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Professor Ali, Shahla

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Associate Dean, Faculty of Law

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Professor Ali, Shahla

Title:
Professor
Associate Dean, Faculty of Law

Faculty:

Also Cited As:
Ali, S.
Ali, Shahla
Ali, Shahla F.
Maghzi-Ali, Shahla

Biography

Dr. Shahla Ali’s research centers on questions of governance, development and cross-border dispute resolution in East Asia. Before joining HKU, she worked as an attorney in the international trade and compliance group with Baker & McKenzie in its San Francisco office. She has consulted with USAID, IFC/World Bank and the United Nations on issues pertaining to access to justice, peace process negotiation training and land use conflict resolution. She serves as a bilingual arbitrator (English/Chinese) with CIETAC, HKIAC (ADNDRC), SIAC and is a member of the IBA Drafting Committee for Investor-State Mediation Rules, the DOJ Mediation Regulatory Framework Sub-Committee, and the FDRC Appointments Committee.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2020-01-01University Research Output Prize: University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2004-01-01Research Fellowship: Center for the Development of Peace and Well-Being, University of California at Berkeley
Research Achievement
2005-01-01Selznick Fellowship: Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program, University of California at Berkeley
Research Achievement
2005-05-01Graduate Fellowship in East Asian Studies: University of California at Berkeley, East Asian Studies Institute
Research Achievement
2013-01-01University Research Output Prize: University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
1998-06-01Firestone Medal for Excellence in Research: Stanford University
Research Achievement
2014-01-01Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award: University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2014-01-01Visiting Scholar: Renmin University School of Law
Research Achievement
2012-08-01Overseas Fellowship Award: University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2001-06-01Stephen Hassenfeld Fellowship: Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies, School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Research Achievement
2013-06-01Visiting Scholar: UC Berkeley Center for the Study of Law and Society
Research Achievement
2010-12-01HKU Merit Grant: HKU University Research Committee
Research Achievement
2006-01-01Boalt Hall Fellowship: University of California at Berkeley
Research Achievement
2011-01-01Research Output Prize: Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2013-06-01Member: Academic Council, Institute for Transnational Arbitration
Research Achievement
2002-08-01Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Mandarin): United States Department of Education
Research Achievement
2015-01-01University Research Output Prize: University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2015-04-01University Outstanding Young Researcher Award: University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2016-01-01HKU Incentive Grant (University Research Committee): University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2019-01-01University Knowledge Exchange Award: University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2017-01-01Faculty of Law, Knowledge Exchange RAE Case Study Impact Award: University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2018-01-01University Outstanding Teaching Award: University of Hong Kong
Teaching Accomplishment
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2020Invited MemberALSA Distinguished Book Award Panel
2020 - presentInvited MemberWomen in International Arbitration Committee, HKIAC
2014Asian Mediation Consultancy GroupIFC/WB
2017DelegateUNCITRAL Working Group II (Dispute Resolution)
2013MemberSociety for the Study of Social Problems, Conflict, Social Action and Change Group
2013ArbitratorADNDRC, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
2022DelegateUNCITRAL Working Group III (ISDS Reform) Intersession
2013Expert RespondentWJP Rule of Law Index 2012-13
2019Invited memberInternational Mixed Modes Dispute Resolution Task Force, IMI
2016Co-chairInstitute for Transnational Arbitration, 28th Annual ITA Workshop
2022 - 2025MemberAsian Law and Society Association Publications Committee
2016United Nations Mediation Roster
2022Global Arbitrators ListOffice of the Ombudsman for UN Funds and Programs
2022Board of TrusteesAsian Law and Society Association
2022 - 2025TrusteeAsian Law and Society Association
2013MemberAcademic Council, Institute for Transnational Arbitration
2014Public Interest Dispute Resolution CouncilAccord 3.0
2013Executive CommitteeAsia-Pacific Mediation Forum
2012ArbitratorShenzhen Court of International Arbitration
2013Panel of ArbitratorsHong Kong International Arbitration Center’s Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center
2021Committee memberAsian Law and Society Association Book Award Committee
2018Invited memberTransnational Committee, Society for the Study of Social Problems
2017International Task Force on Mixed-Modes of Dispute Resolution
2018Invited memberInternational Activities Committee, Law and Society Association
2006-2009MemberState Bar of California
2011MediatorMacau Arbitration Centre
2006MemberLaw and Society Association
2002-2007FounderBoalt Hall Association for the Study of Chinese Law
2005MemberAmerican Judicature Society
2007-2008MemberAmerican Bar Association
2009MemberInternational Association for Conflict Management
2007-2008MemberNorthern California International Arbitration Club
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Globalization of law
Arbitration and dispute resolution, and development in East Asia
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English英語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English英文
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