International trade traditionally has been a Harvard Law School strength, but since Mark Wu’s arrival at HLS in 2011, educational opportunities in the field have exploded.
Of all the issues engendering voter passion in the 2016 U.S. presidential race—immigration, terrorism, Supreme Court appointments—perhaps none has been more surprising than global trade, especially the highly controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Mark Wu ’96, an assistant professor at HLS who specializes in international economics and trade law, and lead organizer of the decennial academic conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), spoke with the Harvard Gazette about the most pressing issues affecting trade and the WTO, and how he sees the future of trade policy.
The Yukos case—with its largest-ever arbitration award—was the culmination of Yas Banifatemi’s career in international arbitration, which took root at Harvard.
Mark Wu, assistant professor of law at HLS, recently sat down to talk about his scholarship, which focuses on the rapidly changing world of international trade and international law, and to offer some comments about the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
On July 11, Harvard, for the first time in the century-long history of the Republic of China, welcomed a sitting president of Taiwan, hosting President Ma Ying-jeou S.J.D. ’81 for a nostalgic visit to his alma mater.
For the fourth consecutive year, a team of students from Harvard Law School, advised by HLS Professor and international trade expert Mark Wu, has made the final rounds of the ELSA Moot Court Competition, a simulated hearing of the WTO dispute settlement system organized annually by the European Law Students’ Association.
Global Access in Action (GAiA), an initiative of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, hosted a workshop on July 10 to explore lessons from the recent Ebola outbreak for improving future preparedness for public health crises.
For the fourth year in a row, a team of Harvard Law School students won the North American regional moot court competition on WTO (World Trade Organization) law at the ELSA Moot Court Competition (EMC²).
In a Feb. 6 talk sponsored by International Legal Studies, the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association, and the International Law Journal, Emmanuel Gaillard and Yas Banifatemi LL.M. ’97, head of international arbitration and head of public international law, respectively, at Shearman & Sterling, detailed the intricate story behind securing the historic $50 billion award for the Yukos Oil Cooperative against the Russian Federation.