Wayne Law Professor Chip Brower Appointed Senior Vice Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration
Wayne Law Professor Charles “Chip” Brower has been appointed Senior Vice Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), the most significant professional organization for international arbitration in the
Americas, and one of the most significant in the world. In June 2024, Brower will also become the 12th Chair of the ITA. He will succeed a line of exceptionally prominent figures who have led the 3,500-member organization and is only the third academic to do so since the ITA’s inception in 1986.
“We are deeply proud of Chip and faculty like him, whose scholarship, experience, and dedication undergird the top-flight education we strive to provide our students,” said Richard Bierschbach, Dean and John w. Reed Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School. Brower has served as an arbitrator, counsel, advocate, or expert in numerous arbitration matters for private parties, governments, and other organizations, including as counsel to the Government of Costa Rica in proceedings before the International Court of Justice.
Brower is also editor or author of numerous books, chapters, articles, and essays on a range of topics spanning international law and dispute resolution. His scholarship on international commercial and investment treaty arbitration has been cited and quoted widely by federal courts in the United States and Canada.
“His contributions not only have been pivotal for international arbitration but have also made an impact on the law school and students we serve,” said Bierschbach.
In addition to his role as Senior Vice Chair of the ITA, Brower is a Director of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society, the editor of NAFTA Developments for KluwerArbitration.com, and the former co-editor-in-chief of World Arbitration and Mediation Review. An elected member of the American Law Institute, Brower has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, as a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University’s Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, as Visiting Professor and Scholar-in-Residence at American University’s Washington College of Law. Before joining the Wayne Law faculty in 2012, Brower was the Croft Professor of International Law at the University of Mississippi for 14 years.