Joost Pauwelyn
Associate Professor of Law, 2002-2006, Professor of Law, 2006-2007

Joost Pauwelyn joined the Duke University Law School faculty in 2002, and remained for five years, teaching courses on international law. Pauwelyn’s expertise lies in the fields of international economic and trade law, public international law, European Union law, and the law of the World Trade Organization.  While at Duke, he served as the Director of the JD/LLM Program and the Duke-Geneva Institute in Transational Law. 

Born in Belgium, Pauwelyn completed a bachelor's degree in law at the University of Namur in 1992 and a master's degree in law at the Catholic University of Leuven in 1994. He went on to earn Magister Juris in 1995 at Corpus Christi College,Oxford, and a Ph.D. in law in 2001 at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland. Prior to his arrival at Duke, he worked as a legal advisor to the World Trade Organization (1996-2002) and practiced at a major law firm in Brussels. Throughout his career, Pauwelyn has taught at a number of law schools, including the University of Neuchatel, Georgetown University, and Harvard University. He is additionally known as the co-founder of the Trade and Investment Law Broker (TradeLab).  Pauwelyn left Duke to become the Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Co-Director of the Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI). 


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Joost Pauwelyn
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