Dr. Mona Pinchis-Paulsen is a Canadian lawyer (qualified in 2007) and holds a Ph.D. in International Economic Law from The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, and an LL.M. in International Law from The George Washington University Law School. Most recently, Dr Pinchis-Paulsen was a Senior Fellow for the California International Law Center, where she convened several “Globalization & California” seminars. She has been a visiting lecturer at the UC Davis School of Law and King’s College London. Dr Pinchis-Paulsen was also a visiting researcher at Stanford Law School. She has worked on several international disputes, including international trade disputes and treaty arbitration claims and annulments. She is currently Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement.
Dr. Pinchis-Paulsen’s primary area of research is in international economic law, with an emphasis on the history of trade and investment law, treaty negotiation, and international dispute settlement. She is also interested in projects that evaluate how pre-existing international legal architectures address new issues, particularly women’s roles in the global economy. She currently seeks to use in-depth archival research to develop legal analyses targeting the passionate debates about the modernization of international investment treaties. Her research also contributes to the widely-observed ‘historical turn’ in international legal research.
Dr. Pinchis-Paulsen has been chosen to present her research in several renowned international law conferences, has published in a leading, peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of World Investment & Trade, and has contributed a book chapter on international law and historical methodology, International Investment Law and History (Edward Elgar 2018).