In April 2017, Brooks Daly, Deputy Secretary-General and Principal Legal Counsel of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Netherlands, will give a series of guest lectures to students and faculty at Texas Law. As Deputy-Secretary General at the PCA, Mr. Daly has primary responsibility for the legal affairs of an intergovernmental organization with 112 member states devoted to the peaceful settlement of international disputes through arbitration. His responsibilities include advising lawyers and arbitrators participating in international arbitration under PCA auspices on a variety of matters relating to arbitral procedure and international dispute resolution generally.
On April 17 and 24, Mr. Daly will give two lectures to students in an International Commercial Arbitration course being taught by Adjunct Professors Rich Deutsch, Jim Loftis, and Tim Tyler. The focus of these lectures is on major topics in international arbitration: its contractual nature; the “who (court or arbitrator) decides” question; choice of law; arbitrator selection; the role of international treaties; and review and enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards. On April 24, Mr. Daly will also give a lecture to law school faculty. The title of that lecture is “Keeping Up with the Permanent Court of Arbitration.”