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

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