Board of Advisors

Yuji Iwasawa


Justice Iwasawa who has an LLB degree from the University of Tokyo, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, an S.J.D. from the University of Virginia, and an Honorary Doctorate from Osaka City University, specializes on matters related to an interface between International and National Law, International Human Rights Law, International Economic Law, International Dispute Resolution and Jurisdictional Immunities.

In July 2018, Justice Yuji Iwasawa was appointed a judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).  At present he is also a Vice-Chair of the International Law Association, a member of the Science Council of Japan, and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Law Documents. He was a professor in the Department of International Relations in the University of Tokyo and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law in Osaka City University.

Prior to his election to the ICJ, he was a Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law in the University of Tokyo in Japan. A former judge and the Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank Administrative Tribunal, he has served as a member at the Permanent Group of Experts under the WTO Agreement on Subsidies,  and also as member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and the President of the Japanese Society of International Law. 

Tania Voon


Tania Voon, who completed her Master of Laws at Harvard Law School and her PhD in Law at the University of Cambridge, is currently a Professor at Melbourne Law School at The University of Melbourne. A former Legal Officer of the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO), she has previously practiced law with Mallesons Stephen Jaques and the Australian Government Solicitor. In addition to her current role, Tania has taught law at the National University of Singapore, Georgetown University, the University of British Columbia, to name a few. 

Having published widely in the areas of public international law and international economic law, she is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of International Arbitration, and Australian Year Book of International Law, and Co-Editor of the Oxford University Press Series on International Economic Law. Besides this, she has also provided expert advice and training to entities such as the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the WTO, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. 

Pär Hallström


Pär Hallström is a Swedish legal writer and professor emeritus of Law at UmeåUniversity who graduated from Pantheon-Sorbonne University with a Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures and holds a doctorate in law from Stockholm University. Currently working as a partner at Advoka Tfirman Alsheimer, he holds membership in The Swedish Association of European Law and The Danish Association of European Law. 

Hallström is known to have introduced EC constitutional law in Sweden with his work “European Community and Political Union, 1987”, and WTO-law with his book “The GATT Panels and the Formation of International Trade Law, 1994”.  Moreover, his work experience includes a stint an associate Professor at the Institute of European Market Law and the Copehagen Business School and a Research Fellow at the University of Stockholm where he has been serving in the said capacity since 1988. 

Tomer Broude


Tomer Broude is the Sylvan M. Cohen Chair in Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law and Department of International Relations, Academic Director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights, and Former Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law. He specializes in public international law and international economic law, particularly international trade and investment, human rights, dispute settlement, development and cultural diversity. One of the founders of the Society of International Economic Law and a former member of its Executive Council, he has also worked with the WTO's Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation, wherein he is involved in the training of government officials from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia in WTO law, and also acts as a consultant governments, corporations and nongovernmental organizations.

An author and editor of several books and articles that have appeared in a number of Law Reviews and journals, he served as co-chair of the International Economic Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law from 2007-09. In 2011, Mr Broude was added to the indicative list of governmental and non-governmental panelists to hear WTO disputes by the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body. 

Jayashree Watal


Ms. Watal is a Counsellor in the Intellectual Property Division of the World Trade Organization since 2001, where she contributed to the negotiations on TRIPS and public health. She holds post-graduate degrees in both Law (University of Paris, France) and Economics and has researched and published on issues related to intellectual property rights. A Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, the Institute for International Economics, Washington DC and the George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C, She represented India at a crucial stage in the Uruguay Round TRIPS negotiations from 1989-90. 

With an experience in pedagogy at the University of Barcelona (IELPO), University of Melbourne Law School and at the World Trade Institute, Berne, Switzerland where she taught aspects of Trade Policy Division, New Delhi, she has an experience of more than 22 years working in the Government of India.

Hans Bernd Schäfer


Hans-Bernd Schäfer is a German economist and a pioneer in the field of law and economics known across Germany and Europe. Schäfer is professor emeritus at the University of Hamburg and a former director of the Institute of Law & Economics. Currently he is serving as an affiliate professor at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. In the past, Schäfer served as President of the European Association of Law & Economics from and was Director of the European Master Programme in Law & Economics from. In 2012, the faculty of law of the Universidad de San Martín de Porres in Lima awarded him the title of an honorary professor, whilst in 2013 he was awarded the scholar prize of the European Association of Law and Economics.

Having published extensively in the field of law and economics, development economics, his textbook "The Economic Analysis of Civil Law" is broadly considered to be the leading textbook on the economic analysis of civil law in Germany. 

Andrew T. Guzman


Andrew T. Guzman joined the USC Gould School of Law as dean and Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law, and Professor of Law and Political Science in 2015 and has been working there since. Formerly, he was the Jackson H. Ralston Professor of Law and Associate Dean at UC Berkeley School of Law, where he also served as the Director of the Advanced Law Degree Programs, and Associate Dean for International and Advanced Degree Programs. Guzman is a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration who specializes in international trade, international regulatory matters, foreign direct investment, and public international law. His interdisciplinary research addresses problems across the range of public and private international law. A visiting professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, the University of Virginia Law School, Vanderbilt Law School, the University of Hamburg, and the National University Law School in Bangalore, India, he is also a member of the board of editors of six journals.

Won-Mog Choi


Professor Won-Mog Choi is a professor of international trade law and director of the WTO Law Center, Ewha Womans University School of Law at Seoul. He is also a member of Editorial Board of many journals including the Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford), the Law and Development Review, and is a member of the New York Bar. Prior to joining as a faculty of Ewha, he worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea for 11 years as a diplomat and legal officer in charge of numerous trade issues, including WTO dispute settlements, trade remedy issues, and FTAs. Currently advising the Korean Government on trade law and policy issues and working as a columnist of major newspapers in Seoul, Professor Choi has actively published 13 books and over 70 articles in leading journals around the world.