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. Her research focuses on international economic law and the ways in which it interacts with and impacts upon public and private rights at the transnational level. Her teaching interests include international investment law, international trade law, international commercial arbitration, and international financial regulation. Much of her research investigates the interrelationship between these specialized bodies of law and the broader international law topics of human rights, sustainable development, and governance.
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 NGOs intervening as amici curiae in investor-state disputes and has published extensive comments on the South African government’s ongoing bilateral investment treaty review process. She currently serves as a member of the UNCTAD ad hoc expert group on international investment law.
Prior to coming to Duke, Maupin served as project director for the research initiative on Poverty and the Law at the University of Stellenbosch Law Faculty and lectured on international investment and trade 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, Switzerland.
Maupin's recent and forthcoming publications include: "Reconciling Public and Private Rights and Interests in International Investment Law" (PhD dissertation, expected June 2013); "Transparency in International Investment Law-Making and Dispute Resolution," in Transparency in International Law, Andrea Bianchi & Anne Peters, eds (forthcoming 2012, Cambridge University Press); "MFN-based jurisdiction in investor-state disputes: is there any hope for a consistent approach?" 14(1) Journal of International Economic Law (March 2011); and "The Awards in Wena Hotels Limited v. Arab Republic of Egypt," in The Reasons Requirement in International Investment Arbitration: Critical Case Studies, Reisman & Aguilar-Alvarez eds, (Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden 2008).
Maupin received her JD and an MA in economics from Yale University. She is currently completing a PhD in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Her language skills include English (mother tongue), German (fluent), French (passive fluency), Spanish (reading knowledge) and Serbo-Croatian (basic). Her SSRN author page can be viewed here.