The Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) at Georgetown Law facilitates thoughtful and scholarly research on a broad range of subjects that concern the law of international economic activity. The Institute has been at the heart of the study of international economic law at Georgetown Law since its creation in 1999 under the direction of University Professor John H. Jackson, who continues to serve as the Institute's Faculty Director.
The Institute’s mission is to encourage research in all aspects of international economic law, including international trade law, international financial regulation, international monetary regulation, and international investment law. The Institute fosters and develops collaboration among regular and adjunct faculty working in these areas at Georgetown Law. The Institute also regularly invites faculty from other universities, distinguished practitioners, and distinguished visitors from related disciplines such as economics and business, to participate in the life of the Institute. The Institute also enables visiting scholars and students at Georgetown Law to engage more deeply with contemporary issues in international economic law.