David A. Gantz

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

David A. Gantz teaches and writes in the areas of international trade and investment law, regional trade agreements, public international law and international environmental law. He is also a nonresident fellow for Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy Mexico Center with a focus on international trade and economics. Previously, David was a visiting professor of law at American University and George Washington University Law School, a lecturer in law at the University of Pennsylvania and visiting assistant professor of law at the University of Costa Rica. David has also taught at Georgetown University, Loyola University, the University of San Diego Law School and Universidad Rafael Landívar. He served earlier in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State and practiced law in Washington, D.C., after earning AB (Harvard College), JD, JSM (Stanford Law School).

He has written extensively on World Trade Organization and NAFTA trade law and dispute resolution issues, as well as a range of other international trade matters. Gantz is the author or co-author of four books and more than 50 law review articles and book chapters, has served as a consultant for the UNDP, USAID and the World Bank, among others, and served as a panelist under Chapters 11, 19 and 20 of NAFTA. His most recent book is Liberalizing International Trade after Doha: Multilateral, Plurilateral, Regional and Unilateral Initiatives (Cambridge University Press, 2013, 2015).

Curriculum Vitae

SSRN Published Papers

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

Education

  • J.S.M. Stanford Law School
    1970
    Thesis topic:  "Industrial Encouragement Legislation in Central America: The Costa Rica Experience"
  • J.D. Stanford Law School
    1967
    Ford Foundation International Legal Studies Fellowship; President, International Law Society; Editorial Board and co-founder, Stanford Journal of International Studies
  • A.B. Harvard College
    1964
    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
  • Ohio

Work Experience

  • Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law; Director Emeritus, International Economic Law and Policy Program
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2017 - present
  • Professor of Law and Director, International Trade Law Program
    University of Arizona College of Law
    1993 - 2017
  • Visiting Professor of Law
    Georgetown University Law Center
    Fall 2015; Fall 2016
  • 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
  • Partner
    Various Washington, D.C., law firms
    1977 - 1993
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
    Georgetown University Law Center
    1981 - 1993
  • Lecturer in Law
    University of Pennsylvania
    1986
  • 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

Organizations

  • 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
    2006
  • 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
    1999
  • 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

Awards

  • Arthur Andrews Distinguished Teaching/Mentoring Award
    2006
  • Certificate of Appreciation, for various legal services relating to the peace-keeping mission of the Multinational Force and Observer
    1987
  • U.S. Department of State Superior Honor Award
    1974
  • Ford Foundation (International Legal Center) Latin American Legal Studies Fellowship
    1969, 1968, 1967