Professor Janet Walker, CD, JD, DPhil, FCIArb, is based in Toronto at Arbitration Placeand in London at Outer Temple Chambers. She is Professor of Law (pastAssociate Dean)at Osgoode Hall Law School, and a member of the Ontario bar.
Janet has served as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chair in ICC and ICDR arbitrations. She is a member of the ICDR, CIETAC, SHIAC and KLRCA panels, and has a good working knowledge of Spanish and French.She is founding member of ICC Canada, Toronto CommercialArbitration Society, CIArb Toronto Chapter (founding Chair), YoungCanadian Arbitration Practitioners, and Arbitralwomen;and member of LCIA, IBA, IPBA and ICCA.
Janet has for more than 15 years consulted on, and provided expert evidence in,crossborderand complex litigation, and has served on law reform working groupsfor the American Law Institute, ABA, IBA and the Uniform Law Conferenceof Canada - most recently on its International Arbitration Legislation Project Advisory Board.She was for nine years the Advisor (Common Law) toCanada’s Federal Courts Rules Committeeand she is author of Canada’s maintext onprivate international law, Castel and Walker.
Janet isthe Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’s Academic Advisor, InternationalAssociation of Procedural Law’s Secretary General, and International Law Association CanadianBranch’s past President. From 2001-2014, she coached the Osgoode Vis Team.Since 2001, Janet has been appointed Foreign Research Professor at the Faculté des sciences juridiques de Tunis. Other appointments have included Leverhulme Professor at University College,Oxford; Hauser Global Law Professor at NYU, and NYU/NUS inSingapore; and visiting professorships in Australia, Israel,Italy, Croatia andChina. For more, see www.janet-walker.com