Since 2009, Joshua Karton has been Assistant Professor in the Queen's University Faculty of Law in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
He holds a BA in International Relations from Yale (2001), a JD from Columbia (2005), and a PhD in International Law from Cambridge (2011). A member of the New York Bar, he practiced in litigation and arbitration in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP before commencing his doctoral studies. He has held visiting positions at the National Taiwan University and Wuhan University.
His research interests are in international dispute resolution (in particular international arbitration), international and comparative commercial law, conflict of laws, and sociology of law (especially law and globalization). His first book, The Culture of International Arbitration and the Evolution of Contract Law, was published in 2013 by Oxford University Press.
He has received prizes for his teaching and his research, including the ICLQ Young Scholar Award, the James Crawford Prize of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement, and the Queen's Law Student Society Teaching Prize. He is currently engaged in a multi-year research project studying how international arbitrators apply law, which is supported by a major grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In addition to international arbitration, he teaches contracts, commercial law, comparative private law, and conflict of laws. An enthusiastic supporter of mooting, he has coached teams from four different universities for the Vis Moot.