Certificate Summer Program
WTO and U.S. Trade Law and Policy

13-17 July, 2020 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 10, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 emergency and to safeguard the health and well-being of our communities, this program will be offered online.

Students will attend live classes with expert faculty via Zoom. These online classrooms allow for face-to-face collaboration with classmates and faculty in real time using a variety of features including small group break-out rooms and live chats. In addition, you will complete self-paced, engaging coursework that you can access 24/7 on our convenient online platform.

Additionally this year, AU-WCL is offering a 10% discount in all summer courses.

About the Program

This one-week online program exposes participants to practical skills and critical insights into the current aspects of international trade law and policy, including the impacts of the COVID-19 on supply chains and global trade. The course is taught by globally renowned trade experts.

The course is designed for private and public sector professionals, as well as higher-education students.

The curriculum was carefully designed with the idea of providing participants a comprehensive understanding of how WTO and US Trade Law works. 

For more information please email internationalTrade@wcl.american.edu

2020 Program Faculty

Padideh Ala'i
 

Padideh Ala'i

Padideh Ala’i is a Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law and Director of the prestigious Trade, Investment and Development Program. She specializes in international economic law, law of the World Trade Organization, and comparative law. Padideh is additionally a Director of the WTO and U.S. Trade Law Summer Program.

Renata Vargas
Renata Vargas Amaral

Renata Vargas Amaral

Renata Amaral is an experienced international trade lawyer from Brazil, and the Founder of Women Inside Trade. She is also a visiting International Trade Scholar at American University Washington College of Law, and a Director of the WTO and U.S. Trade Law Summer Program.

Roberto Alvarez
Roberto Alvarez

Roberto Alvarez

Roberto Alvarez is the Executive Director of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, a global network of organizations devoted to accelerating global competitiveness and prosperity. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Global Policy Institute of Queen Mary University in London.

Welber Barral
Welber Barral

Welber Barral

Welber Barral has served as the Brazilian Secretary of International Trade, judge at the Mercosur Mercosur Revision Court, and panelist at the World Trade Organization. He is currently a board member at BMJ Consulting in Brazil, Director of International Trade at FIESP, and an advisor to the American Chamber Brazil.

Rambod Behboodi
Rambod Behboodi

Rambod Behboodi

Rambod Behboodi is a Partner in the international trade practice at King & Spalding. He has extensive experience as a trade litigator advising on and arguing NAFTA and WTO cases. Before joining King & Spalding, Behboodi was Counsellor at the Rules Division of the World Trade Organization.

Aluisio de-Lima Campos
Aluisio de-Lima Campos

Aluisio de-Lima Campos

Aluisio de-Lima Campos is Chairman of the ABCI Institute and an Adjunct Professor, Distinguished Trade Policy Analyst, and Scholar in Residence at American University. Previously, he served as Economic Advisor to the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, D.C.

Stacy Ettinger
Stacy Ettinger

Stacy Ettinger

Stacy Ettinger is a partner at K&L Gates where she focuses her practice on international trade, investment, and regulatory matters. She joined K&L Gates after serving over nine years as Senior Legal and Policy Advisor to Senate Democratic Leader, Charles Schumer, and as Associate Chief Counsel for Import Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Jennifer Hillman
Jennifer Hillman

Jennifer Hillman

Jennifer Hillman is a Senior Fellow for Trade and International Political Economy at the Council on Foreign Relations. She specializes in U.S. trade policy, the law and politics of the WTO, international organizations, and Brexit.

Gary Horlick
Gary Horlick

Gary Horlick

Gary Horlick provides legal counsel and representation in international trade, investment and dispute resolution. He has gained experience in senior positions in Congress and the Executive Branch, including as Trade Counsel for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and Head of Import Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Michael Jacobson
Michael Jacobson

Michael Jacobson

Michael Jacobson is a Senior Associate in the International Trade and Investment and International Arbitration practices of Hogan Lovells, where he represents clients on a broad range of matters relating to international dispute settlement, trade, and investment. He is also an Adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law.

Suzanne Kane
Suzanne Kane

Suzanne Kane

Suzanne Kane is a Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where she counsels clients on U.S. laws and policies affecting international trade and business, including customs and import controls. She previously served over six years as a senior attorney-advisor at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Jesse Kreier
Jesse Kreier

Jesse Kreier

Jesse Kreier is Former Counsellor and Chief Legal Officer of the WTO Rules Division, where he left after 26 years of service in 2018. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law.

Desirée LeClercq
Desiree LeClercq

Desiree LeClercq

Desiree LeClercq teaches international labor law at the Cornell School of Industrial Labor Relations. Prior to joining Cornell, she spent four years as the Director for Labor Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and nearly a decade as Legal Officer to the International Labor Organization. Desirée additionally served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law.

John Magnus
John Magnus

John Magnus

John Magnus is President of TradeWins LLC, a trade law and policy consultancy. He serves as external counsel to firms and industry coalitions and represents clients on a broad array of international trade issues. He is also an Adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law.

