David A.
Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law; Director Emeritus, International Economic Law and Policy Program
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Biographical Information

Representative Publications

  • Liberalizing International Trade after Doha:  Multilateral, Plurilateral, Regional, and Unilateral Initiatives (2013).
  • GATT/WTO Rules Governing the Use of Safeguard Measures, in International Trade Law and the WTO 269 (Indira Carr, Shawkat Alam, & Md Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan eds., 2013).
  • Resolution of Investor-State Controversies in Developing Countries, 5 Law & Dev. Rev. 83 (2012).
  • WTO Case Reviews, Arizona J. Int'l & Comp. L. (annual reviews, 2000 - 2014) (co-author, with Raj Bhala).
  • Trade Remedies in North America:  Laws, Economic Analyses and Practice (2010) (co-author, with Gregory Bowman, Nick Covelli, & Ihn Ho Uhm).
  • Regional Trade Agreements: Law, Policy & Practice (2009).
  • An Appellate Mechanism for Review of Arbitral Decisions in Investor-State Disputes: Prospects and Challenges, 39 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 39 (2006).
  • NAFTA and Free Trade in the Americas: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook (2d ed. 2005) (co-author, with Ralph H. Folsom & Michael W. Gordon).
  • Complete List of Publications


Stanford Law School

Thesis topic: "Industrial Encouragement Legislation in Central America: The Costa Rica Experience"

Stanford Law School

Ford Foundation International Legal Studies Fellowship; President, International Law Society; Editorial Board and co-founder, Stanford Journal of International Studies

Harvard College

Graduated cum laude in Government

Admitted to Practice

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Supreme Court
District of Columbia

Work Experience

Professor of Law and Director, International Trade Law Program
University of Arizona College of Law
1993 - present
Visiting Professor of Law
American University, Washington College of Law
Fall 2009
Visiting Professor of Law
George Washington University Law School
Fall 2003 - Spring 2004
Summer Teaching
Georgetown University, Florence
Summer 2000
Summer Teaching
Loyola University, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Summer 1999
Summer Teaching
University of San Diego School of Law
Summer 1997
Summer Teaching
Georgetown University Heidelberg Program
Summer 1996
Summer Teaching
Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala City
Summer 1995
Summer Teaching
University of Arizona
Summer 1994
Various Washington, D.C., law firms
1977 - 1993
Adjunct Professor of Law
Georgetown University Law Center
1981 - 1993
Lecturer in Law
University of Pennsylvania
Attorney-Adviser and Assistant Legal Adviser
Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
1970 - 1977
Law Clerk
Judge Charles M. Merrill, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1969 - 1970
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
University of Costa Rica
1967 - 1969


American Society of International Law
1966 - present
American Arbitration Association

Public & Institutional Service

NAFTA Chapter 11 Arbitrator (Feldman v. United Mexican States)
2001 - present
Consultant to the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade on Customs and Trade Law Issues
1999 - present
Member, University of Kansas School of Law SJD Review Committee
Consultant to Vietnamese Ministry of Justice on Trade Law Issues
2000 - 2001
Arbitrator, NAFTA Chapter 20 (Cross-Border Trucking Services)
2000 - 2001
Arbitrator, AAA International Rules
1999 - 2000
Arbitrator under 1996 U.S. - Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement
Panelist in Three NAFTA Chapter 19 Cases: Bailer Twine (U.S. v. Cananda); Flat Coated Steel Plate (U.S. v. Mexico); and Cement (Mexico v. U.S., chairperson)
1994 - 1999
U.S. Judge, Administrative Tribunal of the Organization of American States
1987 - 1995


Arthur Andrews Distinguished Teaching/Mentoring Award
Certificate of Appreciation, for various legal services relating to the peace-keeping mission of the Multinational Force and Observer
U.S. Department of State Superior Honor Award
Ford Foundation (International Legal Center) Latin American Legal Studies Fellowship
1969, 1968, 1967