Gregory Shaffer is Chancellor's Professor at the University of California, Irvine, and President-Elect of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress in 1950. He previously served as ASIL Vice President, on its Executive Council, and as its representative to the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Shaffer is a leading international trade expert, author, and consultant on the World Trade Organization (WTO), European Union Law, globalization, transnational legal orders, and legal ordering. He introduced the concepts of public-private partnerships and legal capacity in the WTO dispute settlement system, examining how they work in practice in the United States, the European Union, Brazil, India, and China. Shaffer is a prolific author and one of the most cited international law professors in the world. He has written major books on the international law and politics governing genetically modified foods, transatlantic relations, and works in the tradition of legal realism and socio-legal studies. His publications include nine books and over 100 articles and book chapters, including Constitution-Making and Transnational Legal Order (Ginsburg and Halliday, 2019), Transnational Legal Orders (Halliday, 2015), and Transnational Legal Ordering and State Change (2013).


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