Dr. Alan Miles Ruben

Alan Ruben

Title: 1) Law Professor 2) Professor Emeritus
Company: 1) Fudan University 2) Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Location: Bratenahl, Ohio, United States

Dr. Alan Miles Ruben, Law Professor at Fudan University and Professor Emeritus at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in labor arbitration and corporate law.

With a career in law and education spanning nearly five decades, Dr. Ruben is honored for his work in preparing future generations of legal professionals and helping clients in their various cases. He began working in 1956 as a law clerk in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. In 1958, he became the Deputy to City Solicitor until 1961. In the following years, Dr. Ruben worked at a private practice, and then as Deputy Attorney General for the State of Pennsylvania and as a Special Counsel for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the National Stockpile. From 1965 to 1969, he served as an associate counsel at Aetna Life & Casualty Co. and followed this position up with a yearlong engagement as a corporate counsel at Lubrizol Corporate. In 1970, Dr. Ruben entered the academic sphere, becoming a professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. He would continue to teach at this institute for the remainder of his career. In addition, he became an advisory law professor at Fudan University in Shanghai in 1993, which he also continued until his retirement in 2003.

From an early age, Dr. Ruben knew he wanted to go into the field of law to help others. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, receiving an AB in 1953, a Master of Arts in 1956 and a JD also in 1956. He was admitted to the State Bar of Pennsylvania in 1957 and the State Bar of Ohio in 1972. In recognition of the notable work in his career, Dr. Ruben was elected to the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Hall of Fame in 2018. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Fudan University from 1993 to 1994 and has been the Prize Winner of the Harrison Tweed Bowl of the National Moot Court Competition and with the American Law Institute. Furthermore, Dr. Ruben won an International Debate Championship through the International Institute of Education and was a Guggenheim Scholar. In his career, he has been editor-in-chief of several publications, including the sixth edition ofHow Arbitration Works. He has authored, co-authored and contributed to numerous legal documents, articles and journals.

Supplementing this work, Dr. Ruben maintained affiliation with a variety of organizations that aided in his professional development. These include the Cleveland Metro Bar association, the American Association of University Professors, the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Association, the International Industrial Relations Research Association, the International Bar Association and a variety of other organizations. On a civic level, Dr. Ruben was a trustee of the Verb Ballet, the Cleveland-San Jose Ballet and the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. He has long been involved with the U.S. Olympics and even served as the president of the U.S. Fencing Association from 1968 to 1973.

For more information, please visit:

Lifetime Achievement


Cleveland State University

Elkouri and Elkouri: How Arbitration Works / Edition 6

1972 United States Olympic Book

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