Alvaro Santos is Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA) at Georgetown Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of international trade, economic development, transnational labor law, drug policy, and the future of NAFTA. In 2018, he served as Deputy Chief Negotiator of the USMCA Agreement for the newly elected government of Mexico.

Professor Santos is co-editor of the books World Trade and Investment Law Reimagined: A Progressive Agenda for an Inclusive Globalization (2019), Law and the New Developmental State: The Brazilian Experience in Latin America (2013) and The New Law and Economic Development: A Critical Appraisal (2006). He is also the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters. He serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Journal of International Economic Law, the Law and Development Review, and the Latin American Journal of International Trade Law.

He served as Co-Director of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) in London in 2014-15. He regularly teaches at Georgetown’s Global Trade Academy and Harvard’s Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) and has also taught at the University of Texas, Tufts University, Melbourne Law School, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), and the University of Turin. He received an LL.B. with high honors from Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México (UNAM) and an LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School.

Scholarship

Books

World Trade and Investment Law Reimagined: A Progressive Agenda for an Inclusive Globalization (Alvaro Santos, Chantal Thomas & David Trubek eds., London: Anthem Press 2019).
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Book Chapters & Collected Works

Alvaro Santos, The New Frontier for Labor in Trade Agreements, in World Trade and Investment Law Reimagined: A Progressive Agenda for an Inclusive Globalization 215-223 (Alvaro Santos, Chantal Thomas & David Trubek eds., London: Anthem Press 2019).
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David Trubek, Alvaro Santos & Chantal Thomas, Introduction: World Trade and Investment Law in a Time of Crisis: Distribution, Development and Social Protection, in World Trade and Investment Law Reimagined: A Progressive Agenda for an Inclusive Globalization 1-28 (Alvaro Santos, Chantal Thomas & David Trubek eds., London: Anthem Press 2019).
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Alvaro Santos, Reflecting on Straight Talk on Trade, in World Trade and Investment Law Reimagined: A Progressive Agenda for an Inclusive Globalization 47-57 (Alvaro Santos, Chantal Thomas & David Trubek eds., London: Anthem Press 2019).
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Alvaro Santos, The Lessons of TPP and the Future of Labor Chapters in Trade Agreements, in Megaregulation Contested: Global Economic Ordering After TPP 140-174 (Benedict Kingsbury, David M. Malone, Paul Mertenskötter, Richard B. Stewart, Thomas Streinz & Atsushi Sunami eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press 2019).
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