Hiro Aragaki

Prof. Hiro Aragaki

Associate Professor of Law, Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Hiro Aragaki joined the Loyola faculty in 2011.  His scholarly interests cluster around the intersection of contract and procedure.  He has written extensively on federal arbitration law and on interest-based dispute resolution in the public sphere.  His work has appeared in theUniversity of Pennsylvania Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal Online, among others. His most recent work, Equal Opportunity for Arbitration, was selected for presentation in the Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution category at the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum.  In 2011, he traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh, to train judges and lawyers in mediation and to provide advice on the design of an effective court-connected ADR program.

Before coming to Loyola, Professor Aragaki was an Assistant Professor of Law & Ethics at Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration in New York, where he taught courses on business law.   Prior to that, he practiced law with international law firms, served as an arbitrator and mediator, and clerked for the Hon. Fern M. Smith, U.S. District Court (N.D. Cal.).

Professor Aragaki graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School, where he was an associate editor of the Stanford Law Review.  He received a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale College and an M.Phil. in Social and Political Theory from Cambridge University, where he held a Benefactor’s Scholarship at St. John’s College.

  • BA, in Philosophy  magna cum laude, Yale University
  • M.Phil. in Social & Political Theory, University of Cambridge
  • JD with distinction, Stanford Law School


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