mainstay in global commerce and dispute resolution. Yet, many observers still consider the third-party litigation funding industry as a "wild west" due ...
Third-Party Litigation Funding and the Dodd-Frank Act Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law (2014)
This article questions whether the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) should apply to the growing phenomenon of third-party litigation funding, in which outside entities invest in litigation or arbitration for ...
Recent Developments in Third-Party Funding Journal of International Arbitration (2013)
This article addresses recent developments in third-party funding that occurred during late 2012 and early 2013 in the three leading jurisdictions: Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The most important developments are the ...
Book Chapters (1)
Blog Contributions (8)
Video: Prof. Sahani Presents at NYU Center on Civil Justice 2015 Fall Conference on Litigation Funding (2015)
Litigation Funding: The Basics and BeyondThird-party litigation funding is gaining a foothold in the United States. A global phenomenon, litigation funding has taken secure root in the United Kingdom, Australia and Hong Kong. It is, however, ...