International Trade & Investment Law: Comparisons, Empirical Studies, New Technologies, Public Policy

Friday, March 20, 2015
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
UC Irvine School of Law, LAW 3500

This workshop explores topics in international investment and trade law. It includes (i) a paper comparing these two legal fields in terms of their legal rationalities and their relation to other legal fields (such as administrative law and property law); (ii) an empirical paper on the history of international investment agreements that shows convergence toward an American model; (iii) an empirical paper on the trend toward non-transparent, out-of-court settlements of investor arbitrations, and the public implications of this trend; (iv) a paper assessing the role of law in the Brazilian approach in South-South trade and investment relations, which relations are becoming increasingly important in the global economy; (v) a paper assessing the implications of new technologies and information flows for the future of trade; and (vi) a paper on the legality of trade measures to end illegal fishing in light of the decline of global fisheries.

Hosted by the Center on Globalization, Law and Society, an umbrella center for the study of international, transnational and comparative law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.


  • Michael Fakhri, Oregon Law
  • Wolfgang Alschner, Graduate Institute Geneva, Visiting at Stanford Law
  • Sergio Puig, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
  • Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin, FGV Sao Paulo, Brazil, Visiting at UCI Law
  • Anupam Chander, UC Davis School of Law
  • Anastasia Telesetsky, University of Idaho College of Law