Professor of Comparative and International Law.
Dr. S.I. Strong works in the area of international dispute resolution and comparative law, with a particular emphasis on international commercial arbitration and large-scale (class and collective) suits. She began her teaching career at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford before moving to the University of Missouri in the U.S., where she was the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law, and subsequently joining the University of Sydney. Dr. Strong is an experienced practitioner, having acted as Counsel at Baker & McKenzie after working as a dual-qualified (U.S.-England) lawyer/solicitor in the New York and London offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
Dr. Strong has published numerous books and articles in Europe, Asia and the Americas, including Research and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration: Sources and Strategies (2009), Class Arbitration and Collective Arbitration: Mass Claims in the National and International Sphere (2013), and Legal Reasoning Across Commercial Disputes: Comparing Judicial and Arbitral Analyses (forthcoming 2021), all from Oxford University Press. Her scholarly work has been cited as authority to the U.S. Supreme Court and in ICSID awards.
Dr. Strong, who holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Cambridge, a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, a J.D. from Duke University, an M.P.W. from the University of Southern California and a B.A. from the University of California, currently sits as an arbitrator on a variety of commercial matters.