Stratos Pahis

Stratos Pahis

Assistant Professor of Law

Stratos Pahis specializes in international economic law and the laws of cross-border business. His research encompasses international trade, international investment, sovereign debt, and international arbitration. His work has been published in the American Journal of International Law, the Yale Law Journal, and the Yale Journal of International Law, among others. His article, BITs and Bonds: The International Law and Economics of Sovereign Debt, won the 2022 Francis Deák Prize, which is awarded annually by the American Journal of International Law to honor a younger author who makes "a meritorious contribution to international legal scholarship."

Pahis joined Wake Forest Law in 2021 and teaches international trade and contracts. Prior to joining Wake Forest, he taught at NYU School of Law and Penn Law. He has also taught internationally as a Visiting Professor at the Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, and was a visiting researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. Before entering academia, he was counsel in the New York office of WilmerHale, where he represented clients in international commercial and investor-state disputes.

Pahis received his J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.A. in international development from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and an A.B., summa cum laude, in economics from Dartmouth College.
Read more »


  • JD, Yale Law School, 2009
  • MA in International Development, La Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2005
  • AB in Economics, summa cum laude, Dartmouth College, 2004



Book Chapters

  • United States, in THE INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION REVIEW 515-537 (James Carter 2018).
  • United States, in THE INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION REVIEW (James Carter).


Stratos Pahis
Contact Information

Worrell 3338