Sergio Puig

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

Sergio Puig portrait

Sergio Puig joined the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2014 as an Associate Professor of Law. Sergio's main academic interests include topics related to international economic law, international arbitration, law and society, network analysis and the law and the legal profession. In addition to International Trade Law, this year Sergio will also be teaching International Investment Law and Treaty Arbitration.

Prior to joining the College, Sergio taught International Investment Law and International Trade Law at Duke Law and Stanford Law School, where he was the SPILS Teaching Fellow. Sergio also worked for over three years in the young professionals program for lawyers and scholars at the World Bank Group and ICSID, and has practiced in leading firms in Mexico City and Washington D.C.

Sergio attended UNAM and graduated summa cum laude and received a law degree from ITAM, one of Mexico's leading academic institution. He earned a masters in International and Socio-Legal Studies (JSM) and a doctoral degree (JSD) in International Economic Law, at Stanford Law School. His main publications are available in SSRN.

Sergio also co-founded (with Joost Pauwelyn) an on-line community-based platform to facilitate legal assistance and services related to international trade and investment matters.

Curriculum Vitae

SSRN Published Papers

Representative Publications

  • International Indigenous Economic Law, 52 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1243 (2019).
  • Conflict or Convergence? On the Relationship of International Trade & Investment Law, 33 Berkeley J. Int'l L. 1 (2015).
  • International Regime Complexity and Economic Law Enforcement, 17 J. Int'l Econ. L. 491 (2014).
  • Social Capital in the Arbitration Market, 25 Eur. J. Int'l L. 387 (2014).
  • No Right Without a Remedy:  Foundations of Investor-State Arbitration, 35 U. Pa. J. Int'l L. 829 (2014).
  • Emergence & Dynamism in International Organizations:  ICSID, Investor-State Arbitration, and International Investment Law, 44 Geo. J. Int'l L. 531 (2013).
  • 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)
    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