Media Advisory: UCI Law presents Chancellor’s Chair Investiture and Lecture honoring Prof. Gregory Shaffer


WHAT: UCI Law Professor Gregory Shaffer will present his Chancellor’s Chair Lecture on “The Problem with Trade Agreements and Why We Need Them.” Chancellor’s Chairs are endowed positions awarded to a very small number of UC Irvine professors across the campus who demonstrate exceptional academic merit.

WHEN: Monday, April 6, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

WHERE: UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1131 (map and directions)

WHO: Prof. Shaffer is a leading authority on international trade law and law and globalization. He directs the Center on Globalization, Law, and Society and serves as Vice President of the American Society of International Law. His publications include six books and more than 80 articles and book chapters on international trade law, global governance, and globalization’s impact on domestic regulation. Prof. Shaffer’s work is cross-disciplinary, addressing such topics as public-private networks in international trade litigation; comparative institutional approaches to trade-social policy conflicts; and national regulation in global context. His new book with Terence Halliday, Transnational Legal Orders (Cambridge University Press 2015), provides a transformative theory and approach to global law and has been described as “spectacular,” a “landmark” and “path-breaking” in a series of advance reviews by leading scholars across disciplines.

MEDIA CONTACT: Media planning to attend the event should contact Colleen Taricani, UCI Law Assistant Dean for Communications, at (949) 824-3063 or

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