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.
Book Chapters & Collected Works
"Why the fight over Mexico's labour reforms is the latest threat to new NAFTA deal," coverage by Financial Post, April 11, 2019, quoting Professor Alvaro Santos.
"Can Trump’s new trade deal keep its promises to U.S. and Mexican auto workers?," coverage on PBS, Decemebr 3, 2018, featuring Professor Alvaro Santos.
"TLC: Renegacion O Renegociacion", coverage in REFORMA, August 27, 2017 by Professor Alvaro Santos.
"SIn grandes cambios, renegociacion del TLCAN, advierten", coverage in EL UNIVERSAL, June 21, 2017 featuring Professor Alvaro Santos.