Sandra Friedrich

Lecturer in Law
Assistant Dean, International Graduate Law Programs; Director, International Arbitration Institute

(305) 284-5691
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Sandra Friedrich is the Assistant Dean, International Graduate Law Programs and Director of the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Graduate Program and Miami Law's International Arbitration Institute and a Lecturer in Law. Previously, she practiced law at Latham & Watkins in New York, focusing on complex commercial and investment arbitration proceedings as well as related litigation.  In the past, Friedrich has taught courses on Drafting Complex Arbitration Clauses, Transnational Litigation and International Arbitration with a European Nexus, International Business Transactions, European Union Law and German Law at the University of Miami School of Law.  

Friedrich has co-authored several publications on international commercial and investment arbitration, including an article on Disclosure in International Arbitration Proceedings in the United States published in the American Review of International Arbitration, a book chapter on Witnesses, Subpoenas, Documents and the Relationship between the FAA and State Law published in Kluwer International Law’s International Commercial Arbitration in the United States, and an article on Investment Arbitration in East Asia and the Pacific published in the Journal of World Investment and Trade.  Friedrich is currently working on her doctorate thesis at the University of Cologne on the definition of investment under the ICSID Convention.

Friedrich is admitted to the New York State Bar, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  In 2005, she graduated from the Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) with a J.D. equivalent (maîtrise en droit) and obtained her LL.M. degree with a specialization in international economic law from the University of Cologne and the Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne).  In 2008, she obtained her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.

Area of Expertise
  • Comparative Law
  • International Arbitration
  • International Business and Trade Law


2008J.D. , University of Miami School of Law
2005LL.M International Economic Law specialization, University of Cologne/ Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne)
2005 Maîtrise en Droit (J.D. equivalent) , Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne)