Associate Professor, Queen’s University, Canada
D r. Joshua Karton is an Associate Professor in the Law Faculty of Queen’s University in Canada. He teaches and writes about international arbitration, comparative and international contract law, uniform law, globalization and law, and sociological analysis of law. Professor Karton holds a BA in International Relations and Humanities from Yale (2001), a JD from Columbia Law School (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. In the 2015-2016 academic year, he is serving as visiting professor at the National Taiwan University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In addition to his native English, he speaks French and Mandarin Chinese.
Professor Karton has published widely in his fields of scholarly interest. His first book, The Culture of International Arbitration and the Evolution of Contract Law, was issued in 2013 by Oxford University Press. He has received several awards for his teaching and research, including the International and Comparative Law Quarterly Young Scholar Award, the James Crawford Prize of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement, and the Queen’s Law Student Society Excellence in Teaching Prize. He is currently engaged in a multi-year research project studying how international arbitrators apply substantive law, which is supported by a major grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.