Alvaro Santos

Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Alvaro Santos is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He teaches and writes in the areas of international trade, law and economic development, drug policy, transnational labor law and the future of NAFTA. Santos is co-editor of Law and the New Developmental State: The Brazilian Experience in Latin America (2013) and The New Law and Economic Development: A Critical Appraisal (2006). He is also the author of a number of articles and book chapters, including “The Trouble with Identity and Progressive Origins in Defending Labour Law” in Critical Legal Perspectives on Global Governance (2014), “Carving Out Policy Autonomy for Developing Countries in the World Trade Organization: The Experience of Brazil and Mexico” in the Virginia Journal of International Law (2012), and "Three Transnational Discourses of Labor Law in Domestic Reforms" in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law (2010). Professor Santos serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Journal of International Economic Law, the Law and Development Review, and the Latin American Journal of International Trade Law. In 2016, Santos contributed to a research manifesto authored by working group at the Institute for Global Law and Policy, examining the role of law in global value chains. Santos received a JD with high honors from Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México and an LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School.