Professor Trakman is former Dean and currently Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, 2002-2007. He was Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of California, Davis, 1999/2000; Professor of Law, Dalhousie Law School, 1975-1999; Visiting Professor, Wisconsin Law School, 1992/93; Visiting Professor of Law, University of Cape Town, 1990; Bora Laskin National Fellow in Human Rights, Canada, 1997/98; Killam Professor, Killam Foundation, 1986; Visiting Professor, Tulane Law School, 1983. Bolton Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University, 1982. Professor Trakman specializes, inter alia, in contracts, international commercial arbitration, trade and investment law.
He is an author of 8 books and over 100 articles in international recognised journals in his areas of specialty.