Professor Shahla Ali
Professor & Associate Dean (International)
Deputy Director, LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
BA (Stanford), MA (Landegg), JD (UC Berkeley), PhD (UC Berkeley)
Arbitrator (CIETAC, HKIAC, SCIA, FINRA) / Mediator (HKMAAL) / State Bar CA
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- Bantekas, I., Ortolani, P., Ali, S., Gomez, M., and Polkinghorne, M. [authors], (2019) The UNICTRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration: A Commentary (Cambridge University Press)
- Ali, S. (2018) Court Mediation Reform: Efficiency, Confidence and Perceptions of Justice (Edward Elgar).
- Ali, S. (2016) Governing Disasters: Engaging Local Populations in Humanitarian Relief (Cambridge University Press).
- Ali, S. (2013). Consumer Financial Dispute Resolution in a Comparative Context: Principles, Systems and Practice (Cambridge University Press)
- Ali, S. (2010). Resolving Disputes in the Asia Pacific: International Mediation and Arbitration in East Asia and the West (Routledge).
- Ginsburg, T. & Ali, S. (2013) International Commercial Arbitration in Asia, 3rd Edition (Juris Publishers).
Selected Refereed Journal Articles
- Ali, S., (2018) Practitioners Perceptions of Court-Connected Mediation in Five Regions: An Empirical Study, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Volume 51, Issue 1, Fall 2018.
- Ali, S., (2018) Nudging Civil Justice: Examining Voluntary and Mandatory Court Mediation Experience in Diverse Regions, Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp. 269-288.
- Ali, S., (2016) The Legal Framework for Med-Arb Developments in China: Recent Cases, Institutional Rules and Opportunities, Dispute Resolution International, DRI 119. pp. 119-132.
- Ali, S. and Repousis, O. (2016) Investor-State Mediation and the Rise of Transparency in International Investment Law: Opportunity or Threat? Denver Journal of Int’l Law and Policy, Vol. 44:2, pp. 225-249.
- Ali, S. (2016) Mass Claims Mediation in China, Journal of Comparative Law, Vol 10-2, pp. 142-157(Eds. Palmer, M. & Hualing, F.)
- Rubino-Sammartano, M. and Ali, S. (2015) Winds of Change as to Intra-Arbitration Appellate Proceedings Have Reached Asia (Part I and Part II), Asian Dispute Review, vol. 17 (2015), issue 2, pp. 72-76 and Issue 3, pp. 143-149.
- Ali, S and Kabau, T. (2015) A Human Rights Based Approach to the Global Regulation of Humanitarian Relief: The Emerging Obligation to Incorporate Local Participation, Brooklyn Journal of International Law
- Ali, S. (2015) Asian Disasters, Global Impact: Japan’s Fukushima Disaster and Prospects of Utilizing Investor-State Mediation and UNCITRAL Transparency Rules for Polycentric Environmental Disaster-Related Disputes, Asian Dispute Review
- Ali, S. (2015) Toward Peer Presence in Post-Disaster Governance: An Empirical Study, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review
- Ali, S and Kabau, T. (2014) Non-State Actors and the Evolution of Humanitarian Norms: Implications of the Sphere Charter in Health and Nutrition Relief, Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies, Brill/Nijhoff.
- Ali, S (2014). Crowd Sourced Governance in a Post Disaster Context, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Cambridge University Press.
- Ali, S. and Kabau, T. (2014). Self Governance by Humanitarian Non-State Actors in Health and Nutrition Relief, Depaul Journal of Health Law.
- Ali, S., (2013). The Jurisprudence of Responsive Mediation: An Empirical Examination of Chinese Peoples Mediation in Action, Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, Routledge. 1-22.
- Ali, S., (2013). Globalization and Financial Dispute Resolution: Examining Areas of Convergence and Informed Divergence in Financial ADR, Journal of Dispute Resolution, (Fall 2013).
- Ali, S. (2013). Lessons for the US System of Financial Arbitration: A Responsive Empirical Exploration of Arbitration and Ombudsman Services, Frontiers of Law in China, Vol. 4.
- Ali, S. and Huang, H. R. (2012). Financial Dispute Resolution in China: Arbitration or Court Litigation? Arbitration International.
- Ali, S. and DaRoza, A. (2012). Alternative Dispute Resolution Design in Financial Markets – Some More Equal than Others: Hong Kong’s Proposed Financial Dispute Resolution Centre in the Context of Experience in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Singapore, Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal.
- Huang, H.R., and Ali, S. (2012). Governing Financial Disputes in China: What Have we Learned from the Global Financial Crisis of 2008? East Asia Law Review.
- Ali, S. and Mak, S.P. (2012). Exploring Effective Financial Dispute Resolution Design Models through a Learning Orientation; Experiences from East Asia, Beijing Arbitration Quarterly.
- Noguchi, L. & Ali, S. (2011). Women, Decision Making and Sustainability: Exploring the Experience of the Badi Foundation in China, Hastings Women’s Law Journal.
- Ali, S. & Lee, F. (2011). Resolving Financial Disputes in the Context of Australian and Canadian Civil Justice Reforms, Australian Dispute Resolution Journal.
- Ali, S. & Wang, J. K. (2011). After Lehman: International Response to Financial Disputes – A Focus on Hong Kong, Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business.
- Ali, S., Davis, W. E. & Lee, J. (2010). Multi-Stakeholder Dispute Resolution: Building Social Capital Through Access to Justice at the Community Level, Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal.
- Ali, S. (2010). The Morality of Conciliation: An Empirical Examination of Arbitrator Role Moralities in East Asia and the West, Harvard Negotiation Law Review.
- Ali. S. (2010). Measuring Success in Devolved Collaboration, Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law.
