Alvaro Santos is Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA) (CAROLA) at Georgetown Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of international trade, economic development, transnational labor law and drug policy. 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
"A North American integration that includes the people," an opinion piece by Professor Alvaro Santos, in North American Project, July 8, 2020.
"How the USMCA sets the stage for the future of trade," coverage by Quartz, December 18, 2019, mentioning Professor Alvaro Santos.
"USMCA Approved, Expected to be Ratified", coverage in ASI Central, December 11, 2019, quoting Professor Alvaro Santos.
"Digital commerce in the new North American trade agreement", coverage in CNN, December 10, 2019, interviewing Professor Alvaro Santos.