The Law in Action at the WTO

7 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2006

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Spencer Weber Waller

Loyola University Chicago School of Law


There has been relatively little written applying the insights of legal realism to international law, particularly international economic law. Professor Gregory Shaffer has admirably filled his gap in his excellent book, Defending Interests: Public-Private Partnerships in WTO Litigation. In my review, I identify the strengths of the book and how it bodes well for the future of international economic law scholarship.

Keywords: international economic law, WTO, dispute settlement, legal realism

JEL Classification: F02, F10, F13, F15

Suggested Citation

Waller, Spencer Weber, The Law in Action at the WTO. Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 40, 2004. Available at SSRN:

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