Ronald A. Brand
University of Pittsburgh
Ronald A. Brand is the Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg University Professor of Law, John E. Murray Faculty Scholar, and the founding Director of the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He regularly teaches courses in international business transactions, international arbitration and litigation, and matters of private international law. In 2011, Professor Brand delivered a special course on private international law at the Hague Academy of International Law. He is a former Fulbright Scholar in Belgium, and a former Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna. He has received the ABA Section on International Law’s Leonard A. Theberge Award in Private International Law, the University of Pittsburgh’s Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement, and a Doctor Iuris Honoris Causa from the University of Augsburg. Professor Brand was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Special Commissions and Diplomatic Conferences of The Hague Conference on Private International Law that concluded the 2005 Convention on Choice of Court Agreements and the 2019 Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters. Professor Brand now serves as a U.S. representative to the Working Group considering a Convention on Parallel Proceedings. He regularly works with the U.S. Commerce Department Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) to train students in more than 30 countries in the Middle East, the Balkans, and Asia, for the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition.
Posts by Ronald A. Brand
Rewarding Ignorance of the CISG: A Response to John Coyle
In a recent post, Professor John Coyle considers the interpretation of the following choice of law (“COL”) clause in an international contract for sale of goods where both parties are located in Contracting States to the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG): “This Agreement shall be governed by the laws…Continue Reading
United States Signs the Hague Judgments Convention
On March 2, 2022, the United States signed the Convention of July 2, 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters, better known as the Hague Judgments Convention. This post describes the Convention and next steps.Continue Reading