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Jack J. Coe Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Law

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  • Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science, 1999
  • LL.M., University Exeter, Exeter, England, 1982
  • J.D., Loyola Marymount School of Law, 1979
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1975, with distinction

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Professor Coe is the Faculty Director of the LLM Concentration in International Commercial Arbitration. A specialist in international commercial arbitration and private international law, Professor Coe's training includes advanced studies and work assignments in Europe. He received his LLM at Exeter, where he was a Rotary International Graduate Fellow, and holds the Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law, and a PhD from the London School of Economics. He clerked for the Honorable Richard C. Allison at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, the Hague, and now consults with governments and multinational corporations in relation to commercial and direct investment disputes under the NAFTA and Bilateral Investment Treaties. Professor Coe, a regular speaker in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, has helped organize numerous conferences and programs related to international dispute resolution. He has taught in several international programs and is a regular lecturer at the summer Academy of the Center for American and International Law. He has authored numerous articles on arbitration, private international law, and related topics and authored the books Protecting Against the Expropriation Risk in Investing Abroad (co-authored with R.C. Allison) (1993), International Commercial Arbitration - American Principles and Practice in a Global Context (1997), and NAFTA Chapter 11 Reports (ed., with Brower and Dodge) (2006).

Professor Coe is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and an associate reporter for the Restatement (Third) on the Law of International Commercial Arbitration. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and is admitted to practice in California and Washington. He has been chair of the Disputes Division of the ABA International Law Section, and of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. Professor Coe has argued international arbitral claims under NAFTA, and has for several years been admitted to the panel of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) of the American Arbitration Association. He has arbitrated cases under various rules including ICDR and UNCITRAL.

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Forthcoming Books


  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., RESTATEMENT OF THE LAW (THIRD) INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION (ALI forthcoming).
  • Books


  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Charles H. Brower & William S. Dodge, NAFTA CHAPTER ELEVEN REPORTS, VOLUME I (Kluwer Law International 2006). WorldCat
  • Book Chapters


  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Chapters 1 & 5 (First Tentative Draft), in RESTATEMENT OF THE LAW (THIRD) INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION (ALI 2010) . WorldCat
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Should Mediation of Investment Disputes Be Encourage; and If So, by Whom and How?, in 3 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION: THE FORDHAM PAPERS (Arthur Rovine ed., Martinus Nijhoff Pub. 2009) .
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Settlement of Investor-state Disputes Through Mediation: Preliminary Remarks on Processes, Problems and Prospects, in ENFORCEMENT OF ARBITRAL AWARDS AGAINST SOVEREIGNS (R. Doak Bishop ed., Juris Publishers 2009) . WorldCat
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., An Examination of the Draft Award Circulation Provision of the US Model BIT of 2004, in THE FUTURE OF INVESTMENT ARBITRATION (Roger Alford & Catherine Rogers eds., Oxford Univ. Press 2009) . WorldCat
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., The Transparency Features of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, in THE IRAN-U.S. CLAIMS TRIBUNAL AT 25: THE CASES EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW FOR INTERNATIONAL AND INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION (Chris Drahozal & Chris Gibson eds., Oxford Univ. Press 2007) .
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr. & Noah Rubins, Regulating Expropriation and the Tecmed Case: Context and Contributions, in INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW AND ARBITRATION: LEADING CASES FROM THE ICSID, NAFTA, BILATERAL TREATIES AND CUSTOMARY INTERNATIONAL LAW (Todd Weiler ed., Cameron May 2005) .
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., The Mandate of Chapter Eleven Tribunals -Jurisdiction and Related Questions, in NAFTA INVESTMENT LAW AND ARBITRATION: PAST ISSUES, CURRENT PRACTICE, FUTURE PROSPECTS (Todd Weiler ed., Transnational Pub. 2004) .
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Metalclad -A Retrospective, in NAFTA ARBITRATION REPORTS (J.C Thomas & J.C. Mowatt eds., Cameron May 2002) .
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Pre-Hearing Techniques to Promote Speed and Cost-Effectiveness, in THE ARBITRATION PROCESS: COMPARATIVE LAW YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (D.Campbell ed., Kluwer Law International 2002) . WorldCat
  • Articles


