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Fall 2022

The Fall 2022 Academic Director and visiting faculty member will be Professor Naomi Goodno. Professor Goodno will be teaching Evidence. The other course offerings will include a variety of international law courses as well as International Moot Court, and the opportunity to take an externship. Visit the Courses & Events page for a tentative list of courses and events schedule. 

London Campus Faculty

These professors and expert lawyers often teach in the London Program, and other guests and professors regularly join them for courses at London House.

  Courtenay Barklem

Courtenay Barklem

Adjunct Professor
Human Rights

Courtenay Barklem qualified as a lawyer in 2000. He is called to the bar in England and California. He has a commercial practice in arbitration and construction disputes. He has also carried out numerous missions in-country, during his five years as the Human Rights Advisor to the Law Society of England and Wales. He has also acted as a consultant on UK Ministry of Justice and Foreign Office projects. He has worked on a number of high profile international human rights cases and has developed extensive experience in legal development and international law reform.

  Lucas Bastin

Lucas Bastin

Adjunct Professor
International Investment Disputes

Professor Bastin is an adjunct professor of Law for Pepperdine's London Program. He is a barrister, practicing at Essex Court Chambers in London, who specializes in public international law, and in particular investment treaty arbitration. Having practiced before joining the Bar for several years in the International Arbitration and Public International Law Groups of Latham & Watkins, Professor Bastin has carried across to the Bar a strong full-time practice in these areas. The strength of his practice has been recognized through his ranking, in his first full year of practice at the Bar, as a top junior in public international law and investment treaty arbitration, with his peers and clients describing him as a "superb all-round lawyer with a deep understanding of public international law" (Legal 500, 2014). To that end, Professor Bastin has advised governments, international organizations (including not-for-profit), corporations and individuals on a wide variety of international law issues, including: investment protection; State responsibility; State and head of State immunity; treaty interpretation; international human rights; enforcement of decisions; extradition; WTO law; and EU and UN sanctions. Professor Bastin graduated Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, both with first class honours, and with the John George Dalley Prize for first in final year law courses, from the University of Sydney. He also graduated Bachelor of Civil Law with Distinction from Magdalen College, University of Oxford. He was world champion in three international mooting competitions: the Jessup International Law Moot (in addition to being Best Finalist Oralist), the World Trade Organization Moot and the ICRC International Humanitarian Law Moot. He has published extensively on State immunity, investment treaty arbitration, WTO law, public international law and commercial law.

  Philippa Charles 

Philippa Charles 

Adjunct Professor
International Commercial Arbitration

Professor Charles is a Partner and the Head of the International Arbitration Department at Stewarts, the UK’s largest disputes-only law firm. She has 25 years of experience in the conduct of arbitrations on behalf of clients ranging from sovereign states and state owned entities, large corporations and niche industry participants to high net worth individuals. She is a solicitor advocate who has conducted trial advocacy both in London and in the UAE, and has experience of arbitrations before ICC, LCIA, SCC, SAI and other institutions, as well as in ad hoc proceedings, and has advised on disputes involving foreign applicable laws including those of Brazil, China, Nigeria, New York, France and the UAE. She sits as an arbitrator and has been appointed as sole or presiding arbitrator in cases under LCIA, ICC and SIAC Rules and in ad hoc proceedings.

Professor Charles is a law graduate of Oxford University. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Certified Mediator with CEDR, and a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, as well as of the ICC UK National Committee on Arbitration and ADR. Prior to joining Stewarts in 2013, Professor Charles was a partner in the London office of Mayer Brown. 

  Sonya Ebermann

Sonya Ebermann

Adjunct Professor
Comparative Law

Professor Ebermann is an adjunct professor of law at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, teaching Comparative Law.  She is a qualified attorney (avocat) in Paris, France and a qualified solicitor in England and Wales.  Professor Ebermann maintains a broad practice as Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where she focuses on international commercial and treaty-based arbitrations across a wide range of industries. She has represented clients in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations under a variety of arbitral rules, including ICC, LCIA, DIS, UNCITRAL and ICSID. Professor Ebermann has experience with cases involving both civil law and common law jurisdictions, conducted in English, French and German. She focuses on advising clients in arbitrations governed by civil law systems in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. 


In addition to her role in advising clients, Professor Ebermann also regularly assists arbitrators as tribunal secretary, attends conferences and speaks on international arbitration. Professor Ebermann holds a BA / MA from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris) as well as a Certificate in International Business Law and Governance from Columbia University, Sciences Po Paris and Sorbonne University. During the Covid pandemic in 2020, Professor Ebermann led crisis negotiations between the Deutsche Lufthansa AG and labour union ver.di in Frankfurt, Germany, helping the airline and staff to survive the worst crisis in the airline’s history.

  Matthieu Gregoire

Matthieu Gregoire

Adjunct Professor
International Commercial Arbitration

Professor Gregoire is an adjunct professor of law at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, teaching International Commercial Arbitration. Professor Gregoire studied law at the University of Cambridge, before obtaining a Masters in International Political Economics from Sciences Po, Paris, and an LLM from Georgetown University, Washington D.C. He is qualified as a New York attorney and was called to the bar of England and Wales in 2013 (he is currently completing his pupillage). He practiced as a barrister with Henderson Chambers from 2013-2016, and has recently moved to 4 New Square, specializing in arbitration and commercial litigation.

Professor Gregoire has worked as an associate within Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's international dispute resolution department in Paris, advising and acting for both States and international corporations in international arbitral proceedings. He has also worked as a consultant for the Investment Climate, Debt & Commercial Dispute Resolution department of the World Bank and IFC, advising States and chambers of commerce on the drafting of arbitration laws and the creation of arbitration centers. He is a contributor to the UK Chapter of the 1958 New York Convention Guide.