- Ali, S. (2010). Barricades and Checkered Flags: Examining Perceptions of the Roadblocks and Facilitators of Settlement among Arbitration Practitioners in East Asia and the West, Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal.
- Ali, S. (2009). Approaching the Global Arbitration Table: Comparing the Advantages of Arbitration as Seen by Practitioners in East Asia and the West, The Review of Litigation.
- Ali, S., Davis, B. & Katbeh, L. (2005). Developing Commercial Dispute Resolution Centers in the West Bank/Gaza, Dispute Resolution Journal.
Invited Book Chapters
- Ali, S. (2018) Hong Kong’s Adoption of the UNICTRAL Model Law in The UNCITRAL Model Law and Asian Arbitration Laws (Gary Bell Ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 9-28.
- Ali, S. (2017) Transnational Law and Global Dispute Resolution, Jessup’s Bold Proposal Conference Book, Kings College London (P. Zumbansen, Ed.)
- Ali, S. (2017) Harmonizing UNCITRAL Conciliation and State Mediation Law: Developments in Civil Mediation Reform in UNCITRAL Conciliation in Asia (M.P. Ramaswamy Ed.) UNCITRAL Commission on International Trade Law RCAP (CLJP New Zealand Association of Comparative Law).
- Ali, S. (2017) Balancing Procedural and Substantive Arbitration Reforms: Advancing International Arbitration Practice in Hong Kong in The Developing World of Arbitration: A Comparative Study of Arbitration Reform in the Asia Pacific, Bloomsbury Publishing (A. Reyes and W. Gu Eds.) pp. 39-65.
- Ali, S. (2013) Post-Disaster Mediation in China in MEDIATION AND THE RULE OF LAW IN CHINA
(Fu Hualing and Gu Weixia, Eds.) Forthcoming.
- Ali, S. and Koo, A. (2013) Mediation in Hong Kong in MEDIATION IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE (Klewer
- Ali, S. (2013). Arbitration in Asia in a Comparative Perspective: Examining the Role of the Arbitrator
in Facilitating Settlement in INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION IN ASIA (Juris Publishers). Ch. 1.
- Ali, S., Kang R., Emery A., Ta-Wei, C., and Matz, D. (2013) Innovations and Pitfalls in
Chinese ADR Pedagogy: Experiences from the Field in EDUCATING NEGOTIATORS FOR A CONNECTED WORLD (RETHINKING NEGOTIATION TEACHING SERIES, VOL. 4) (DRI Press). 145-170.
- Delicado, N., Falcao, H., Deason, E., Press, S., Ali, S., Blanchot, E., Chamoun-Nicolas, H. (2012). Assessing Negotiation Competitionsin Assessing Our Students: Assessing Ourselves (Rethinking Negotiation Teaching Series, Vol. 3) (DRI Press)
- Ali, S., Kang R., Emery A., Ta-Wei, C., and Matz, D. (forthcoming) Innovations and Pitfalls in Chinese ADR Pedagogy: Experiences from the Field in Educating Negotiators for a Connected World (Rethinking Negotiation Teaching Series, Vol. 4) (DRI Press)
- Ali, S. (2010). The Arbitrators Perspective: Cultural Issues in International Arbitrationin International Arbitration Practice in the 21st Century, (Lexis Nexis)
- Ali, S. (2008). Negotiation Preparation in Peace Process Negotiations Briefing Book, (Public International Law and Policy Group/USAID)
- Ali, S. (2003). Foreign Service Act in Major Acts of Congress, (Macmillan)
- Ali, S. (2003). International Education and Exchange Act in Major Acts of Congress, (Macmillan)
- Ali, S. (1998, 2001). Global Crime, Global Enforcement: A Case for International Legal Jurisdiction over Acts of Terrorism in Terrorism: The Global Perspective (ed. A.S. Narang and P. Srivastava, New Delhi: Kanishka)
Book Reviews, Policy Papers and Other Publications
- Ali, S et al., (2012) IBA Rules on Investor-State Mediation, INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION MEDIATION COMMITTEE, STATE MEDIATION SUBCOMMITTEE.
- Ali, S., (2012) Globalization and Financial Dispute Resolution: Examining Areas of Convergence and Informed Divergence in Financial ADR (January 11, 2012). Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) 3rd Young Scholars Workshop.
- Ali, S., (2011) Facilitating Settlement at the Arbitration Table: Comparing Views on Settlement Practice Among Arbitration Practitioners in East Asia and the West. Onati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 1, No. 6.
- Ali, S. (2007). Book Review: The Culture of Flushing: A Social and Legal History of Sewage by Jamie Benidickson, Law and Politics Book Review.
- Ali, S. (2007). The International Negotiations Handbook: Success through Preparation, Strategy and Planning. (Baket & McKenzie and the Public International Law and Policy Group). (Contributor).
- Ali, S. (2006). Review of Elazar Barkan and Alexander Karn’s Taking Wrongs Seriously: Apologies and Reconciliation, Law and Politics Book Review.
- Ali, S. (2004). Research Review: Overcoming the Roots of Prejudice and Inequality, Center for the Development of Peace and WEllbeing (CDPW Research, UC Berkeley).
- Ali, S. (2001). 张文显主编，《法律学》北京：高等教育出版社， 1999 （2001重印 全国高等学校法学专业和新课程教材 (Zhang Wen Xian, Jurisprudence, Beijing Higher Education Press, 1999 (2001) Sections on: Legal Research & Legal Education; The Nature of Law; The Forms and Validity of Law; The Principles of Law; The Nature of Rights; The Rule of Law and the State Ruled by Law; The Spirit of the Rule of Law. )