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Loic Cadiet, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France

Senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He is a Professor at the Sorbonne Law School (University Paris I), where he teaches General Theory of Litigation, Judicial Systems, Civil Procedure and ADR. Loïc Cadiet is the President of the International Association of Procedural Law and the co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Procedural Law.




Neil Andrews, Cambridge University, UK

MA, BCL (Oxon), is Director of Studies in Law, and Fellow at Clare College, Cambridge, and is also a qualified barrister. He specializes in English Civil Procedure, Transnational Civil Procedure, Obligations, Equity and Roman Law. He has written widely on the subject of procedure, including authoring or co-authoring English Civil Procedure: Fundamentals of the New Civil Justice, The Future of Transnational Litigation, and Commercial Arbitration (3 ed).

Oscar Chase, New York University, USA


Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Co-Faculty Director, Institute of Judicial Administration; Vice-President, IAPL. A graduate of NYU and Yale Law School, Chase has written on comparative procedure, law and culture, and American civil procedure, recently authoring or co-authoring Law, Culture, and Ritual: Disputing Processes in Cross-Cultural Context; Civil Litigation in Comparative Context; and Civil Litigation in New York, 5th Ed. He serves on the Civil Advisory Committee of the Federal District Court, E.D.N.Y. and the Civil Practice Law  and Rules Committee of the New York State Bar Association, and is a member of the American Law Institute. 


Mirjan Damaška, Yale University, USA

Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He teaches and writes in the fields of comparative and foreign law, procedural law, evidence, international criminal law, and continental legal history. He is the author of six books, among which The Faces of Justice and Evidence Law Adrift were translated to several languages. Professor Damaška received his basic law degree at the University of Zagreb in his native Croatia. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). He began his teaching career at the University of Zagreb Law School. In 1971, he left his native land and accepted a tenured position at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has been on the faculty of Yale Law School since 1976. Since 1995, he has periodically advised the Croatian government in its relations with the International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and the International Court of Justice in The Hague.


James Klebba, Loyola University of  New Orleans, USA

 Professor Klebba  joined the faculty at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 1973 and is now the Victor H. Schiro Professor of Law, Emeritus and Director of the LL.M. Program in U.S. Law (for international students)  at that school. His primary fields of interest for teaching and research have been civil procedure, evidence, federal courts, comparative procedure, and introduction to U.S, law. He has served as Associate Dean, Interim Dean and Dean at Loyola. He is a former Chair of the Section on Civil Procedure of the Association of American Law Schools, He has been a visiting professor at the Universities  of Minnesota, Missouri-Columbia, and Kansas and at Tulane University. He has taught study abroad programs for U.S. law students in Mexico, Russia, and Hungary. He has co-authored a casebook in Evidence law and written several articles on comparative civil procedure, the most recent being “Global Civil Procedure Trends in the Twenty-First Century” (with Scott Dodson) in the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review.     


  Peter Murray, Harvard University, USA 

Prof. Murray is the Robert Braucher Visiting Professor and Edward R. Johnston Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. He is an authority in the fields of evidence, comparative law, trial advocacy, comparative civil procedure, and admiralty law. Murray graduated from Harvard Law School (LL.B. magna cum laude, 1967). He served as Secretary to the Maine Judicial Council from 1969 to 1978 and has been a consultant to the Maine Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence since 1973. Murray is a member of the American Law Institute and the American Board of Trial Advocacy.


Vernon Palmer, Tulane University, USA

Professor Palmer's primary fields of interest have been the civil law, comparative law, and legal history. His research has focused on the comparative law of obligations, code revision, delictual liability, and third party beneficiary contracts. He is the author of more than forty books and articles. Professor Palmer teaches courses in comparative law, obligations, European legal systems, products liability, and sales and leases. Professor Palmer serves as director of Tulane's Institute of European Legal Studies in Paris and as editor of The Tulane European and Civil Law Forum. He received the Sumter Marks Award in 2000 and 2001 in recognition of his research. In 2005, Professor Palmer received the Provost's Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship at Tulane University. In 1986-87 and again in 1992-93, he held the Chair of Common Law at the University of Paris (Sorbonne). During the 1998-99 academic year, he was Visiting Professor of Comparative Law at Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, as well as at the University of Trent in Trento, Italy. In 2000, he was visiting professor of comparative law at the University of Lausanne and the University of Geneva, and in 2005 at the University of Fribourg. Professor Palmer was organizing chair of the First Worldwide Congress on Mixed Jurisdictions, held in New Orleans in November 2002. He was elected President of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists and was elected a titulary member of the International Academy of Comparative Law at the Hague. In 2006, French President Jacques Chirac announced that Professor Palmer would be knighted as a "chevalier" in the French Legion of Honor. The Legion of Honor, which was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, is the highest civilian award conferred by the French government and recognizes individuals for "eminent services" rendered to France.


Elisabetta Silvestri, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy

Associate Professor of Italian Civil Procedure and Comparative Civil Procedure, Scientific Director of the postgraduate program on Mediation and ADR, Department of Law, University of Pavia. Professor Silvestri earned her law degree at the University of Pavia and received an LL.M. degree from Cornell Law School. A member of the European Law Institute and the International Association of Procedural Law, she has written extensively on Italian civil procedure and a variety of topics in the field of comparative procedure. She has lectured at law schools in Italy and abroad. Presently, she is a member of one of the Working Groups established by the European Law Institute and UNIDROIT for the development of the project ‘From Transnational Principles to European Rules of Civil Procedure’.


 Janet Walker, Osgoode Law School, Canada

Professor, former Associate Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School (DPhil (Oxon), Ontario Bar) and member of the IAPL Presidium, teaches Conflict of Laws and International Arbitration at Osgoode, and she has taught at Monash, Haifa, Toronto, NYU, NUS, Oxford and for ten years in Tunis. Her books include Castel and Walker: Canadian Conflict of Laws, The Civil Litigation Process, Common Law, and Civil Law and the Future of Categories (with Oscar Chase).She serves as an international arbitrator, an advisor to the Federal Courts Rules Committee, and on task forces on multijurisdictional class actions for the ULCC, ILA, IBA and ABA.



Teresa Arruda Alvim Wambier, Pontificia Universidade Catolico de San Paulo, Brazil

Professor, LLd and LLm of Law at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. Coordinator of the Centre for Post Graduate Studies of Civil Procedure. President of the Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Processual. Vice President of Instituto Ibero Americano de Derecho ProcesalMember of the Board of the International Association of Procedural Law. Member of the Instituto Panamericano de Derecho Procesal, of the Portuguese Institute of Procedural Law. Editor-in-chief of the Brazilian Revista de Processo since 1983. General “Rapporteuse” of the Committee in change of drawing up a Bill for a new Brazilian Civil Procedural Code.