UArizona Law Professor Sergio Puig Elected to Board of Editors for Leading International Law Journal

April 20, 2022

His four-year term of service will begin in April.

Sergio Puig, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law professor and director of the International Trade and Business Law program, has been elected to the board of editors for the American Journal of International Law. His four-year term of service will begin this month. 

As a member of the board, Puig will help to produce this highly regarded journal which has published quarterly since 1907. The Journal features articles, essays and book reviews by preeminent scholars and practitioners from around the world addressing developments in public and private international law and foreign relations law. 

The board of editors is composed experts in areas including international arbitration and litigation, international economic law, and national security. Puig will join a long list of influential board members including former University of Arizona Law colleague Professor James Anaya, who co-chaired the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy program.  

“I’m incredibly honored to have been elected to this position and look forward to working together with this outstanding group of international law scholars,” said Puig. “This is the collective achievement of our excellent intellectual community here at University of Arizona Law.”

A leading figure in the field of international law, Puig’s scholarship and teaching focuses on international economic law, network analysis and the law, international courts and tribunals and international indigenous rights and law. In the latest edition of the Sisk et. al study of scholarly impact, he was listed among the top-10 most cited faculty members from University of Arizona Law. 

This past year, Puig published, “At the Margins of Globalization: Indigenous Peoples under International Economic Law,” a new book arguing the importance of moving indigenous peoples’ rights from the margins of international economic law to the center of the discussion. He was also tapped to participate in the drafting of the Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration, a set of guidelines for resolving disputes where businesses are implicated in human rights abuses.

University of Arizona Law offers a variety of programs with an international law focus including the International Trade and Business Law program, the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy program and the International Human Rights Advocacy Workshop

The college also leads a conglomerate of 15 law schools – known as TradeLab – around the world doing practical projects for governments, NGO’s and small businesses. Co-founded by Puig, TradeLab facilitates legal assistance and services related to international economic law matters by law school clinics. University of Arizona Law students collaborate on projects with TradeLab clinics at Georgetown University Law Center and the Graduate Institute in Geneva, offering a hands-on, experiential learning opportunity.