George A. Bermann

Visiting Professor of Law

 Professor George A. Bermann is visiting from Columbia University School of Law, where he has taught since 1975. He is currently the...

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 Professor George A. Bermann is visiting from Columbia University School of Law, where he has taught since 1975. He is currently the Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law, Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law, and the Director of the European Legal Studies Center. He is also a professor at the Ecole de droit, Institut des Sciences Politiques in Paris and is a member of the faculty of the College d’Europe in Bruges, Belgium.

He is currently Chief Reporter of the ALI’s Restatement (Third) of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration, and the author of numerous books and articles on transnational litigation, international arbitration, European Union law, comparative law and WTO dispute resolution. He is currently President of the International Academy of Comparative Law.
 
In terms of arbitration, he has served as Chair or party-appointed arbitrator in scores of international commercial arbitrations, both institutional and ad hoc, as counsel or advisor to counsel and as foreign law expert witness in many arbitrations. He is editor-in-chief of the American Review of International Arbitration and founder of the Columbia Journal of European Law.
 
        He received his B.A. (summa cum laude) and J.D. from Yale. He served as editor of the Yale Law Journal. 
   
      Honors:
*       Doctor honoris causa, University of Fribourg, Switzerland (2004); Universitê de Versailles-St. Quentin, France (2011)
*       Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Law, conferred by Commission of the European Union
*       Distinguished Service Award, American Foreign Law Association (2006)
*       Honorary member, American Association of Private International Law (ASEDIP) (2009)