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Patricia Shaughnessy

University of Stockholm School of Law

Stockholm , , SWE


Dr. Patricia Shaughnessy, (JD, LLM, SJD) is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and has been an active member of SCC committees responsible for drafting the revision of the SCC Rules in 2007 and 2010, including the new Emergency Arbitrator Rules.  She has also served as the Articles Editor of the Stockholm International Arbitration Review.  Patricia is also a member of the Board and the Chair of the Arbitration Section of the Stockholm Center for Commercial Law. She has acted as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes and as a consultant, she has led numerous projects and carried-out assignments related to commercial dispute resolution for organisations such as the World Bank, the European Commission, SIDA and USAID in a number of countries. 

She is the supervisor of the Master of International Commercial Arbitration Law Program at Stockholm University and also teaches and researches in related fields.  Prior to her academic career in Sweden, she spent ten years as a practicing attorney in a US law firm specialised in civil and commercial litigation, was an Adjunct Professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law, at the University of Hawaii, and a member of the Board of Continuing Education of the Hawaii Bar Association. 

After obtaining a LLM in International Comparative Law at Stockholm University, she subsequently completed her legal science doctoral studies with a dissertation comparing the attorney-client privilege in US, Swedish and EU law.  Following her doctoral studies, she served for one year as a US Supreme Court Judicial Fellow and worked with the Federal Judicial Center in Washington DC.  She has been appointed a Senior Fulbright Specialist and has taught and held lectures at a number of universities.   

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