Phone: (573) 882-2465

S.I. Strong


Professor of Law

Current Employer:

University of Sydney

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Arts (Fine, Performing) ✔ Banking & finance
✔ Class Actions ✔ Commercial/Business
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Copyrights
✔ Entertainment ✔ Franchise
✔ Health Care ✔ Insurance
✔ Intellectual Property ✔ International
✔ Joint Ventures ✔ Media & Communications
✔ Nursing Homes ✔ Partnerships
✔ Probate ✔ Securities
✔ Torts ✔ Trademarks
✔ Trusts/Estates


I have acted as an advocate, arbitrator (presiding, sole and party-appointed) and mediator (joint and sole) in numerous cases around the world.

Work History:

University of Missouri, Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law, 2007-2019; Georgetown University, Adjunct Professor, 2013-present; Baker & McKenzie LLP, Counsel, 2004-2006, Chicago, IL; University of Oxford, Lecturer in Law, 2002-2003, Exeter College, 2000-2002, St John’s College; University of Cambridge, Supervisor in Law, 1999-2000, New Hall; Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Associate Attorney/Solicitor, 2000-2002, London, U.K., 1994-1998, New York, NY. FELLOWSHIPS AND VISITING POSITIONS - Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Visiting Researcher, March 2017, Hamburg, Germany; University of Geneva, Visiting Professor, May 2016, Geneva, Switzerland; Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Supreme Court Fellow, 2012-2013, Washington, D.C.; The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law, in association with The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Henry G. Schermers Fellow, February-June 2012, The Hague, The Netherlands; Universidad de Medellín, September 2011 and August 2013, Medellín, Colombia; Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, Visiting Fellow, May-July 2011, Cambridge, United Kingdom.


My cases arise in a variety of industries (see areas of expertise, above) and in a variety of jurisdictions, though primarily in the United States and Europe. I have handled a significant number of multi-party and multi-million dollar matters, as well as those involving high degrees of procedural complexity.


I have taught and participated in a variety of trainings around the world.


New York, Illinois and Missouri state and federal courts; England and Wales (solicitor)


American Arbitration Association-International Center for Dispute Resolution Foundation Grant (2017-2018); Global Legal Skills Book Award 2017; Max Planck Institute Privatrecht Stipendien (2017); Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant (2016-2017); Outstanding Professional Article 2014, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR Institute); Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Excellence in Research Award 2014, University of Missouri School of Law; Best Short Article 2011, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR Institute); Research Grant, International Council of Canadian Studies Faculty Research Grant Program (2010); Outstanding Professional Article 2009, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR Institute); Yorke Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertation, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law (2003).


American Arbitration Association (AAA) Commercial Arbitration Roster of Arbitrators; Financial Industry Regulatory Agency (FINRA) Arbitration Panel; International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Roster of Arbitrators; International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Roster of Arbitrators; International Council of Museums (ICOM)-WIPO Art and Cultural Heritage Mediation Panel; London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Roster of Arbitrators; Missouri State Court Roster of General Civil Mediators (Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17); United States Arbitration & Mediation Senior Arbitrators Panel (USA&M); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Panel.


Academic Council, Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA); American Bar Association (ABA); American Law Institute (ALI); American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) (Director status); American Society of International Law (ASIL); ArbitralWomen; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) (Fellow status); College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA) (Fellow status); European Law Institute (ELI) (Fellow status); International Bar Association (IBA); International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); International Chamber of Commerce Institute of World Business Law (ICC Institute); London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); Order of the Coif.


D. Phil., University of Oxford (U.K.); Ph.D. (law), University of Cambridge (U.K.); J.D., Duke University; M.P.W., University of Southern California; B.A., University of California, Davis.


I have written over 100 books, chapters and articles that have been published in Europe, Asia and the Americas. A full list of publications is available at http://law.missouri.edu/about/people/strong/.


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