Martin Molinuevo
Martin Molinuevo

Martin Molinuevo

Martin Molinuevo is an expert in international economic law with a specialty in trade. He is currently a Senior Trade Policy Specialist at the World Bank, where he assists governments of developing countries on policy and trade and investment regulations. He is also an Adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law.

Nithya
 

Nithya Nagarajan

Nithya Nagarajan is a Partner at Husch Blackwell, where she focuses on trade-remedy strategy and antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings. Her experiences working at the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, and the U.S. Court of International Trade give her valuable perspective as she advises clients on U.S. trade and trade remedies.

Matthew Nicely
Matthew Nicely

Matthew Nicely

Matthew Nicely is a partner in Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s International Trade practice group. His practice covers the U.S. regulatory regime and includes advising clients on opportunities and risks presented by international obligations. He is additionally an Adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law, and coach to the school’s WTO moot court team.

Jennifer Poole
Jennifer Poole

Jennifer Poole

Jennifer Poole is an Associate Professor at American University’s School of International Service, where she researches and teaches on issues relating to international trade, labor, and development economics. She recently served as Senior International Economist on President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and as a visiting scholar at the World Bank.

Ricardo Ramirez
Ricardo Ramirez

Ricardo Ramirez

Ricardo Ramirez is the founding partner of RRH Consultores S.C., which provides legal advice in international trade law. He has broad experience in the field including arbitrating cases under trade agreements and investment arbitration tribunals and serving as an appointed Member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization. Ricardo graduated from the International Legal Studies Program at American University Washington College of Law in 1994.

Jan Yves Remy
Jan Yves Remy

Jan Yves Remy

Dr. Jan Yves Remy is the Deputy Director of the Shridath Ramphal Centre and an experienced international trade lawyer who has advised governments and private stakeholders on international trade matters, with a focus on WTO dispute settlement.

Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin
Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin

Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin

Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin is an Assistant Professor at FGV São Paulo School of Law (Brazil) in the Law and Development program. She is the coordinator of the FGV/SP Center of Global Law and Development, co-coordinator of the WTO Chair in Brazil, and a founding member of the Society for International Economic Law.

Amelia Santos-Paulino
Amelia Santos-Paulino

Amelia Santos-Paulino

Amelia Santos-Paulino, PhD, is Senior Economist and the Chief of Investment Research in the Division on Investment and Enterprise at UNCTAD, the United Nations body on trade and development. She is also the Deputy Editor of the Transnational Corporations Journal.

Jeff Schott
Jeff Schott

Jeff Schott

Jeff Schott is a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics where he works on international trade policy and economic sanctions. Prior to his role at the Peterson Institute, he was a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an official with the U.S. Treasury Department in international trade and energy policy.

Hal Shapiro
Hal Shapiro

Hal Shapiro

Hal Shapiro is a Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and former Head to the firm’s International Trade Practice Group. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. Previously, Hal gained experience in leadership roles at the National Economic Council and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Andrew Shoyer
Andrew Shoyer

Andrew Shoyer

Andrew Shoyer co-leads Sidley Austin’s Global Arbitration, Trade and Advocacy practice. Drawing on his seven years of experience at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the World Trade Organization, Andy focuses on the implementation and enforcement of international trade and investment agreements.

Eric Solovy
Eric Solovy

Eric Solovy

Eric Solovy is a Partner at Sidley Austin where he counsels companies, trade associations, and governments on international trade matters and related legal disputes. His work focuses on the implementation and enforcement of international trade and investment agreements. Eric is additionally an Adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law.

Debra Steger
Debra Steger

Debra Steger

Debra Steger was the first director of the Appellate Body Secretariat of the WTO. During the Uruguay Round, she was Canada’s principal legal counsel and senior negotiator on dispute settlement and the establishment of the WTO. Currently, she is professor emerita at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, and a Senior Fellow at CIGI and the C.D. Howe Institute.

Peter Van den Bossche
Peter Van den Bossche

Peter Van den Bossche

Peter Van den Bossche is Director of Studies of the World Trade Institute, Professor of International Economic Law at the University of Bern, Switzerland, and President of the Society of International Economic Law. Previously, he was a member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization and served as its chairman in 2015.

Erik Wijkstrom
Erik Wijkstrom

Erik Wijkstrom

Erik Wijkstrom joined the World Trade Organization in 1995 and has worked in several areas of trade policy relating to standards and regulation. Currently, he heads the Technical Barriers to Trade Team within the Trade and Environment Division.

Ambassador Alan Wolff
Ambassador Alan Wolff

Ambassador Alan Wolff

Ambassador Alan Wolff has been a Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization since October 2017. He is one of the world’s leading lawyers in international trade law, and was formerly Chairman of the National Foreign Trade Council, and Senior Counsel at the global law firm Dentons.