Professor Rau teaches and writes in the areas of Contracts and Alternative Dispute Resolution (particularly Arbitration). He is co-author of Processes of Dispute Resolution: The Role of Lawyers (4th ed. 2006); ADR and Arbitration: Statutes and Commentary (West, 2000), and Cases and Materials on Contracts (West, 2nd ed. 1992), and the author of numerous articles, including most recently "Arbitral Jurisdiction and the Dimensions of Party 'Consent'" (Arbitration International, 2008); "Fear of Freedom" (American Review of International Arbitration, 2008); "The Arbitrator and Mandatory Rules" (American Review of International Arbitration, 2008), "Evidence and Discovery in American Arbitration: The Problem of 'Third Parties'" (American Review of International Arbitration, 2009); and "Understanding (and Misunderstanding) 'Primary Jurisdiction'" (American Review of International Arbitration, 2011). He serves as an Advisor to the American Law Institute project on the Restatement of the Law of International Commercial Arbitration, and on the panels of the American Arbitration Association, the British Columbia International Arbitration Centre, and the Tribunal Arbitral du Sport in Lausanne. He has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Toronto, China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, Willamette University College of Law, the University of Geneva; and the Universities of Paris-I and Paris-II.
May 14, 2009 – May 15, 2009
UT-PCA Symposium on International Arbitration
Will be giving a presentation on discovery and evidence in arbitration at the UT-PCA Symposium on International Arbitration in the Hague, Netherlands.
January 21, 2009 – January 31, 2009
Institute for Transnational Arbitration Retreat
Will be giving a presentation on "mandatory rules" in arbitration at the retreat of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration in Berkeley, CA.