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School of Law
Professor James T. Gathii Elected to the American Journal of International Law Board of Editors
Loyola’s Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law to serve four-year term on prestigious board
CHICAGO, July 8, 2014 — Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law is pleased to announce that James Thuo Gathii, professor and Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law, has been elected to serve a four-year term on the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law (AJIL).
Founded in 1906 and published quarterly, the AJIL is the world’s preeminent peer-reviewed international law journal. New editors are elected to the board of the AJIL based on their scholarship and creativity, as demonstrated in books, articles, and other written work. Election to its board of editors is regarded as a signature achievement for scholars of international law.
Gathii joined Loyola in 2012 as the Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law. He has a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and practice in the fields of international trade law, international law, and human rights, and is a founding member of the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) Network. He is currently serving as an investor-state arbitrator in two arbitrations at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. He has published more than 70 articles and book chapters, and two books, African Regional Trade Agreements as Legal Regimes (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and War, Commerce, and International Law (Oxford University Press, 2010). His third book will be published next year.
At Loyola, Gathii teaches courses in International Trade Law, Human Rights in the Global Economy, and a colloquium that brings leading international legal scholars and practitioners to the School of Law during the spring semester.
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