Faculty of the Brussels & Geneva Program
Note: listed are the lead professors and coordinators for all three 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.
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 Netherlands.
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.
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.