Dr. Shaheeza Lalani holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in History and French Studies from Queen's University (Canada), a Master of Science in Public Policy and Public Administration from the London School of Economics, a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University (Canada), and a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Lausanne, where she won the Faculty Prize for her thesis. She is a barrister & solicitor, admitted to the Law Society of British Columbia and holds a British Columbia Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate.
Dr. Lalani has taught courses at the Universities of Fribourg, Bern, Lausanne and Paris and was the Founding Director of two other postgraduate programs in Switzerland. Previously Senior Legal Counsel with the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution and Legal Counsel to the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Dr. Lalani has worked as an Assistant Legal Officer with The Hague Conference on Private International Law and has authored and edited several publications on international law and arbitration.
Languages: English (mother tongue), French, German (C1), Gujarati (spoken).