International Trade Law
This course will examine the international trading system and focus primarily on the architecture and functioning of the World Trade Organization (WTO). It will explore the WTO's interaction with regional trade regimes, like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), as well as Bilateral Investment Treaties and analyze relevant U.S. constitutional and statutory provisions concerning international trade. We will consider the theoretical foundations of the international trade regime, its current institutional and legal design, and its political and social implications (e.g., environmental, representativeness or economic development). We will conclude by exploring the interaction of trade and the global economic system. Elements used in grading: Class participation, attendance, written assignments, final exam.