Gregory Shaffer E15 Initiative

Gregory Shaffer

Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School

Gregory Shaffer is Melvin C. Steen Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, and Affiliated Professor of the Department of Political Science. Professor Shaffer’s work is socio-legal and calls for a new legal realism. Professor Shaffer's publications include Transnational Legal Ordering and State Change (CUP 2012 forthcoming); When Cooperation Fails: The Law and Politics of Genetically Modified Foods (OUP, 2009), Dispute Settlement at the WTO: The Developing Country Experience (2010), Defending Interests: Public-Private Partnerships in WTO Litigation (Brookings Institution Press, 2003), Transatlantic Governance in the Global Economy (with Mark Pollack, Rowman & Littlefield 2001), and over sixty articles and book chapters on international trade law, global governance, and globalization's impact on domestic regulation. Professor Shaffer is a recipient of two US National Science Foundation Law and Social Science grants for his work on the World Trade Organization, a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar for his study of transatlantic regulatory conflict and cooperation, a Fernand Braudel Fellowship at the European University Institute, and a Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre on Trade and Sustainable Development for its work on WTO dispute settlement and developing countries. He was previously Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he was also Director of the University's European Union Center and Co-Director and Senior Fellow of its Center on World Affairs and the Global Economy, and the inaugural Wing-Tat Lee Chair of International Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  He is a member of the Executive Council and the Executive Committee of the American Society of International Law, was formerly Co-director of its International Economic Law Group, and coordinates the Law and Society Association’s International Research Collaborative on Transnational Legal Orders.

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