Curriculum Guide · Courses
Professor Alvaro Santos
J.D. Course 244 (cross-listed) | 3 credit hours
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), 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. We will also address the debates on globalization and free trade concerning how the WTO can help improve (or not) economic development in poor countries.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and International Trade and the WTO or International Trade Law; or the graduate course, International Trade Law and Regulation.