Assistant Professor of Law
BA (Stanford), MA (Landegg), JD (UC Berkeley), PhD (UC Berkeley)
Member, State Bar of California / Accredited Mediator (HKMC) /
Public Arbitrator (FINRA)
Dr. Shahla Ali joined the Faculty of Law in January 2009 where she serves as Deputy Director of the LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. Her research and teaching focus on arbitration and mediation in a comparative context, law and development in East Asia and international business transactions. Prior to joining the Faculty of Law, she worked as an attorney in the international trade compliance group with Baker & McKenzie LLP in its San Francisco office. She has consulted with USAID, IFC/World Bank and the United Nations Office of Human Resource Management on issues pertaining to access to justice, peace process negotiation training, land use conflict resolution and principle based evaluation of community mediation. She currently serves on the IBA Drafting Committee for Investor-State Mediation Rules.
Specialized Areas: Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Law and Development in East Asia, and the Globalization of Law