Sonia Rolland

Sonia E. Rolland

Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

Sonia E. Rolland is a Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law. Her writings focus on the legal framework for sustainable and socio-economic development in international economic law, international environmental law and energy regulation. Through the exploration of different subject matters, she examines the intersection of legal regimes to improve the understanding of an increasingly multi-layered international and transnational legal order. She teaches Public International Law, International Trade Law, International Business Transactions and Cross-Border Civil Litigation.

Sonia E. Rolland's book, Development at the WTO (Oxford University Press; hardbound 2012, paperback 2013), proposes a legal framework for development at the WTO, combining an analysis of substantive law and institutional perspectives. Professor Rolland has published widely in French and in English. Her article, "The Precautionary Principle: Development of an International Standard" (23 Michigan Journal of International Law 429, 2002), has received several awards and its findings have been endorsed by the International Law Commission in a Resolution by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

 Professor Rolland has held academic appointments at Columbia University School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Michigan. She clerked for H.E. Gilbert Guillaume and H.E. Ronny Abraham at the International Court of Justice.  Sonia Rolland, J.D., Ph.D, previously served as co-Chair of the American Soceity of International Law’s International Economic Law Interest Group

Bridges news

20 July 2015
What do WTO rules have to say about energy subsidies? Some estimates suggest that fossil fuel production and consumption subsidies average between US$400-600 billion annually worldwide while renewable energy (RE) subsidies amounted to US$66 billion in 2010 and are predicted to rise to US$250...
10 June 2015
Que formas assumem os subsídios utilizados no setor de energias renováveis? Este artigo debruça-se sobre essa questão e discute como as regras de comércio internacional podem contribuir para que tais subsídios tenham seus danos ambientais e climáticos reduzidos.
8 May 2015
Ciertos cálculos indican que el promedio de los subsidios anuales en todo el mundo a la producción y consumo de combustibles fósiles oscila entre los US$ 400 y US$ 600 mil millones, mientras que los subsidios a la energía renovable (ER) ascendieron a US$ 66 mil millones en 2010 y se prevé que...