41st Annual International Trade Update

March 4, 2020

Tom Graham to deliver the 4th Annual John D. Greenwald Memorial Lecture: “The Rise (and Demise?) of the WTO Appellate Body”

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, March 5, and Friday, March 6, Georgetown Law’s Office of Executive and Continuing Legal Education will host a two-day conference, the 41st Annual International Trade Update, at Georgetown Law.


Global and regional trading regimes continue to be hotly debated in the U.S. and abroad. The annual International Trade Update provides trade and customs professionals with the insights necessary to navigate the challenging year ahead. Attendees have the opportunity to join leading regulators, policymakers, lawyers, and other experts at one of the preeminent conferences on trade and customs law and policy.

This year, Tom Graham, former chair of the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body, will deliver the 4th Annual John D. Greenwald Memorial Lecture, titled “The rise (and demise?) of the WTO Appellate Body.” He will be introduced by Professor Christopher Brummer, who leads Georgetown Law’s Institute of International Economic Law / Professor Jennifer Hillman, who formerly served on the Appellate Body as well. Other session topics will explore how trade wars rocketed to the top of politics, China trade policy, the rules-based trading system, origin and classification, views from top trade lawyers on Capitol Hill and more.


Thursday, March 5
8:30am – 4:30pm
Reception to follow

Friday, March 6
8:30am – 4:30pm

Full agenda here.


Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001


Please note, a few sessions are off the record. Media wishing to attend must RSVP. Please do so via one email to two recipients: mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu; cle@law.georgetown.edu.