Dr. Thomas Schultz

  • Senior Lecturer (Maître d’enseignement et de recherche), Geneva University;
  • SNF Ambizione Fellow, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies


Thomas Schultz, born in 1976, is a Senior Lecturer (Maître d'enseignement et de recherche) at Geneva University and a Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione Fellow at the Graduate Institute. His recent scholarship in the field of dispute settlement concentrates on what legal theory might teach international arbitration and vice versa. A happy writer, having authored and co-authored three books by the age of 30, he now works on his fourth book, entitled "Transnational Legality: Philosophical Reflections on International Arbitration", which will be published by Oxford University Press. Thomas is also the leading founder, with Tom Grant at Cambridge University and Andrew Mitchell at Melbourne Law School, of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement published by Oxford University Press, for which he serves as Editorial Director. He previously did a postdoc at Cambridge University and was an external expert for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. He earned a summa cum laude Ph.D. in law, for a dissertation on e-commerce and private international law, from Geneva University and received an LL.M. from the European Academy of Legal Theory in Brussels, which he obtained, reversing the normal order of things, before graduating from Geneva University Law School with a law degree.

Key works:

  • Information Technology and Arbitration – A Practitioner’s Guide, Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2006, 241 pages.
  • Réguler le commerce électronique par la résolution des litiges en ligne, Brussels: Bruylant, 2005, 692 pages.
  • Online Dispute Resolution: Challenges for Contemporary Justice, with G. Kaufmann-Kohler, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2004, 384 pages.