  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., The Curious Case of Manifest Disregard [of the Law], Kluwer Arbitration Blog, May 17, 2010
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., George A. Bermann, Christopher R. Drahozal, & Catherine A. Rogers, Restating the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration, 113 PENN. ST. L. REV. 1333 (2009) HeinOnline
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., George A. Bermann, Christopher R. Drahozal & Catherine A. Rogers, Restating the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration, 113 PENN. ST. L. REV. 1333 (2009) (symposium issue) HeinOnline
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Toward a Complementary Use of Conciliation in Investor-State Disputes--A Preliminary Sketch, 4 TRANSNAT'L DISP. MGMT. (2007)
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Developments in Investor-State Arbitration--Reflections From the Classroom, 101 AM. SOC'Y INT'L L. PROC. 454 (2007) HeinOnline
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Reflections on Teaching International Commercial Dispute Resolution and the Case for Reality-Based Simulations, 22 ARB. INT'L 249 (2006)
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Transparency in the Resolution of Investor-State Disputes--Adoption, Adaptation, and NAFTA Leadership, 54 U. KAN. L. REV. 1339 (2006) HeinOnline
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., International Legal Developments in Review: 2005: Disputes: International Commercial Dispute Resolution, 40 INT'L LAW. 251 (2006) HeinOnline
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Toward a Complementary Use of Conciliation in Investor-State Disputes--A Preliminary Sketch, 12 U.C. DAVIS J. INT'L L. & POL'Y 7 (2005) HeinOnline
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Planning for International Disputes (and What Makes Them Distinctive), 5 PEPP. DISP. RESOL. L.J. 385 (2005) HeinOnline
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., The Case for the Model Law in Modernizing the FAA, 4 INT'L ARB. NEWS, Fall 2004, at 2
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Denial of Justice and NAFTA Chapter Eleven The Mondev Award, 3 INT'L ARB. NEWS,Winter/Spring 2003, at 2
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., From Anecdote to Data-Reflections on the Global Center's Barcelona Meeting, 20 J. INT'L ARB. 11 (2003)
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr. et al., International Legal Developments in Review: 2003: Developments in International Commercial Dispute Resolution in 2003, 38 INT'L LAW. 265 (2004) HeinOnline
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr. et al., International Legal Developments in Review: 2002: International Commercial Dispute Resolution, 37 INT'L LAW. 445 (2003) HeinOnline
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., NAFTA Chapter Eleven Arbitration: Architectural Highlights and Docket Patterns, ITA NEWS & NOTES, Winter 2003, at 1
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Taking Stock of NAFTA Chapter 11 in Its Tenth Year: An Interim Sketch of Selected Themes, Issues, and Methods, 36 VAND. J. TRANSNAT'L L. 1381 (2003) HeinOnline
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Domestic Court Control of Investment Awards: Necessary Evil or Achilles Heel Within NAFTA and the Proposed FTAA?, 19 J. INT'L ARB. 185 (2002); 12 CAL. INT'L PRACTIONER 7 (2003) (abridged version)
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Pre-Hearing Techniques to Promote Speed and Cost-Effectiveness--Some Thoughts Concerning Arbitral Process Design, 2 PEPP. DISP. RESOL. L.J. 53 (2002); MEALEY'S INT'L ARB. REP. (May 2002); 3 MEALEY'S QUARTERLY L. REV. 67 (2002) HeinOnline
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., The Serviceable Texts of International Commercial Arbitration: An Embarrassment of Riches, 10 WILLAMETTE J. INT'L L. & DISP. RESOL. 143 (2002) HeinOnline
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Fair and Equitable Treatment Under NAFTA's Investment Chapter: Remarks, 96 AM. SOC'Y INT'L L. PROC. 17 (2002) HeinOnline
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr. & Clyde C. Pearce, Arbitration under NAFTA Chapter Eleven: Some Pragmatic Reflections Upon the First Case Filed Against Mexico, 23 HASTINGS INT'L & COMP. L. REV. 311 (2000), 16 MEALEY'S INT'L ARB. REP. 1 (Jan. 2001) HeinOnline
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr. & Clyde C. Pearce, Putting Teeth into NAFTA's "Fair Treatment" Provisions, LATIN AM. L. & BUS. REP., 2000, at 3
  • Book Reviews


  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Margaret L. Moses, The Principles and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (Cambridge Univ. Press 2008), 113 PENN. ST. L. REV. 1369 (2009) (book review). HeinOnline
  • Popular Press


  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., ABA Section International Law, reappointed Liaison to the American Law Institute, 2011.
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., International Bar Association (IBA), appointed Ad Hoc Drafting Committee for Investor-State Mediation Rules, 2011.
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Center for American & International Law, appointed to the Executive Committee of the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law, 2011.
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., ITA, Bogota, Columbia, 2011.
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Organized and participated in four-day joint ITA/ALI conference on the ICA Restatement and related matters held at Pepperdine, 2011.
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Panel on the Future of Arbitration at International Law Association (ILA) (Conference West), 2011.
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, Panel on the Supreme Court and International Commercial Arbitration (Washington, DC), 2011.
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Panel on Transnational Practice, ICC-Pacific Conference, Hong Kong, 2011.
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Juris Conference on Investor-State Arbitration, 2011.
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Organized half-day Investor-State Law and Arbitration Conference as part of FDI Moot Competition held at Pepperdine, 2010.
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Moderated panel on Investor-State Mediation at the IBA Annual Meeting, Vancouver B.C., 2010.
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Participated in a panel on Arbitrator Ethics organized by the Institute Transnational Arbitration, 2010.
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Speaker/panelist, "Negotiating and Mediating Employment Disputes," ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference, San Francisco, 2010.

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