Sonia E. Rolland
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