Profile of Invited Expert “Alvarez”

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Full Name
José E. Alvarez
Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law
New York University School of Law

Professor Alvarez is the Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law at New York University Law School. Formerly he was the Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy and the executive director of the Center on Global Legal Problems at Columbia Law School, a professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, an associate professor at the George Washington University's National Law Center, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center. At NYU he teaches courses on international law, foreign investment, and international organizations. He is the immediate past president of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). He recently concluded a series of lectures on “The New Public International Law for International Investment” at The Hague Academy of International Law which will be published in book form this year. A collection of essays, which he co-edited with others, “The Evolving International Investment Regime” has just been published by Oxford University Press.

Prior to entering academia in 1989, Professor Alvarez was an attorney adviser with the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State where he worked on cases before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, served on the negotiation teams for bilateral investment treaties and the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, and was legal adviser to the administration of justice program in Latin America coordinated by the Agency of International Development. Educated at Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and Oxford University, Professor Alvarez has also been in private practice and was a judicial clerk to the late Hon. Thomas Gibbs Gee of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is presently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the executive council of the ASIL, the board of the Center for Reproductive Rights, the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Public International Law, and is special adviser on public international law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

Selected Citations to Published Materials

A curriculum vitae, including a list of prior publications, is available online.


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