Professor of Law
International Economic Law
Public International Law
Julian Arato is a Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law. His scholarly expertise spans the areas of public international law, international economic law, and private law.
Professor Arato has published numerous articles on the law of treaties, international investment law and dispute resolution, international trade, contracts, and private law theory. His article on The Private Law Critique of International Investment Law won the 2019 Francis Deák Prize for best article by a younger author published in the American Journal of International Law (AJIL). He also co-edits an open-access casebook on international trade law: The Law of the World Trade Organization (with J.H.H. Weiler, S. Cho, & I Feichtner, 2016-2017 edn.).
Professor Arato serves on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), as Co-Chair for the ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group, and as a member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) Academic Council. Since 2018, Professor Arato has served as an Observer Delegate (on behalf of ASIL) to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group III (Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform). He is the Editor of the International Decisions section of the American Journal of International Law. Before joining the Brooklyn Law School faculty, Professor Arato was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. He previously worked as an associate in the international arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where his practice focused on international investment disputes and international commercial arbitration.