Samuel Dahan

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
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Contact Information
Cornell Law School
305 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-5316
Fax: (607) 255-7193

Bonnie Jo Coughlin
Cornell Law School
213 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Professional Biography

Samuel Dahan joined the Faculty of Law at Queen's University as an Assistant Professor and Queen's National Scholar in 2018. He is the Director of the Conflict Analytics Lab, a LegalTech global consortium on the application of data analytics and AI to dispute resolution and negotiation. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell University, an affiliate faculty member of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and a member of the European Incubator of the Brussels Bar.

Dahan worked as a référendaire (legal secretary) at the Court of Justice of the European Union and as a legal adviser for the Comparative Law unit of the French Conseil d'Etat (French Administrative Supreme Court.) He was a rapporteur (case handler) in several high-profile antitrust and labor law cases before the Court, including one that resulted in a €500 million fine.

Dahan has served as consultant to the European Commission, European External Action Service, Alstom-Siemens, l'Oréal, Carrefour, and various European ministries. He also served as an advisor to the chief negotiator of the Financial Assistance Program in Latvia during the financial crisis of 2008.

Dahan holds a doctorate in law and economics from the University of Cambridge, where his research focused on regulatory responses to the euro crisis from an empirical data perspective. He has studied law and dispute resolution at Harvard Law School, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS-Ulm), the Sorbonne Law School, the European Academy of Legal Theory in Brussels and the University of Nice. Dahan competed at the national level in Taekwondo in France, earning silver, and has medaled in French and British kickboxing championships.