B.A., with distinction, University of California, Los Angeles, 1975
J.D., Loyola Marymount School of Law, 1979
LL.M., University Exeter, Exeter, England, 1982
PhD (Law), London School of Economics and Political Science, 1999
A specialist in private international law, Professor Coe's training includes advanced studies in Europe. He received his LL.M. at Exeter, where he was a Rotary International Graduate Fellow, the Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law, and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He has been a clerk to the Honorable Richard C. Allison at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, the Hague and now consults with governments and multinational corporations in relation to commercial and direct investment disputes under the NAFTA and Bilateral Investment Treaties. Professor Coe is a regular speaker in Europe, Latin America, and Asia before learned and professional societies, has helped organize numerous conferences and programs related to international dispute resolution, and has taught courses in international programs for Notre Dame and University of San Diego Law Schools, among others. In addition to numerous articles on arbitration, private international law, and related topics, he has authored the books Protecting Against the Expropriation Risk in Investing Abroad (co-authored with R.C. Allison) (1993), International Commercial Arbitration-American Principles and Practice in a Global Context (1997), and NAFTA Chapter 11 Reports (ed., with Brower and Dodge) (2006).
Professor Coe is an elected member of the American Law Institute, admitted to practice in California and Washington, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. He is co-chair of the International Commercial Dispute Resolution Committee of the ABA International Law Section, and chairs the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. Professor Coe has argued international arbitral claims under NAFTA, and served as an expert in investor-state arbitrations. Coe is also an arbitrator listed on the panel of the International Centre for Dispute resolution (AAA).
Professor Coe teaches Commercial and International Dispute Resolution, Corporations, Commercial Law-Sales, International Business Transactions, International Commercial Arbitration, International Investment Disputes, International Litigation, and International Public Law.