Chiara Giorgetti
Assistant Professor of Law
Faculty Director, LL.M. Program
Courses Taught International Law International Arbitration International Criminal Law International Transitional Justice International Courts & Tribunals Comparative Law
Profile

Professor Chiara Giorgetti serves as the Faculty Director of the School of Law's LL.M. Program and teaches and writes in the areas of international law, international arbitration, international dispute resolution, and state failure and fragility. She has authored over a dozen publications on these topics, and her J.S.D. doctoral dissertation resulted in the publication of her book, A Principled Approach to State Failure, International Community Actions in Emergency Situations, in 2010. Prior to joining the Richmond Law faculty in 2012, Professor Giorgetti practiced international arbitration in Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland. Professor Giorgetti also worked extensively with the United Nations in New York and Somalia, where she oversaw the implementation of United Nations Development Programme governance programs. She has served as a consultant for various international organizations and non-governmental organizations and taught advanced international courses at Georgetown Law Center. Professor Giorgetti clerked at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. She is an active member of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and co-chaired its 2011 annual meeting. She also founded and co-chairs ASIL's Interest Group on International Courts and Tribunals.

Presentations

Organized and Moderated “Leading Figures in International Dispute Resolution Series: A Conversation with James Crawford” held at the headquarters of ASIL and organized by ASIL's International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group (Co-Chair), September 2012.

Presentation at GW International and Comparative Law Colloquium "Who Decides Who Decides?: The selection of arbitrators in international investment disputes," September 2012.

Invited Commentator, Vanderbilt Law School Roundtable International Legal Studies Program, September 2012.

Speaker, Mass Torts in a Shrinking World,International Law Colloquium organized by the Journal of International Law, Penn Law School, November 2012.

Speaker, Syria: Is there a legal responsibility to protect?, International law colloquium on the Arab Spring, Baltimore University School of Law, November 2012.

Memberships
Member, Programme Committee, ASIL Annual Meeting 2011
Co-chair, ASIL Annual Meeting 2011
Term member, Executive Committee of the Yale Law School Association (starting 2010)
Founder and Co-Chair, International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group of ASIL (2010)
Member, Award Committee, ASIL 2009
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Legal Materials, since 2009
Guest Professor at Webster University (Leiden - Geneva)
Bar Admissions
New York
Washington, D.C.
Professional Experience
Faculty Director, LL.M. Program (2014-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Assistant Professor of Law (2012-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Adjunct Professor (2007-2012)
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
Associate (2007-2012)
White & Case, LLP, Washington D.C.
Associate (2003-2005)
Lalive, Attorneys-at-Law, Geneva, Switzerland
Law Clerk (2002-2003)
International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands
Associate Legal Adviser (2001)
Office of the Legal Adviser, Office of the President of Eritrea, Asmara, Eritrea
Programme Officer (1998-2000)
United Nations Development Programme for Somalia, Nairobi, Kenya
Special Counsel - Expert in Italian and International Law (1997-1998)
Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations, New York; New York University School of Law, New York
Legal Consultant (1998)
Office of the Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations Secretariat, New York
Visiting Junior Fellow (1996-1997)
New York University School of Law, New York
Research Assistant (1995-1996)
Global Business Environment, Shell International, London, England
Publications
Books

Litigating International Investment Disputes (ed.) (Brill Nijhoff, forthcoming 2014).

The Rules, Practice and Jurisprudence of International Courts and Tribunals (ed.) (reprint 2013).

The Rules, Practice and Jurisprudence of International Courts and Tribunals (C. Giorgetti ed.) (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012).

A Principled Approach to State Failure, International Community Actions in Emergency Situations (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010).

Articles

Using International Law in Somalia's Post-Conflict Reconstruction, 53 Colum. J. Transnat'l L. __ (forthcoming 2014).

Is the Truth in the Eyes of the Beholder? The Perils and Benefits of Empirical Research in International Investment, 12 Santa Clara J. Int'l L. 263 (2014). [Journal] [SSRN] [HEIN]

Challenges of International Investment Arbitrators – How it Works, and Does it Work?, 7 World Arb. & Mediation Rev. 303 (2013). [SSRN]

International Health Emergencies in Failed and Failing States, 44 Geo. J. Int'l L. 1347 (2013). [SSRN] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Mass Tort Claims In International Investment Proceedings: What Are The Lessons From The Ecuador-Chevron Dispute?, 35 U. Pa. J. Int'l L. 787 (2013). [L]

Who Decides Who Decides In International Investment Arbitration?, 35 U. Pa. J. Int'l L. 431 (2013). [SSRN] [L] [HEIN]

Syria and the Arab Spring, International Law Society Symposium, 1 U. Balt. J. Int'l L. 259 (2013).

