Joel Trachtman

Professor of International Law at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Joel P. Trachtman is Professor of International Law at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is a member of the Boards of the American Journal of International law, the European Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Economic Law, the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, and the Singapore Yearbook of International Law. Recent books include The International Law of Economic Migration: Toward the Fourth Freedom, Upjohn Institute 2009; Ruling the World: Constitutionalism, International Law, and Global Governance, Cambridge University Press 2009; Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System, Oxford University Press 2009; The Economic Structure of International Law, Harvard University Press 2008; and International Law and International Politics, Ashgate Press 2008.

He has consulted for the United Nations, the OECD, APEC, the World Bank, the Organization of American States, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. From 1998 to 2001, he was Academic Dean of the Fletcher School, and during 2000 and 2001, he served as Dean ad interim. In 2002, he was Manley O. Hudson Visiting Professor of Law, and in 2004 he was Nomura Visiting Professor of International Financial Systems, at Harvard Law School. He graduated in 1980 from Harvard Law School, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Harvard International Law Journal. His undergraduate education was at the London School of Economics and Columbia College.

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