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About Victoria Shannon Sahani

Victoria Shannon Sahani is a tenured Associate Professor of Law at Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College 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.

Professor Sahani's complete biography is available here:


Present Associate Professor of Law, Arizona State University College of Law

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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

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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
  • International Arbitration, 2018 – Present


20042007 J.D., Harvard University ‐ Law School
19992003 A.B., Harvard University

Contact Information

Arizona State University
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
MC 9520
111 E. Taylor Street
Phoenix, AZ85004-4467


Books (2)

Book Chapters (2)

Articles (3)

Essays (2)

Blog Contributions (8)

Presentations (13)