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Maya Steinitz

Professor of Law

Professor Maya Steinitz teaches civil procedure, complex litigation, corporations, international business transactions, and international arbitration. Her research focuses on a wide range of topics in public and business international law, transnational dispute resolution, and the global legal profession.  She is one of the nation’s leading experts on litigation finance.  Her works-in-progress include a book about cross-border mass tort litigation titled “The Case for an International Court of Civil Justice” (accepted for publication by Cambridge University Press) and “The Nature and Cost of Cross-border Mass Tort Litigation: An Empirical Analysis” (with P. Gowder and J. Solow). She is also working on a book project tentatively titled “Law and the Self: An Imaginary Exchange of Letters between H.L.A. Hart and G.H. Mead.” Her publications are available on Social Science Research Network.

Today, Professor Steinitz remains active in international dispute resolution. She was recently appointed to serve on the inaugural bench of the ICC’s Jerusalem Arbitration Center (JAC), a joint enterprise of ICC Israel and ICC Palestine resolving commercial disputes between Israelis and Palestinians. She serves as an arbitrator, expert and counsel in international and domestic arbitrations and is a Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration.

Courses Taught (Past and Present)

  • Civil Procedure
  • Complex Litigation
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Corporations (Business Associations)
  • Global Torts
  • Negotiation and Mediation
  • Capstone (Deals)
  • The Legal Aspects of the Israeli – Palestinian Conflict
  • Comparative Introduction to American Law
  • Legal Philosophy
Phone: 
319-335-9033
Address: 
475 Boyd Law Building