March 25, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Law Professor Alan Scott Rau, who holds the Mark G. and Judy G. Yudof Chair in Law and is a renowned scholar in arbitration and contract law, was recently invited to give the prestigious 2019 lecture series at the Hague Academy of International Law. Professor Rau is first member of the current Texas Law faculty (and only the second in Texas Law history) to be invited by the Academy to give these prestigious lectures.
Established in 1923, the Hague Academy of International Law is a leading center for teaching and research in public and private international law. The mission of the Academy is to further the scientific study of the legal aspects of international relations.
Since the Academy does not have a permanent teaching staff, its scientific board, whose members are all internationally renowned legal scholars, invite academics, practitioners, and diplomats to teach courses. The board’s goal is to promote scientific knowledge of international law to further peace, development, and cooperation through its programs.
Among his many distinctions, Professor Rau was also a distinguished visiting fellow at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University School of Law in London last fall. During his visit to the Centre, Professor Rau gave a talk on “Different Cultural Models of Arbitration.”
Professor Rau gave a number of other presentations last year. In February, he delivered a presentation on “Arbitrators without Powers,” at the 17th Annual International Bar Association (IBA) International Arbitration Day in Paris. Two months later, he was in Miami discussing “Gap-Filling by Arbitrators,” at the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Annual Conference. Professor Rau returned to Paris in May to talk about “Asymmetrical Arbitration Clauses” at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Institute Spring Conference and again in June to teach a special course on “Delimiting the Powers of Course and Arbitrators” at the International Academy for Arbitration Law. The Arbitration Academy was created to address the increasing demand for specialized teaching in international arbitration and provides advanced summer courses in Paris to students and young practitioners in international arbitration.
Professor Rau is an affiliated faculty member in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business at The University of Texas at Austin.