Louise Ellen Teitz is Professor of Law at Roger Williams University School of Law. Professor Teitz specializes in civil procedure, international litigation and dispute resolution, conflicts of law, comparative procedure, and professional responsibility. She is a graduate of Yale College and Southern Methodist University School of Law. After law school, she clerked for Judge John R. Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and practiced law for several years with law firms in Dallas, Texas, and Washington, D.C. In addition to prior teaching experience at several prestigious U.S. law schools (University of Illinois College of Law, Washington & Lee University School of Law, Rutgers University School of Law-Camden), she has been on the faculties of the University of Konstanz in Germany and the University of Bern in Switzerland.
Professor Teitz has also been a Visiting Scholar at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), in Vienna and at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome and lectures frequently abroad. Professor Teitz is the author of two books and numerous articles on these subjects (e.g., Transnational Litigation: A Guide to Litigating Here and Abroad (Michie, 1966 & Supp. 1999)). Professor Teitz is active in the ABA, has chaired several committees and served on the Council of the ABA Section of International Law, and was a member of the ABA Task Force on Electronic Commerce and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
She has been a member since 2001 of the United States Delegation to the Hague Conference on Private International Law for the Jurisdiction and Judgments Convention (ABA delegate). She is a member of the American Law Institute, the International Association of Procedural Law, and is a U.S. representative on the International Law Association International Commercial Arbitration Committee.