Kish Parella Assistant Professor of Law

Kish Parella

Sydney Lewis Hall 465

Kish Parella teaches International Business Transactions, Transnational Law, and Corporate Social Responsibility. Her research concerns issues at the intersection of law and global business with a particular focus on the private regulation of international production. Her current research explores the public governance functions performed by the transnational business sector.

Before joining the faculty of Washington and Lee, Professor Parella was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Villanova University School of Law where she taught contracts and international arbitration. Prior to entering the legal academy, Professor Parella practiced international litigation and arbitration in the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP where her clients were multinational and sovereign entities engaged in complex disputes before U.S. courts and international tribunals. Professor Parella graduated from Duke Law School, where she served as an articles editor of Duke Law Journal. She specialized in international law with a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, England and a LL.M. in International & Comparative Law from Duke Law School. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.


B.A., University of Western Ontario, Canada; M.Phil, University of Cambridge, England; J.D., LL.M. Duke Law School