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Simpson, Katherine M.

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Winter 2019

441 Hutchins Hall
734.764.5977
E-mail kmsimpso@umich.edu

Before joining the Law School in 2016, Katherine Simpson was a visiting professor at the University of Bucharest. There, she designed and taught comparative and cross-cultural courses on international dispute resolution and on evidence and document production in international arbitration. Professor Simpson taught legal research, analysis, writing, and advocacy at the University of Cologne. In addition to teaching, Professor Simpson is an independent dispute resolution professional whose work focuses on international arbitration. She holds AB and MA degrees in political science from Ohio University, a master's in European studies from the University of Bonn, a JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and her LLM and doctor of juridical sciences (Dr. iur.) degrees from the University of Cologne. She is fluent in German.


Recent Publications


"Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit in den USA – Recht und Praxis." In US-Rechtspraxis, edited by Kirk W. Junker, 145-73. De Gruyter Praxishandbuch. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017.

"Besonderheiten des US-Einwanderungsrechts – Ein Blick von Innen." In US-Rechtspraxis, edited by Kirk W. Junker, 392-416. De Gruyter Praxishandbuch. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017.

Financial Inclusion & Consumer Empowerment: US and EU Legislation & International Soft Law. Frankfurt am Main: Frankfurt School Verlag, 2015.

"UNCITRAL arbitral tribunal, in unpublicized ruling, ifnds that Chinese BIT extends to Macao under 'moving treaty frontiers' rule." IA Rep. (July 21, 2014).
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"Arbitrators say China BIT allows them to determine if expropriation occurred, but MFN can't be used to broaden jurisdiction further." Luke Eric Peterson, co-author. IA Rep. (July 21, 2014).
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"Annulment is not an appeal: ICSID ad hoc committee dismisss Paraguay's application to annul SGS v. Paraguay award." IA Rep. (June 13, 2014).
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"Arbitrators see no deliberate 'closing of eyes' by investors with respect to conduct by its local business partner (Minnotte & Lewis v. Poland)." Luke Eric Peterson, co-author. IA Rep. (June 6, 2014).
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"Tribunal rules that Australia BIT does not express advance consent to arbitration; a dozen other Australian treaties are worded similarly." Luke Eric Peterson, co-author. IA Rep. (February 27, 2014).
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"Recourse to negotiating papers leads arbitrators to conclude that Indonesia intended to offer advance consent to arbitrate in its BIT with the UK." IA Rep. (February 27, 2014).
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"UNCITRAL tribunal makes 'abuse of process' finding in face of belated move to take on foreign ownership in order to press claims against state." Luke Eric Peterson, co-author. IA Rep. (February 25, 2014).
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"In now-available UNCITRAL award, tribunal chaired by Brigitte Stern says that MFN clause cannot be used to broaden jurisdiction of Germany-Bulgaria treaty." Luke Eric Peterson, co-author. IA Rep. (February 25, 2014).
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"Bulgaria obtains enforcement of costs award; court dismisses investor's belated allegation of arbitrator bias due to issue-conflict." Luke Eric Peterson, co-author. IA Rep. (February 14, 2014).
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"A Tale of Two Arbitration Courses - The Barbarians Live on the Other Side of the Rhine: My Experience with Two Arbitration Courses." (2011).
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