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Petros C. Mavroidis

  • Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign & Comparative Law

Dr. Iuris, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1992
LL.M., University of California at Berkeley, 1986
Master’s, L’Institut d’Études Européennes, U.L.B, Brussels, 1983
Ptihion (LL.B) in Law, University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Law and Economic Science, 1982

Areas of Specialty

World Trade Organization

Petros C. Mavroidis joined the faculty in 2003. He served as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) legal affairs division from 1992 to 1995 and has been a legal adviser to the WTO since 1996. He was the chief co-rapporteur for the American Law Institute study “Principles of International Trade: The WTO” (2013).

Mavroidis has written 10 books and scores of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His book The Regulation of International Trade won the 2017 Certificate of Merit in International Law for a distinguished contribution to the field from the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. The two-volume tome is a meticulous exploration of WTO agreements regulating trade in goods. The third volume of the series, dealing with Trade in Services, was published by MIT Press in 2020.

At Columbia Law, Mavroidis is a member of the Center on Global Governance and serves on the boards of advisers for the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and the Columbia Journal of European Law.

Among his many affiliations, Mavroidis is a member of the American Law Institute, American Arbitration Association, Non-resident fellow at Bruegel, and the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law.


Activities and Affiliations

  • Chief co-reporter of the American Law Institute project “Principles of International Trade: the WTO”
  • Co-rapporteur of the international trade law committee, International Law Association
  • Member of the board, Council of the World Trade Law Association
  • Associate editor, Journal of World Trade
  • Member, Advisory Board Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Fellow
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Member, American Society of International Law

Professional Experience

  • Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign and Comparative Law, Columbia Law School, New York, 2003–present
  • Professor of Law, University of Neuchâtel, 1996–present
  • Professor, European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy, Joint appointment at the Robert Schuman Centre and the Law Faculty, 2011–2016
  • International Franqui Chair, Katolieke Universiteit van Leuven, 2009
  • Visiting Professor, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 2003
  • European University Institute (EUI), 1999–2000
  • Visiting Professor, Université de Fribourg, 1999
  • Chargé des cours, Institut d’Etudes Européennes (ULB), 1999–present
  • Legal Advisor to the World Trade Organization (WTO), 1996–present
  • GATT/WTO, Legal Affairs Division, 1992–1996
  • OECD/DAFFEE, Advisor on Trade and Competition, July–August 1994
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan, 1991–1992
  • Ministry of Trade, Greece, 1987–1988
  • A. A. Damaskindis (Law Firm), 1986–1987
  • Legal Service (Internship in the Department of External Relations), EC Commission, 1983–1984

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