Sergio Puig

Sergio Puig

Evo DeConcini Professor of Law; Director, International Trade and Business Law Program

Sergio Puig is Evo DeConcini Professor of Law. He is the Director of the International Trade and Business Law Program at the University of Arizona as well as the Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of International Economic Law. Before joining the University of Arizona, Professor Puig was the teaching fellow of the Program in International Legal Studies (SPILS) at Stanford and served as a lecturer in law at Duke and Stanford Universities. Before entering academia, he practiced law in Mexico and the USA, and worked at the World Bank and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Professor Puig is the co-founder and current Vice-President of, an organization to facilitate assistance in international trade and investment law matters by law school clinics. He is the author of At the Margins of Globalization: Indigenous Peoples and International Economic Law as well as many articles in specialized journals and books chapters available on SSRN.



Curriculum Vitae

SSRN Published Papers

Representative Publications

  • International Indigenous Economic Law, 52 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 1243 (2019).
  • Imperfect Alternatives: Institutional Choices and the Reform of Investment Law, 112 AM. J. INT'L. L. 361 (2018) (with Gregory Shaffer).
  • Affiliation Bias in Arbitration, 46 J. LEGAL STUD. 371 (2017) (w.  Strezhnev).
  • The David Effect in ISDS, 28 EUR. J. INT'L L. 731 (2017) (w. A. Strezhnev).
  • Tobacco Litigation in International Courts, 57 HARV. INT'L L.J. 383 (2016).
  • Blinding International Justice, 56 VA. J. INT'L L. 647 (2016).
  • The Merging of International Trade & Investment Law, 33 BERKELEY J. INT'L L. 1 (2015).
  • International Regime Complexity & Economic Law Enforcement, 17 J. INT'L ECO. L. 491 (2014).
  • Social Capital in the Arbitration Market, 25 EUR. J. INT'L L. 387 (2014).

Complete List of Publications


  • Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD) Stanford Law School
  • Master of the Science of Law (JSM) Stanford Law School
  • LL.B. Instituto Technologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)
    2002 - Graduated summa cum laude.

Work Experience

  • Professor of Law; Director, International Economic Law and Policy Program
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2019 - present
  • Associate Professor of Law; Director, International Economic Law and Policy Program
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2017 - 2019
  • Associate Professor
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2014 - 2017
  • Visiting Professor
    University of Colorado Boulder School of Law
    January - June 2018
  • Visiting Professor
    University of Sydney Faculty of Law
    March - April 2017
  • Lecturer in Law & Teaching Fellow in International Legal Studies
    Stanford Law School
    2011 - 2014
  • Lecturing Fellow
    Duke Law School
    Spring 2011
  • Visiting Professor
    Lille Catholic University School of Law, France
    Fall 2010
  • Counsel, Legal Vice-Presidency Unit & ICSID
    The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
    2007 - 2010
  • Foreign Associate, International Trade & Investment Group
    Miller & Chevalier Charter, Washington, D.C.
    2004 - 2005
  • Associate & Trainee, Tax, Corporate & Arbitration Groups
    Von Wobeser & Sierra, S.C., Mexico City, Mexico
    2000 - 2003
International Law
International Trade & Business Law
Law and Economics