Benjamin Davis

Benjamin Davis

Professor Benjamin Davis, a faculty member at the University of Toledo School of Law since 2003 and tenured since 2008, is a graduate of Harvard College (B.A.), Harvard Law School (J.D), and Harvard Business School (M.B.A.) where he was articles editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. Professor Davis teaches in the areas of Contracts, Commercial Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Public International Law, International Business Transactions, and 3L Extended Bar Preparation. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Davis was an associate professor at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law).

 

Between 1983 and 1986, he worked in Paris, France as a development consultant in West Africa, and as a strategic business consultant with Mars & Co in Europe. In 1986, he became the American Legal Counsel at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) where he supervised directly or indirectly over 5000 international commercial arbitration and mediation cases, made filings before courts around the world on behalf of the ICC, assisted with the drafting of arbitration laws in countries such as India and Sri Lanka and led conferences in Eastern and Western Europe, North America, and Asia. In 1996, he was promoted to director, conference programmes, and manager of the Institute of World Business Law where he organized training sessions on international contracts, dispute resolution, project finance, and electronic commerce.

 

He is the creator of fast-track international commercial arbitration and the creator of the International Competitions for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR) by which students from around the world competed in online negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation (2000-2005). He is also a former chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. 




Contact Benjamin Davis

Website: www.utoledo.edu/law/faculty/fulltime/BDavis.html

Articles and Video:

CETA List Project Demonstrates Gender Disparities in Arbitral Appointments for Trade & Investment Disputes (12/18/20)
The CETA List Project demonstrated that there are occasions where appointing bodies have failed to give women the same opportunities to obtain arbitral appointments as men.

Weaponization of COVID-19: Faux Force Majeure Infects Labor Arbitration (10/19/20)
The University of Akron devised a plan to layoff/fire 100 unionized faculty members (including tenured) which the union representative challenged. The arbitrator found the Covid pandemic to be within the “force majeure” clause of the union contract.

Arbitration Conversation No. 4: Amy Interviews Prof. Benjamin Davis of University of Toledo College of Law (06/17/20)
In this episode Amy Schmitz interviews Ben Davis about diversity in arbitration, with a particular focus on the new Diversity and Inclusion Policy that was recently issued by ICCA (the International Council of Commercial Arbitration).