Andrea K. Bjorklund is the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, as well as a Full Professor and the L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law, at McGill University Faculty of Law. She acts as arbitrator and expert in both investment and commercial arbitrations and as an expert in court proceedings related to arbitration. She is on the panel of arbitrators of the Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center, the International Commercial Arbitration Court of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, and Industry, and AAA’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution. She is also a U.S. appointee to the NAFTA Chapter 19 (and USMCA Chapter 10) roster of arbitrators.
In addition to serving as an adviser to the American Law Institute’s project on restating the U.S. law of international commercial arbitration, she is a member of the Advisory Board of the Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law. Professor Bjorklund was the inaugural ICSID Scholar-in-Residence from 2014-2015 and was Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy from 2012- to 2015.
Professor Bjorklund is widely published in investment law and dispute resolution. Before entering the academy she was an attorney-adviser on the NAFTA arbitration team in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, in addition to periods at the U.S. International Trade Commission and in private practice at Miller & Chevalier in Washington, D.C. Professor Bjorklund has a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.A. in French Studies from New York University, and a B.A. (with High Honors) in History and French from the University of Nebraska.