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Andrew T. Guzman

Andrew T. Guzman

Dean and Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law, and Professor of Law and Political Science

Telephone: (213) 740-6473
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 300
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Last Updated: July 19, 2018

Andrew T. Guzman joined the USC Gould School of Law as dean and Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law, and Professor of Law and Political Science on July 1, 2015.

An authority on international law and economics, Guzman has written extensively on international trade, international regulatory matters, foreign direct investment and public international law. Guzman's recent work has addressed international tribunals, soft law, the safety of imported products, and climate change. His interdisciplinary research addresses problems across the range of public and private international law, including international regulatory cooperation, foreign investment, international trade, theories of international law and rational choice approaches.
Guzman is a member of the board of editors of six journals, including the Journal of International Economic Law. He has served as a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and as an international arbitrator. He is the author of Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change, How International Law Works and International Trade Law.
Prior to joining USC Gould, he was the Jackson H. Ralston Professor of Law and associate dean of International and Advanced Programs at UC Berkeley, where he also served as director of the International and Executive Legal Education Program. In addition, he has taught as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, the University of Virginia Law School, Vanderbilt Law School, the University of Hamburg, and the National University Law School in Bangalore, India.
Guzman earned his JD and PhD (Economics) from Harvard University, where he was Books & Commentaries Editor for the Harvard Law Review.


  • International Order Without Law: The Power of Soft Law in Global Governance (with Timothy Meyer) (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2015)
  • Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change (Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • International Trade Law: Case and Materials, 2d ed. (with Joost Pauwelyn) (Aspen Publishers, 2012)
  • Regulation and Competition in the Global Economy: Cooperation, Comity, and Competition Policy (ed.) (Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • How International Law Works: A Rational Choice Theory (Oxford University Press, 2008)
  • Research Handbook in International Economic Law (edited with Alan O. Sykes) (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007)

