Farshad Ghodoosi 2018-10-18T19:36:17+00:00

Farshad Ghodoosi

Senior Fellow – Iran

Farshad Ghodoosi is a professor at the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

About Farshad Ghodoosi

Farshad Ghodoosi is a professor at the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Prior to this position, Mr. Ghodoosi was an associate attorney in Three Crown’s Washington Office, practicing international arbitration. Prior to joining Three Crowns, he collaborated with Shearman & Sterling and Jones Day, a technology consulting firm in San Francisco. Mr. Ghodoosi has extensive experience with domestic and international arbitration and litigation, investor state disputes, and public international law across a broad range of sectors, including: infrastructure, oil and gas, natural resources, technology and sovereign debt.

Mr. Ghodoosi received his doctoral degree (J.S.D.) from Yale Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Yale Journal of International Law, co-president of the Yale Society of International Law, and a Howard M. Holtzmann Fellow in international dispute resolution. He has placed several articles in leading journals, including: the Yale Journal of International Law, Lewis & Clark Law Review, Harvard Journal of International Law Online, and Foreign Affairs. He is the author of the book International Dispute Resolution and the Public Policy Exception, Routlege (2016).

He has taught on the topic of international law at University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Ghodoosi also received a Ph.D. in International Relations from Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

Litigation practice

Mr. Ghodoosi has extensive experience with domestic and international arbitration and litigation, investor state disputes, and public international law, across a broad range of sectors.

Mr. Ghodoosi has also practiced law before the Iranian courts for several years. In Iran, his litigation practice focused on commercial contracts, corporate law, real estate law and administrative law.

Mediation Practice

Mr. Ghodoosi has appeared as counsel in several mediation sessions, mostly in Iran. The cases involved matters ranging from corporate law to real estate law.

ADR Achievements and Training

  • Mr. Ghodoosi was awarded a Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship (2013)
  • He was a Howard M. Holtzmann Fellow in international dispute resolution at Yale Law School (2012-2013)

ADR Teaching and Mentoring

  • Mr. Ghodoosi has lectured on various issues related to ADR in several conferences.
  • He has taught a course at University of California, Berkeley on the topic of international law and international dispute resolution.

Publications and Education

Publications

International Dispute Resolution and the Public Policy Exception (Routledge, 2016)

“Arbitrating Public Policy: Why the Buck Should Not Stop at National Courts,” 20 Lewis and Clark Law Review 237 (2016)

“The Concept of Public Policy in Law: Revisiting the Role of the Public Policy Doctrine in the Enforcement of Private Legal Arrangements,” 94 Nebraska Law Review 685 (2016)

“Defining the Relationship,” Foreign Affairs (April 5, 2015)

“The Limits of the Free Movement of Capital: The Status of Customary International Law of Money,” 7 Northwestern Interdisciplinary Law Review 287 (2014) 

“Combatting Economic Sanctions: Investment Disputes in Times of Political Hostility,” 37 Fordham International Law Journal 1732 (2014)

Educational Qualifications

  • Doctor of the Science of Law, Yale Law School (December 2015)
  • Master of Laws, Yale Law School (May 2012)
  • Master of Laws, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (August 2012)
  • M.A. in International Relations, Florida International University in Miami, Florida (2011)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, University of Tehran (June 2007)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Tehran (June 2005)

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