|Professor of Law
| S H O R T B I O G R A P H Y
Elizabeth Trujillo is a Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School where she teaches in the International Law and Business Law and Financial Services Concentrations, Contracts, International Sales, and NAFTA and International Trade Regulation. Her publications, which have appeared in law reviews, books, and peer-reviewed journals, examines the relationship between international trade and investment with domestic regulatory structures, specifically in the areas of energy and the environment, antitrust law, and international consumer protection law. She has presented her works at Faculty Colloquia and various academic and international conferences including the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the WTO Public Forum. Before joining Suffolk, she was assistant professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she also spearheaded a J.D., LLB, L.E.D. tri-lateral degree program among the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico), and the University of Windsor Faculty of Law (Canada). From 2005-2006, she was a visiting professor at Florida State University College of Law. Before becoming a law professor, Professor Trujillo worked for the New York law firm Dewey and LeBoeuf in the areas of corporate law, project finance and international business transactions, with an emphasis on energy and Latin America. In addition to working for U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, she has also clerked for the United Nations, Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France as well as for the National Commercial Appellate Court of Argentina (Cámara Nacional de Apelaciones en lo Comercial) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Professor Trujillo was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School during her sabbatical year from 2011-2012. During her visit, she was writing on issues of transnational governance regarding sustainable development and economic development. She also was on the ASIL 2012 Program Committee and currently serves as Co-Chair of the American Society for International Law's (ASIL) International Economic Law Interest Group. Professor Trujillo is the Faculty Representative for the North American Consortium on Legal Education (NACLE) of which Suffolk became a member in 2012, www.nacle.org.
In March 2012, ALPFA the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys awarded Professor Trujillo, "Latina Trailblazer in the Law."
Professor Trujillo was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School during her sabbatical year from 2011-2012. During her visit, she was writing on issues of transnational governance regarding sustainable development and economic development. She also was on the ASIL 2012 Program Committee and currently serves as Co-Vice Chair of the American Society for International Law's (ASIL) International Economic Law Interest Group.
BA, JD, University of Houston
Contracts; NAFTA; International Trade, Sales
American Society of Comparative Law, American Society of International Law (ASIL), ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group,Law and Society, Mid-Western Law and Economics Associations, Texas-Mexico Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Law and Antitrust Sections
Final Report for 2012 WTO Public Forum, Session 9: Perspectives on Sustainability: Renewable Resources, Trade, and WTO Governance, in WTO 2012 PUBLIC FORUM PUBLICATION: IS MULTILATERALISM IN CRISIS (forthcoming 2013)
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International Trade and the Financial Crisis, in ASIL PROCEEDINGS OF THE 104TH ANNUAL MEETING FOR PANEL: "IMPLICATIONS OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT REGIMES" (2011)
Chapter: Article VII GATT, in THE MAX PLANCK COMMENTARIES ON WORLD TRADE LAW, VOL. 5 "WTO-TRADE IN GOODS" (Rudiger Wolfrum and Peter-Tobias Stoll eds., 2010)
Chapter: Shifting Paradigms of Parochialism: Lessons for Legal Education, in INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW: THE STATE AND FUTURE OF THE DISCIPLINE (Colin Picker, Isabella Bunn and Douglas Arner eds., 2008)
A Dialogical Approach to Trade and Environment, (forthcoming 2013)
The WTO Appellate Body Knocks Down U.S. "Dolphin-Safe" Tuna Labels But Leaves a Crack for PPMs, ASIL INSIGHTS, AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (2012)
The Tuna Dolphin Encore-WTO Rules on Environmental Labeling, ASIL INSIGHTS, AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (2012)
Consumer Protection in Transnational Contexts, 58 AM. J. COMP. L. 135 (2010) (with Jacques de Lisle) [peer review]
Disaggregating the the Regional-Multilateral Overlap: The NAFTA Looking-Glass, 19 IND. INT'L & COMP. L. REV. 555 (2009) (Symposium piece)
From Here to Beijing: Public/Private Overlaps in Trade and Their Effects on U.S. Law, 40 LOY. U. CHI. L.J. 691 (2009)
Shifting Paradigms of Parochialism: Lessons for International Trade Law, 3 J. INT'L L. & INT'L REL. 41 (2007)
Mission Possible: Reciprocal Deference Between Domestic Regulatory Structures and the WTO, 40 CORNELL INT'L L.J. 201 (2007) (excerpts reprinted in Kevin C. Kennedy, International Trade Regulation (Aspen Publishing, forthcoming 2009))
State Action Antitrust Exemption Collides with Deregulation: Rehabilitating the Foreseeability Doctrine, 11 FORDHAM J. CORP. & FIN. L. 349 (2006)
Foreword: NAFTA as a Lesson for Globalization, 81 U. DET. MERCY L. REV. xi (2004) Also published in Spanish. Prologo: TLCAN - Una Leccion Para la Globalizacion, 81 U. DET. MERCY L. REV. vii (2004).
Note, City of Boerne v. Flores: Religious Free Exercise Pays a High Price for the Supreme Court's Retaliation on Congress, 36 HOUS. L. REV. 645 (1999)
In Tuna II, WTO Grapples with How to Balance Economic Growth & Sustainable Development, April 12, 2012, International Law Girls: Voices on International Law, Policy, and Practice ,
Introducing Elizabeth Trujillo, April 12, 2012, International Law Girls: Voices on International Law, Policy and Practice ,
Professor Trujillo's SSRN Publications Page
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Prof. Elizabeth Trujillo
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont St.
, Suite 250-C
Boston, MA 02108