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Professor Stacie Strong (published as S.I. Strong) is professor of law at Emory University beginning in November 2023. Before coming to Emory, she was Professor of Comparative and Private International Law at the University of Sydney, specialising in private international law, international arbitration, international mediation and comparative law. Prof. Strong has taught at law schools around the world and has acted as a dual-qualified (England-US) practitioner with major international law firms in the UK and the US. She has also written over 130 award-winning books, articles and other works and has acted as an expert consultant to a variety of governmental, non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations. In addition to teaching at the University of Sydney, Strong acts as an arbitrator, mediator, and expert in commercial, IP, and trust-related matters in both the domestic and international spheres.

Prior to joining the University of Sydney Law School, Strong taught at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and was the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law. She has also taught at the University of Tokyo, the Graduate Institute at the University of Geneva, the University of Medellín in Colombia and the University of Georgetown in Washington, DC, and has held visiting fellowships at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law in Cambridge. Strong also served as a US Supreme Court Fellow in Washington, DC, and as the Henry G. Schermers Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Strong has won numerous awards for her work, most recently the 2022 American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work for her career contributions to research in dispute resolution and Academic of the Year (2021) in the Australian ADR Awards.

Before entering the legal academy full time, Strong practiced with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in London and New York and with Baker & McKenzie LLP in Chicago. During her years in practice, Strong handled complex commercial disputes involving both private parties and state and other public entities in US and English courts. She also represented clients in bilateral and multilateral arbitrations seated in a wide variety of jurisdictions and proceeding under the auspices of the PCA, the ICC, the ICDR, the LCIA, the AAA and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Strong currently serves as an arbitrator, mediator, and expert witness in complex commercial disputes and is listed on the rosters of the AAA, CAfA, the ICC, the ICDR, WIPO and WIPO-ICOM. She has handled dozens of cases as sole, presiding or party-appointed neutral, including high-value (multi-million dollar) and multi-party matters. As a result of her expertise in complex commercial disputes, Strong has been named a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and, when based in the United States, was a fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.

Strong also provides expert advice to various governmental, non-governmental and intergovernmental bodies, including the US State Department, the Federal Judicial Center (US), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Strong was instrumental in assisting the US State Department in developing the proposal that eventually led to the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (the Singapore Convention on Mediation).

Strong is a member of numerous academic and policy-making organisations, including the American Law Institute, the European Law Institute, the International Academy of Comparative Law, and the ICC Council. Strong is admitted to practice in New York and Illinois as well as the United States Supreme Court, and as a solicitor in both Ireland and in England and Wales. She is proficient in Spanish and holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford in England and from Duke University, the University of Southern California, and the University of California, Davis, in the United States.