  Jiries Saadeh

Jiries Saadeh

Adjunct Professor
International Investment Disputes

Professor Saadeh is an adjunct professor of Law at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, teaching International Investment Disputes. He is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings). Professor Saadeh maintains a broad practice encompassing advisory and contentious public international law work, including representing clients in international investment treaty and commercial arbitration cases under the ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA and other institutional rules. He has trained government lawyers in public international law and investor-State arbitration and frequently speaks and lectures about international law and practice.

Professor Saadeh holds a BA / MA from the University of Oxford and an LLM in public international law from the University of Leiden. He sits on the consultation board for Practical Law's arbitration service, alongside a number of eminent practitioners and academics in the field, where he advises on developments in international arbitration (and investor-state arbitration in particular). Prior to returning to private practice in London in 2016, Professor Saadeh worked as a Legal Officer at United Nations headquarters in New York, where he litigated before the United Nations Dispute and Appeals Tribunals.

  Rina See

Rina See

Adjunct Professor
Comparative Law 

Professor See is a counsel in the international arbitration practice of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.  She is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand.  She has represented states, state entities and multinational corporations in international commercial and investment arbitrations, in common law and civil law jurisdictions, under various arbitral rules (including the ICC, LCIA, SIAC and UNCITRAL rules).  She regularly advises on issues of conflict of laws, cross-border enforcement of arbitral awards and judgments, and transnational litigation.

Professor See holds a BA/LLB from the University of Auckland and a BCL from the University of Oxford.  Prior to moving to London in 2016, she was a prosecutor and solicitor for one of New Zealand's Crown Solicitors, focusing on commercial, regulatory and criminal litigation on behalf of various government departments, including in high profile litigation against parties involved in finance company collapses. 

  Lauren Suding

Lauren Suding

Adjunct Professor
International Moot Court

Ms Suding is a practicing barrister at Field Court Chambers. She regularly appears in the Employment Tribunal, the Family Court, and the Court of Protection, including in the High Court. Lauren's legal career has also included work at the Free Representation Unit, The Access to Justice Foundation, and Allen & Overy. She came to the law following a successful career in financial services, reaching Executive Director level at firms including JP Morgan, Standard & Poors and Oppenheimer.

Ms Suding was called to the bar by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, where she was awarded a Lord Lowry Scholarship. She is currently an officer of the Middle Temple Young Barristers' Association and a member of the Middle Temple Hall Committee and Finance and Resources Committee. She has lived in California, New York, DC, and Ireland, attended Magdalen College at the University of Oxford, and graduated with a BSc from Stanford University.

  Monty Taylor

Monty Taylor

Adjunct Professor
International Investment Disputes

Monty Taylor is an attorney in the London office of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, where he focuses on international investment arbitration and international commercial arbitration. He previously served as Legal Counsel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) at the World Bank in Washington, DC, where he acted as Secretary to the Tribunal on numerous ICSID Convention and Additional Facility arbitration proceedings. Before joining ICSID, Mr. Taylor practised international arbitration at a leading law firm in Sydney, Australia, where he represented clients in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, including under the UNCITRAL and HKIAC rules. In the landmark case of White Industries Australia Limited v. Republic of India (UNCITRAL), Mr. Taylor acted as counsel for the first known Australian investor to succeed in an investment treaty arbitration against a sovereign State.

Mr. Taylor is regularly invited to lecture in the field of international arbitration. He has presented lectures at, among other institutions, University of Cambridge, Harvard Law School, and Queen Mary University of London (School of International Arbitration). He also serves on the editorial board of Arbitration - The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management.

  Alexander Türk

Alexander Türk

Adjunct Professor
European Union Law

Professor Türk is an adjunct professor of law at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, teaching European Union Law. Professor Türk is the director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London. He studied History and Law at Augsburg, Germany. He obtained an LL.M in European Law from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. He also holds a PhD from the University of London. He joined King's in 1996. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, Washington.

Professor Türk's principal research interests are in the field of European Union Law, in particular its constitutional and administrative law. He is also interested in comparative constitutional law and US constitutional and administrative law. Professor Türk has many publications, including a co-authored book on EU Administrative Law and Policy (OUP, 2011).

  Daniel Wilmot

Daniel Wilmot

Adjunct Professor
International Commercial Arbitration

Professor Wilmot is an adjunct professor of law at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, teaching International Commercial Arbitration.  He is a solicitor qualified in England & Wales and is a partner within the specialist International Arbitration team at Stewarts, the UK’s largest disputes-only firm.  Professor Wilmot is individually recognised within the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and Who’s Who Legal (GAR’s sister publication) rankings of the UK’s leading practitioners in the field of international arbitration.  He maintains a broad practice of arbitration work, focused on commercial arbitration but also including investment treaty arbitration and proceedings before courts of the seat (for example, as to interim/injunctive relief or challenges to arbitral awards).  Professor Wilmot has conducted arbitrations under a variety of governing laws and pursuant to the leading institutional/industry rules (LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, DIFC-LCIA, UNCITRAL, LMAA, etc.) and has advised and represented government entities, multinational corporates, investors and (ultra) high-net-worth individuals.  He has delivered presentations/training on the practice and procedure of arbitration to Government ministers, Attorneys-General and senior members of the judiciary, including as part of programmes run by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).  He is also an expert in the use of litigation technology in dispute resolution and has lectured on the same.  He holds an LLB (Laws) from University College London (UCL).  Before Stewarts, he practiced within the international arbitration teams at White & Case and Pinsent Masons (in London).