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Chair Professor, University of Leicester

Pablo Cortés has a chair in Civil Justice at Leicester where he teaches and conducts research in the field of dispute resolution, civil procedure and consumer law. He has been invited to speak in many international conferences and expert meetings, including by the UN Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL GW III), the European Commission (DG SANCO and DG JUSTICE) and the European Parliament (IMCO and JURI). He is a fellow of the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolutions (University of Massachusetts) and in 2012 he was a Gould Research Fellow at Stanford University. He is also a member of the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Taskforce of the International Mediation Institute and of the ODR Advisory Group of the Civil Justice Council. In the 2014 REF he was selected as one of the Impact Case Studies for the School based on his role assisting the European Commission in the drafting of the ADR Directive and the ODR Regulation.


  • 2016–present
    Chair professor, University of Leicester


  • 2008 
    University College Cork, Phd/Law