Professor Bjorklund, who was a Visiting Professor at the Faculty in 2012-2013, joined the Faculty in July 2013 as Full Professor and holder of the L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law. In September 2014, she was named Scholar in Residence by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
A renowned expert in international arbitration and litigation, international trade and international investment, she was previously a professor at the University of California (Davis) School of Law and a Bigelow Fellow at the Chicago Law School.
Prior to entering academia, Professor Bjorklund worked on the NAFTA arbitration team in the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Legal Adviser and worked for Commissioner Thelma J. Askey on the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Professor Bjorklund holds a J.D. (Yale’ 94), as well as an M.A. in French studies (New York U., ’88) and a B.A. in History and French (U. Nebraska ’86). She is a member of the American Law Institute and is very active in the American Society of International Law. Her extensive list of publications includes the co-authored Investment Disputes Under NAFTA.