Samuel Dahan is a National Scholar and Assistant Professor of Law and at Queen’s University, as well as a lawyer and mediator. He is cross-appointed to both the Smith School of Business and Cornell University Law School, and is an affiliate faculty member of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
Dahan is the founder and Director of the Conflict Analytics Lab, a global consortium (Queen’s-McGill-Columbia-HEC) concerned with the application of data science and Artificial Intelligence to dispute resolution and law. He is also the founder and developer of MyOpenCourt, a platform that improves access to justice through predictive dispute resolution research.
Samuel Dahan was a référendaire (legal secretary) at the Court of Justice of the European Union and clerked for the Conseil d’Etat (French Administrative Supreme Court). During the financial crisis of 2008-2009, he served as an advisor to the EU’s chief negotiator for the financial assistance program in Latvia. He also worked as an associate for White & Case and Essec-Irene, leading firms specializing in dispute resolution (2010-2014).
Dahan holds a doctorate in law from the University of Cambridge and studied law and dispute resolution at Harvard Law School; the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS-Ulm); the Sorbonne Law School; Leuven University in Belgium; and the University of Nice. He was a bronze medalist at the French and UK championships in kickboxing and Taekwondo.
Areas of Expertise and Research
• Dispute Resolution (Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration)
• Law and Technology (AI, machine learning applied to law)
• Labour Law and employment law (EU and Canada)
• European Union Law (Competition and and Labour)