Professor Trakman is the Immediate Past Dean and Professor, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, 2002-2006 (five years); Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of California, Davis, 1999/2000. Professor of Law, Dalhousie Law School, 1975-1999; Visiting Professor, Wisconsin Law School, 1992/93; Visiting Professor of Law, University of Cape Town, 1990; Bora Laskin National Fellow in Human Rights, Canada, 1997/98; Killam Professor, Killam Foundation, 1986; Visiting Professor, Tulane Law School, 1983. Bolton Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University, 1982.
Professor Trakman specializes, inter alia, in dispute resolution, commercial arbitration and constitutional jurisprudence. He is author and editor of 7 books and has written over 100 articles and papers on arbitration, trade, investment and contract law.
Professor Trakman has been an arbitrator and mediator since 1975. He received B Comm and LLB degrees at the University of Cape Town and an LLM and Doctorate in the Science of Law from Harvard. His areas of research, teaching and practice, include contracts, commercial law and international commercial arbitration.
Professor Trakman has taught at a variety of Canadian and U.S. law schools and is widely published in common law jurisdictions in his area of specialization and in legal education.