Benjamin Davis is a retired professor of law at the University of Toledo College of Law. He graduated from Harvard College (B.A. cum laude 1977), Harvard Business School, and Harvard Law School (JD-MBA 1983). He worked for three years as a development consultant in West Africa and a management consultant with Mars and Co in Paris, France. He was the American Counsel at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce for ten years where he managed arbitrations with parties from around the world, led the computerization of the case management system, and developed fast-track arbitration. He rose to Director, Conference Programmes and Manager of the Institute of World Business Law of the International Chamber of Commerce before entering teaching in 2000 at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. He is the creator and one of the organizers of the International Competitions for Online Dispute Resolution.
Ben is an expert with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. He has drafted shadow reports to the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the UN Committee Against Torture. He was the Assistant Reporter, American Bar Associate Task Force on Electronic Commerce and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
He was the Co-chair of the Teaching International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. He led the drive for a resolution on international law at the ASIL Centennial meeting on March 30, 2006. He is a former Chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and a former member of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security. He has published widely and spoken around the world on topics related to international commercial arbitration, online dispute resolution, contracts, and public international law. He teaches Contracts, Public International Law, International and Domestic Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and International Business Transactions.
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