David A. Gantz

David A. Gantz

Professor Emeritus, James E. Rogers College of Law
David A. Gantz

College of Law 261

David A. Gantz teaches and writes in the areas of international trade and investment law, regional trade agreements, public international law and international environmental law. He is also a nonresident fellow for Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy Mexico Center with a focus on international trade and economics. Previously, David was a visiting professor of law at American University and George Washington University Law School, a lecturer in law at the University of Pennsylvania and visiting assistant professor of law at the University of Costa Rica. David has also taught at Georgetown University, Loyola University, the University of San Diego Law School and Universidad Rafael Landívar. He served earlier in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State and practiced law in Washington, D.C., after earning AB (Harvard College), JD, JSM (Stanford Law School).

He has written extensively on World Trade Organization and NAFTA trade law and dispute resolution issues, as well as a range of other international trade matters. Gantz is the author or co-author of four books and more than 50 law review articles and book chapters, has served as a consultant for the UNDP, USAID and the World Bank, among others, and served as a panelist under Chapters 11, 19 and 20 of NAFTA. His most recent book is Liberalizing International Trade after Doha: Multilateral, Plurilateral, Regional and Unilateral Initiatives (Cambridge University Press, 2013, 2015).

Research Interests:  International trade law; international environmental law; NAFTA, GATT, foreign investment disputes; arbitration of NAFTA disputes, international arbitration, trade and the environment