Arthur “Art” Gemmell LL.M. ’05 passed away on April 28, 2021. Art served as an International Law Scholar at Santa Clara University School of Law’s Center for Global Law and Policy and taught Public and Private International Law, as well as International Commercial Dispute Resolution.
Art grew up in New York and after graduating from Hunter College, he entered the business world. He worked for companies such as Fujitsu America, Warner Communications, and PepsiCo. After his retirement, he earned a J.D. in 2004 from Lincoln Law School of San Jose, graduating as class valedictorian. In 2005, he earned an LL.M. from Santa Clara University and in 2007, he earned a Doctor of Comparative and International Law from Golden Gate University of Law. He studied law at Oxford, Strasbourg, France, Geneva, at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and in Beijing and Shanghai, China. He also received a Practice Diploma in International Arbitration from the College of England and Wales; received a Fulbright nomination, and was also named a Fellow in the Chartered Institute of Arbitration. He published a book on Chinese arbitration and had a number of articles dealing with comparative law matters appear in leading legal publications and Law Review. He delivered speeches on International Affairs at Berkeley Business Club, University of San Francisco, Harvard Business Club, and the Commonwealth Club, among others. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons Keith, Kenneth (Darlene), and Kevin (Rebecca); and four grandsons.