Washington and Lee law professor Susan Franck’s forthcoming publication, “The Diversity Challenge: Exploring the ‘Invisible College’ of International Arbitration” addresses issues of diversity in international arbitration. The article will appear in the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law in 2015.
Professor Franck uses survey data from attendees at the Congress of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration to examine the “invisible college” of international arbitrators. The article includes a discussion of the potential benefits of greater diversity in international arbitration and the challenges in implementing diversity initiatives such as those of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association to promote diversity in legal hiring.
Professor Franck has presented the article at the University of Delaware Center for the Study of Diversity and at the Institute for Transnational Arbitration Academic Winter Forum.