Faculty of the Brussels & Geneva Program
University of Georgia School of Law
Ambassador C. Donald Johnson joined the University of Georgia School of Law in June 2004 as the director of the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy. Prior to his current role, Johnson was a partner at the law firm of Patton Boggs in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in the law related to international trade and investment, national security and foreign policy issues. In 1998, he was nominated to the rank of ambassador by President Bill Clinton in the Office of United States Trade Representative and served for two and a half years as chief textile negotiator. He also led the U.S. in WTO dispute cases involving textiles against the European Union and Pakistan and resolved other disputes through negotiations. Johnson was substantially involved with the development of trade legislation during this period. From 1993 to 1994, Johnson served as the U.S. congressman for the 10th district of Georgia. Johnson also served in the Georgia State Senate from 1987 to 1992. His public service also includes four years in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's Office (two years in Turkey) and serving as trade counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee (1973). He holds a Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and earned his bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Georgia, where he served as articles editor for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. He obtained a certificate in private and public international law from The Hague Academy of International Law in The Netherland
Professor Michael L. Wells, holder of the Marion and W. Colquitt Carter Chair in Tort and Insurance Law, joined the faculty of the University of Georgia School of Law in 1978, and specializes in torts, federal courts and constitutional litigation. His recent scholarship includes a new edition of Constitutional Torts (with professors Tom Eaton and Sheldon Nahmod) and Constitutional Remedies (with Professor Eaton). He has also published numerous articles in leading law journals, such as the Cornell Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Virginia Law Review, Georgia Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, Constitutional Commentary and Yale Journal of International Law. Wells is fluent in French and has served as a visiting professor at the University of Lyon (III) in Lyon, France, on six occasions and as a professor in the Duke-Geneva Institute in Transactional Law. He is a member of the American Law Institute. Wells earned his bachelor's and law degree from the University of Virginia, where he served as articles editor for the Virginia Law Review. He clerked for Judge John D. Butzner, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and practiced with the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., for two years before joining the law faculty at the University of Georgia. He has also served as a visiting professor at the College of William & Mary and Boston University, and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Aix-Marseille in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Université Saint-Louis (Brussels, Belgium)
Professor Antoine Bailleux, has taught at the Université Saint-Louis (Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis) in Brussels since October 2008. Prior to that, he practiced law with the firm Van Bael & Bellis and he continues to maintain his membership in the Brussels Bar. From 2004-2008, Mr. Bailleux was a researcher at the National Fund for Scientific Research. He received his bachelor's degree in law magna cum laude from the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis in 2000 and went on to complete a master's degree in economics and social ethics (magna cum laude) and a master's degree in law (magna cum laude) from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve in 2002 and 2003 respectively. Subsequently, Mr. Bailleux completed an LL.M. in European Union law at Cambridge University, UK, in 2004 and a Ph.D. summa cum laude at the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis in 2008.
Professor Alain Strowel, an expert in intellectual property law, has been a professor of Law at Université Saint-Louis (Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis) in Brussels since 1985, the University of Liège (since 1998) and the Catholic University of Leuven (since 1998). Since 2001 he has practiced law at Covington & Burling LLP in Brussels. Mr. Strowel received his bachelor's degree in law (high distinction) and philosophy (high distinction) in 1980 from the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis and his master's degree in law from the Catholic University of Leuven in 1983, where he also completed a diploma in economics in 1984 with distinction and a master's in philosophy in 1985 (high distinction). At the European Institute of the University of Amsterdam he completed a post-graduate diploma in European Integration in 1985, and in 1992 he received his Ph.D. in Law with a topic in copyright law (highest distinction).
Université de Genève (Geneva, Switzerland)
Professor Gabrielle Marceau is one of the top lawyers at the WTO and also an associate professor at the law school of the Université de Genève and a prolific scholar, with two books and over 50 articles and essays in the fields of WTO law and international economic law, including the revered Antidumping and Antitrust Issues in Free-Trade Areas, published with Oxford University Press. She was one of the four Counsellors to the Cabinet of Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the WTO, from 2005 to 2009, and is now back as a senior counsellor in the Legal Affairs Division of the WTO, where she worked for ten years before joining Pascal Lamy's cabinet. Gabrielle Marceau also taught at the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), Monash Law School and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. A founding member of the Society of International Economic Law and a member of several working groups of the International Law Association, she holds a Ph.D. from University College London and the London School of Economics, an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and LL.B. from the University of Sherbrooke.
Note: listed are the lead professors and coordinators for all four courses. Each course will also include lectures and presentations from other distinguished scholars, as well as EU, U.S. and WTO officials, and expert practitioners in the fields of EU law and international trade.