ENV 853b () / 2023-2024

International Trade Law and Policy (First Class - January 11 4pm - SLB - room TBD)

Credits: 3

Spring 2024: Tu, 4:10-6:30, TBD - SLB

This course explores the laws, policies, economic theories, and negotiating practices that undergird international trade. Particular emphasis is placed on the governance structures that regulate the trading system including multilateral institutions (particularly the World Trade Organization) and domestic trade policy entities (including the US Trade Representative and the International Trade Commission). The course explores the rules and principles of the Global Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) as well as the Global Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and regional accords such as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Special focus is given to the recent backlash against trade liberalization—and globalization more generally—and how the system of international economic law has addressed the integration of new issues including climate change, environmental protection more broadly, inequality, human rights, worker impacts, labor rights, and public health. Follows Yale Law School calendar. Limited to sixteen