Wolfgang Alschner is an empirical legal scholar specialized in international economic law and the computational analysis of law. He holds the . His new book, , recently published with Oxford University Press (2022), explores how a new generation of international investment treaties has been rolled back in investment arbitration practice.
Professor Alschner is an Associate Professor at the Common Law Section with cross-appointment to the Faculty of Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is also a faculty member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa and heads the . Professor Alschner’s teaching materials on computational legal analysis are available on .
Among his other roles and affiliations, Professor Alschner acts as a co-editor of the , a member of the editorial board of the and a member of the Academic Council of the (ITA). He also co-founded the investment treaty analytics portal and the Electronic Database of Investment Treaties ().
Professor Alschner holds a PhD in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, a Master of Law from Stanford Law School, a Master in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute as well as an LLB from the University of London and a BA in International Relations from the University of Dresden, Germany.