Dr. James Mathis is Associate Professor in the Department of International Law. He obtained his law degree in the US and his PhD in Amsterdam. His primary fields of interest include regional trade agreements and international competition law. He has served as a consultant for regional trading groups as well as for international organisations.
‘This track is dedicated to international economic law, the international legal rules of conduct that govern the economic relations for states and regions. Our graduates work for states, international or regional organizations or law firms dealing with international trade or investment law. The nature of the study lends itself to connections with international economics and politics.’
‘In the LLM in International Trade and Investment Law, our students learn to understand, evaluate and operate in the rules and institutions that underpin the global economy, affecting not only governments but all those that engage in economic activity anywhere’, says Dr. Geraldo Vidigal, coordinator of the Master’s programme. ‘Besides learning legal rules, in their papers and Master’s theses students are encouraged to reflect upon specific aspects of the legal system governing international economic relations. They go on to work not only for law firms, but also for the states, international organizations, companies and non-governmental organizations that operate and help shape the global legal environment in which economic exchanges take place today.’
Lecturer - United Nations: The Law in Action, EU Commercial Policy, Trade and Investment
Lecturer - International Investment Law, International Trade and Investment Law (Topics), International Investment Arbitration Moot Court