Paola Cecchi Dimeglio is a Permanent Associated Scholar at both UC Hastings and the Gould Center at Stanford Law School, and currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University (PON).
Professor Cecchi Dimeglio studies the role of lawyers and the evolution of the legal profession in the 21-century. She specializes in international strategic alliances, using quantitative and qualitative research methods. Currently, Professor Cecchi Dimeglio is working on various research projects such as the role of lawyers in emerging economies, and the effects of gender and culture on the decision-making, negotiation and conflict management processes in international partnerships in Asia.
She is also involved as co-organizer and trainer in the Water Diplomacy Workshop initiated by the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program and Tufts University. In parallel with her academic career, she is working with the Hon. Daniel Weinstein and the Weinstein Group on complex mediations with aggregate values of multimillion dollars (including securities class actions, contract, environmental, professional malpractice, and venture capital partnership disputes) and consults for various firms on investment transactions and international strategic development.
In 2011, she received the Weinstein Fellowship from the JAMS Foundation for her accomplishment in the field of ADR. Professor Cecchi Dimeglio is Co-chair of the ABA IC committee on the Future of ADR and has been nominated Expert-Coordinator for several EU and UN funded projects on Lawyer, ADR, Gender.
Before joining PON, she was the Research Director of Comparative Law at the Hague University and practiced law in Paris for Landwell LLP (PWC correspondent) and for Baker&McKenzie focusing on international contracts in Asia. Professor Cecchi Dimeglio has written in English, French and German. She has published several articles and books on topics related to International Strategic Alliances, Contract, Negotiation and ADR. She has developed and taught several courses on European contracts, Comparative law, International Contracts, Intellectual property, law and Gender and ADR.
She earned a JD, LL.M., and a Magistére-DJCE degree in Common and Civil Law and a Ph.D. in Social Sciences (Summa Cum Laude) while studying at universities in France, Belgium, and the U.S.A.
French-Italian by birth and Dutch by love, Professor Paola Cecchi Dimeglio in her free time enjoys running, doing yoga and cooking for her husband and friends. She loves to travel with her husband and read books about philosophy.
Expertise: International Contracts, Legal Profession, Gender & Culture, ADR, Decision Making Processes, Governance Systems, Comparative Law, Corporate Social Responsibility, International Franchising