ILR’s LeClercq appointed to EU list of expert arbitrators

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Deisrée LeClercq, the Proskauer Employment and Labor Law Assistant Professor at ILR, has been named by the European Commission to a pool of individuals eligible for appointment as arbitrators of trade disputes.

“It is an honor to be selected as a potential chairperson to a dispute arising under the EU’s Trade and Sustainable Development chapters,” LeClercq said. “Those disputes are bound to present novel questions surrounding intent, sovereignty and fundamental labor rights. At the ILR School, I teach my students about these complexities and work with them to conceptualize a fair, equitable  and sustainable path forward. I look forward to applying those lessons should I be selected.”

The pool is the result of a new selection mechanism, which addresses demands from stakeholders and the European Parliament for a more transparent, independent and inclusive process. Eligible candidates come from diverse backgrounds and include legal practitioners and academics from the European Union and across the world.

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