Julie Maupin

Lecturing Fellow
Fellow, Center for International and Comparative Law


Julie Maupin joined the Duke Law faculty in 2011 as a Lecturer and Fellow at the Duke Center for International and Comparative Law, where she focuses on international economic law and transnational corporate governance.  Her work examines how business-focused regulatory regimes shape market structures and affect societal commitments to public interest goals at both the domestic and transnational levels. 

Maupin’s teaching spans a number of related areas, including international investment, trade, competition/antitrust, commercial arbitration, sovereign dispute resolution, corporate governance, and international and comparative financial regulation.  Much of her research investigates the interrelationship between these specialized bodies of economic law and the legal regimes governing human rights, the environment, and sustainable development.  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Virginia Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Economic Law and other journals, as well as in peer-reviewed volumes published by Oxford, Cambridge, and Martinus Nijhoff.  She is a peer reviewer for the Journal of International Dispute Settlement.  From 2014, she will serve as Associate Editor of the Journal of World Investment & Trade.  Her papers can be viewed on her SSRN author page.

Maupin regularly serves as an independent consultant on matters of international economic law and policy, including for the World Bank.  She has acted as counsel to disputing parties and intervening NGOs in investor-state disputes and has advised governments on their investment treaty programs.  She is as a member of the UNCTAD ad hoc expert group on international investment law.

Prior to coming to Duke, Maupin was Project Director for the research initiative on Poverty and the Law at the University of Stellenbosch Law Faculty and lectured on international investment, trade, and competition law at the University of Cape Town.  She previously held posts as a visiting fellow at the Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa in Stellenbosch, South Africa, as a judicial law clerk to Justice Kate O’Regan of the Constitutional Court of South Africa in Johannesburg, and as legal assistant to international arbitrator Pierre-Marie Dupuy in Geneva.

Maupin received her JD and an MA in economics from Yale University. While teaching at Duke, she is finalizing her PhD in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.  Her language skills include English (mother tongue), German (fluent), French (passive fluency), Spanish (reading knowledge) and Serbo-Croatian (basic).