Ben Davis Visiting Professor of Law


Ben Davis will serve as a visiting professor at W&L Law in the spring. Professor Davis is an emeritus faculty member at the University of Toledo College of Law. Professor Davis teaches in the areas of contracts, commercial law, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, public international law, and international business transactions.

Between 1983 and 1986, Professor Davis worked in Paris, France as a development consultant in West Africa, and as a strategic business consultant with Mars & Co in Europe. In 1986, he became the American Legal Counsel at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) where he supervised directly or indirectly over 5000 international commercial arbitration and mediation cases, made filings before courts around the world on behalf of the ICC, assisted with the drafting of arbitration laws in countries such as India and Sri Lanka, and led conferences in Eastern and Western Europe, North America, and Asia. In 1996, he was promoted to director, conference programs and manager of the Institute of World Business Law where he organized training sessions on international contracts, dispute resolution, project finance, and electronic commerce.

Professor Davis is a graduate of Harvard College (B.A.), Harvard Law School (J.D), and Harvard Business School (M.B.A.) where he was articles editor of the Harvard International Law Journal.