Jeffrey Dasteel


Professor of Law

Home Department: UCLA School of Law


Jeff Dasteel teaches International Commercial Arbitration at UCLA Law School.  Dasteel earned his J.D. cum laude from Loyola Law School in 1983, where he was Ninth Circuit editor for the Loyola Law Review.  Dasteel has been a mediator and arbitrator in domestic and international matters since 2009 and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  Dasteel retired as a litigation and international arbitration partner from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in 2008.  He serves as co-chair of the ADR Committee of the Litigation Section of the California State Bar, is a member of the Executive Committee of the North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, is the co-chair of the Southwest Arbitration Subcommittee for the United States Council for International Business, and was a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration.

Selected Research

I am currently working on an article entitled: Consumer Click Arbitration: a Review of Online Arbitration Agreements.  This article explains research our team did into on-line consumer arbitration agreements, including where such agreements appear on the retailer’s website, how the consumer can access the agreement, and in what manner the consumer manifests consent to arbitrate disputes.

I also was recently appointed by the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court to an international arbitration working group.  The working group was tasked with providing advice to the Court on representation in international commercial arbitration.
Selected Publications:
  1. International Commercial Arbitration for Law Students (2nd ed., 2014)
  2. Co-Author, “Crossing Borders: The Legislature Should Allow Parties In International Arbitrations In California To Choose Their Preferred Attorneys,” Los Angeles Lawyer (November 2013) (With Natalia De La Parra Ferreiro)
  3. “California Arbitration Act Update: CCP § 1281.2(c) After AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion,” California Business Law Practitioner, Vol. 28/Number 2 (Spring 2013)