Victoria Shannon Sahani is the Associate Provost for Community and Inclusion at Boston University and a Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law. She previously served as Associate Dean of Faculty Development / Special Projects and Professor of Law at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. She began her teaching career and was promoted to Associate Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University School of Law.
Before joining BU Law, she served as Director of the Faculty Inclusion Research for System Transformation (FIRST) Initiative at Arizona State University, a university-wide initiative commissioned by the ASU president’s office examining the history of race and inclusion among faculty at the University. She also holds several leadership positions in the international arbitration community, including Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) Academic Council, Chair Emeritus of the Academic Subcommittee of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) Arbitration Committee, Member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Arbitration and ADR, and Member of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration. She is a co-author of the book Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration (2d ed. 2017) (with Lisa Bench Nieuwveld), as well as numerous book chapters, articles, essays, and blogs posts.
Before joining the legal academy, Dean Sahani served for five years as Deputy Director of Arbitration and ADR in North America for the ICC International Court of Arbitration, as well as Deputy Director of the Arbitration and ADR Committee of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB). Before joining the ICC and USCIB, she served as an associate attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in San Francisco, where she specialized in complex tax credit and municipal bond financing arrangements for affordable housing and community development real estate transactions, as well as matters involving American Indian tribes. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her law degree from Harvard Law School. She is an active member of the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.