Challenges of Arbitrators in International Disputes: Two Tribunals Reject the "Appearance of Bias" Standard, ASIL Insights, June 2012, Vol. 16, No. 20. [online]

Introductory Note To The International Court Of Justice: Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic Of Guinea v. Democratic Republic of The Congo) Compensation Owed By The Democratic Republic of The Congo to The Republic Of Guinea. 51 Int'l Legal Materials 737 (2012).

The Yukos Interim Awards on Jurisdiction and Admissibility Confirms Provisional Application of Energy Charter Treaty, ASIL Insights, Aug. 2010, Vol. 14, No. 23. [online]

Why Should International Law Be Concerned About State Failure?, 16 ILSA J. Int'l & Comp. L. 469 (2010). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Enforcement of U.S./Canadian Judgments and Arbitral Award in China, American College of Trial Lawyers 2010 Annual Meeting CLE (with C. B. Lamm and J. Chen). [online]

Enforcement of U.S./Canadian Judgments and Arbitral Award in India, American College of Trial Lawyers 2010 Annual Meeting CLE (with C. B. Lamm and R. Bakalov). [online]

Enforcement of U.S./Canadian Judgments and Arbitral Award in Russia, American College of Trial Lawyers 2010 Annual Meeting CLE (with C. B. Lamm et al.). [online]

Enforceability of U.S./Canadian Judgments and Awards in Singapore, American College of Trial Lawyers 2010 Annual Meeting CLE (with C. B. Lamm and Y. Ting). [online]

Costs and Their Apportionment in International Investment Arbitration, International Disputes Quarterly (Fall 2009). [online]

Introductory Note to International Court of Justice: Request for Revision of the Avena Judgment, 48 I.L.M. 199 (2009). [HEIN]

Introductory Note to International Court of Justice: Interpretation of the Judgment in Avena, 47 I.L.M. 723 (2008). [HEIN]

The New Frontier Of Investor-State Arbitration: Annulment Of NAFTA Awards, IALR, 1/2008 (with C. B. Lamm and E. R. Hellbeck).

Editorial: IALR Special Issue on US Law, 1/2008 (with C. B. Lamm and E. R. Hellbeck).

Introductory Note To Decision Of The Ad Hoc Committee On The Application For Annulment Of The Argentine Republic of September 25, 2007, 46 I.L.M. 1132 (2007). [HEIN]

Listing and De-listing Terrorist Organizations: a comparative analysis of the legal regimes in the US and the UN, Consultancy Report Prepared For The Humanitarian Dialogue Center, April 2006. [online]

From Rio to Kyoto: A Study of the Involvement of Non-Governmental Organizations in the Negotiations on Climate Change, 7 N.Y.U. Envtl. L.J. 201 (1998). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in the Climate Change Negotiations, 9 Colo. J. Int'l Envtl. L. & Pol'y 115 (1998). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Chapters

The Arbitral Tribunal: Selection and Replacement of Arbitrators, in Litigating International Investment Disputes (forthcoming 2014).

Judicial and Quasi- Judicial Bodies, in Oxford Handbook on International Organizations (Oxford Univ. Press, forthcoming 2014).

The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, in The Rules, Practice and Jurisprudence of International Courts and Tribunals (C. Giorgetti ed., Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2012) (with C. Lamm and M. Uran).

Introduction, in The Rules, Practice and Jurisprudence of International Courts and Tribunals (C. Giorgetti ed., Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2012).

International Norms and Standards Applicable to Situations of State Fragility and Failure, in International Financial Institutions and Global Legal Governance (D. Bradlow, H. Cisse and B. Kingsbury eds.), World Bank Legal Review, Vol. 3 (2011). [online]

Has the Time Come For An ICSID Ethics Code For Counsel?, in Vale Columbia Center, The Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2009-2010 (with C. B. Lamm and H. Pham) (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Interim Measures and Dismissal Under the 2006 ICSID Rules, in The Future of Investment Arbitration (R. P. Alford and C. A. Rogers, eds.) (Oxford University Press, 2009) (with C. B. Lamm and H. Pham).

Security and Human Rights: Is a Compromise Necessary to Combat Terrorism?, in Europe Confronts Terror (K. Von Hippel ed.) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

Reviews

Book Review, Global Arb. Rev., Oct. 2012 (reviewing International Investment Law and Soft Law (Andrea Bjorklund and August Reinisch, eds.)).

Additional Publications

Proceedings of the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law: Confronting Complexity (H. Cohen, C. Giorgetti and C. Payne eds., 2013).


Education
J.S.D., Yale University Law School
LL.M., Yale University Law School
M.Sc., Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Sciences
J.D., University of Bologna School of Law (Laurea (J.D. equivalent))
Contact Information
(804) 484-1654
Areas of Expertise
Public International Law
International Arbitration
International Dispute Resolution
International Courts and Tribunals
State Failure and Fragility