Associate Program Head., Legal Studies; Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice, Legal Studies
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA University of Southern California; MA & JD The George Washington University; LLM Queen Mary University of London
Research Areas: International legal ethics, particularly in the arena of arbitration
Susan Kaufmann Nash joins the faculty of New York University Abu Dhabi in the Fall of 2020. She currently acts as an arbitrator before the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, and she advises private clients in matters including business law, employment contracts and compliance with employment law, intellectual property protection, licensing and transfers, and real estate matters.
Nash was an Associate Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University, and an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University School of Law. She holds a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University School of Law where she earned the Order of the Coif and was the Editor-in-Chief of The George Washington Law Review. She holds a Masters of Arts in International Trade and Investment Policy from The George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs; a Postgraduate Diploma in UK, US & EU Copyright Law from King’s College London, University of London; and an LLM in International Dispute Resolution and Economic Law from Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, for which she wrote a dissertation on ethics in arbitration entitled, “A Small Step towards Self-regulation in International Arbitration: an International Arbitration Rule based on U.S. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 11.” She served as a law clerk for the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and she worked for two large U.S. law firms.
Nash is a member of the Bars of the State of New York and the District of Columbia, and she is admitted to practice before multiple federal courts throughout the United States. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the American University of Sharjah and on the Corporate Board of the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Prior to her legal career, Nash was a professional ballerina. She trained at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet and danced with the Los Angeles Ballet Company, the Pacific Northwest Ballet Company, and the Ft. Worth-Dallas Ballet Company. She also performed in The Phantom of the Opera in Basel, Switzerland.