Professor Diane A. Desierto
Dr. Desierto specializes in international economic law, dispute resolution, and ASEAN Law, holding degrees from Yale Law School (JSD 2011, LLM 2009) and the University of the Philippines (LLB/JD equiv. cum laude 2004, BSc Economics summa cum laude 2000). At Yale, she was Howard M. Holtzmann Fellow in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution; Lillian Goldman Perpetual Scholar; Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law; 2010-2011 Yale Fellow of H.E. Judge Bruno Simma and H.E. Judge Bernardo Sepulveda-Amor at the International Court of Justice, the Hague, Netherlands; and was awarded the Ambrose Gherini Prize in International Law for her JSD dissertation (Necessity and National Emergency Clauses: Sovereignty in Modern Treaty Interpretation, International Litigation in Practice Series Vol. 3, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, January 2012). She is the 2011 Shearman & Sterling Scholar and Runner-Up Laureate, International Academy for Arbitration Law, Paris, France; 2008 Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany; and 2012 Grotius Fellow at the Center for Comparative and International Law, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Desierto teaches international human rights law, international humanitarian law, foreign investment and dispute resolution as part of the international faculty at the US JD program of PKUSTL, and is International Law Consultant to the Philippine Senate and the Asian Development Bank.