International Economic Law
Washington, DC is a hub for international economic law and regulation, and many Georgetown Law faculty write and work in the area. Areas of faculty expertise include international finance and trade, international tax, international business transactions, sovereign debt and crisis management, and international arbitration. Students interested in these areas of law also have easy access to Washington, DC’s many career-building opportunities. Through externships and internships, students gain practical experience at international bodies, institutes, and nonprofit organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and The World Bank.
The Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) advances research in all aspects of international economic law, including trade, financial regulation, monetary policy, investment law, and international taxation. The Institute fosters scholarly collaboration among our large international economic law faculty, attracts visiting scholars and distinguished practitioners to participate in events and projects, and enables students to engage with a diverse mix of experts in contemporary issues in international economic law.
Since 2006, the Institute’s Academy of WTO Law & Policy has provided an intensive one-week professional development program for those seeking advanced knowledge of WTO law. The IIEL Fellows Program affords students another unique opportunity to engage with visiting researchers and faculty in weekly forums on timely issues in international economic law.
The International Business and Economic Law (IBEL) LL.M. degree allows students to design their own program from more than 70 courses to fulfill their interests in cross-border business activities and their related national and international regulatory regimes. Like Georgetown Law’s LL.M. program as a whole, the IBEL program attracts students from around the world, making it a center not only for learning, but also for cross-boundary conversations.
Bankruptcy Seminar: Advanced Business Reorganizations and International Insolvency Law
International Business Transactions
International Project Finance and Investment
Taxation in the European Union Seminar
U.S. Taxation of Domestic Persons With Activities Outside of the U.S.
- Anna Gelpern, Ben Heller & Brad Setser, Count the Limbs: Designing Robust Aggregation Clauses in Sovereign Bonds, in Too Little, Too Late: The Quest to Resolve Sovereign Debt Crises 109-143 (Martin Guzman, José Antonio Ocampo & Joseph E. Stiglitz eds., New York: Columbia University Press 2016). [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]
- Anna Gelpern & Erik F. Gerding, Rethinking the Law in "Safe Assets", in Reconceptualising Global Finance and Its Regulation 159-189 (Ross P. Buckley, Emilios Avgouleas & Douglas A. Arner eds., New York: Cambridge University Press 2016).
- The IGLP Law and Global Production Working Group, The Role of Law in Global Value Chains: A Research Manifesto, 4 London Rev. Int'l L. 57-79 (2016) (Alvaro Santos, Contributor).
Faculty in the News
"Trump's Conflicts Could Undercut Global Efforts To Fight Corruption, Critics Say," coverage by NPR, February 22, 2017, quoting Professor Alvaro Santos. For more on this story, see WCQS.
"Euro redenomination risk edges on to investors’ radar," coverage by the Financial Times, February 8, 2017, featuring Professor Anna Gelpern.
"Anti-Tax-Competition Measures Could Have Unintended Effects, Experts Say," coverage in Worldwide Tax Daily, February 6, 2017, featuring Associate Professor Lilian Faulhaber, speaking at a conference on tax competition hosted by the International Tax Policy Forum and Georgetown University Law Center's Institute of International Economic Law.Read more