Articles and Book Chapters

  • “The Law and Economics of Soft Law,” forthcoming in Research Handbook on the Economics of Public International Law (Eugene Kontorovich, ed. 2015)
  •  “The Economics of International Law,” (with Alan Sykes) forthcoming in Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics (Francesco Parisi, ed. 2015)
  •  “Applicable Law in International Investment Disputes,” (with Jan Dalhuisen) 8 World Arbitration & Mediation Review 229 (2014) - (SSRN)
  • “Human Rights Backsliding,” (with Katerina Linos) 102 California Law Review 603 (2014) - (Hein)
  • “Some Ways that Theories on Customary International Law Fail: A Reply to Laszlo Blutman,” (with Jerome Hsiang) 25 European Journal of International Law 553 (2014)
  • “Expropriatory and Non-Expropriatory Takings Under International Investment Law,” (with Jan Dalhuisen) 10 Transnational Dispute Management 19 (Sept. 2013) - (SSRN)
  • “International Organizations and the Frankenstein Problem” 24 European Journal of International Law 999 (2013) - (www)
  • “The Five Stages of Climate Change Acceptance,” Oxford University Press Blog (Feb. 16, 2013),
  • “Against Consent,” 52 Virginia Journal of International Law 747 (2012) - (Hein)
  • “Climate Change and U.S. Interests: Response to Critics,” 41 Environmental Law Reporter 10726 (2011) - (SSRN)
  • “Climate Change and U.S. Interests,” (with Jody Freeman) 109 Columbia Law Review 1531 (2009), excerpted in 41 Environmental Law & Policy Annual Review 10695 (2011) - (Hein)
  • “A Strategy for Cooperation in Global Competition Policy,” in Regulation and Competition in the Global Economy: Cooperation, Comity, and Competition Policy (Andrew T. Guzman, ed. 2010)
  • “International Soft Law,” (with Timothy L. Meyer) 2 Journal of Legal Analysis 171 (2010) - (Hein)
  • “How International Law Works,” 1 International Theory 285 (2009) - (SSRN)
  • “How International Law Works: A Response to Commentators,” 1 International Theory 335 (2009) - (bepress)
  • “Importers as Regulators: Product Safety in Globalized World,” (with Kenneth Bamberger) in Import Safety: Governance Challenges in the Global Economy (Cary Coglianese & Adam Finkel, eds. 2009) - (SSRN)
  • “Determining the Appropriate Standard of Review in WTO Disputes,” 42 Cornell International Law Journal 45 (2009) - (Hein)
  • “International Common Law: The Soft Law of International Tribunals,” (with Timothy L. Meyer) 9 Chicago Journal of International Law 515 (2009) - (Hein)
  • “Competing For Capital: The Diffusion of Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1960-2000,” (with Beth Simmons & Zachary Elkins) 2008 University of Illinois Law Review 265 (2008) - (Hein)
  • “Keeping Imports Safe: A Proposal for Discriminatory Regulation of International Trade,” (with Kenneth Bamberger) 96 California Law Review 1405 (2008) - (Hein)
  • “International Tribunals: A Rational Choice Analysis,” 157 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 171 (2008) - (Hein)
  • “The Myth of International Delegation,” (with Jennifer Landsidle) 96 California Law Review 1693 (2008) - (Hein)
  • “Dispute Resolution in SPS Cases,” inTen Years of WTO Dispute Settlement (Horovitz, Moulis & Steger, eds. 2007) - (SSRN)
  • “International Competition Law,” in Research Handbook in International Economic Law (Andrew T. Guzman & Alan O. Sykes, eds. 2007) - (SSRN)
  • “Customary International Law in the 21st Century,” (with Timothy L. Meyer) in Progress in International Organization (Bratspies & Miller eds. 2007) - (SSRN)
  • “Competing For Capital: The Diffusion of Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1960-2000,” (with Beth Simmons & Zachary Elkins) 60 International Organization 811 (2006) - (SSRN)
  • “The Promise of International Law,” 92 Virginia Law Review 533 (2006) - (Hein)
  • “Reputation and International Law,” 34 Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law 379 (2006) - (Hein)
  • “Power Plays and Capacity Constraints: The Selection of Defendants in World Trade Organization Disputes,” (with Beth Simmons) 34 Journal of Legal Studies 557 (2005) - (Hein)
  • “The Design of International Agreements,” 16 European Journal of International Law 579 (2005) - (www)
  • “Saving Customary International Law,” 27 Michigan Journal of International Law 115 (2005) - (Hein)
  • “Food Fears: Health and Safety at the WTO,” 45 Virginia Journal of International Law 1 (2004) - (Hein)
  • “Global Governance and the WTO,” 45 Harvard International Law Journal 303 (2004) - (Hein)
  • “The Case for International Antitrust,” in Competition Law in Conflict: Antitrust Jurisdiction in the Global Economy (Michael Greve & Richard Epstein, eds. 2004), reprinted in 22 Berkeley Journal of International Law 355 (2004) - (Hein)
  • “Trade, Labor, Legitimacy,” 91 California Law Review 885 (2003) - (Hein)
  • “International Antitrust and the WTO: The Lesson from Intellectual Property,” 43 Virginia Journal of International Law 933 (2003) - (Hein)
  • “A Compliance-Based Theory of International Law,” 90 California Law Review 1823 (2002) - (Hein)
  • “To Settle or Empanel? An Empirical Analysis of Litigation and Settlement at the World Trade Organization,” (with Beth Simmons) 31 Journal of Legal Studies S205 (2002) - (Hein)
  • “The Cost of Credibility: Explaining Resistance to Interstate Dispute Resolution Mechanisms,” 31 Journal of Legal Studies 303 (2002) - (Hein)
  • “Choice of Law: New Foundations,” 90 Georgetown Law Journal 883 (2002) - (Hein)
  • “Public Choice and International Regulatory Competition,” 90 Georgetown Law Journal 971 (2002) - (Hein)
  • “International Regulatory Harmonization, Introduction to Symposium,” 3 Chicago Journal of International Law 271 (2002) - (Hein)
  • “Antitrust and International Regulatory Federalism,” 76 New York University Law Review 1142 (2001) - (Hein)
  • “Choice and Federal Intervention in Corporate Law,” (with Stephen Choi ) 87 Virginia Law Review 961 (2001) - (Hein)
  • “International Bankruptcy: In Defense of Universalism,” 98 Michigan Law Review 2177 (2000) - (Hein)
  • “Arbitrator Liability: Reconciling Arbitration and Mandatory Rules,” 49 Duke Law Journal 1279 (2000) - (Hein)
  • “An Economic Analysis of Transnational Bankruptcies,” (with Lucian Bebchuk ) 42 Journal of Law & Economics 775 (1999) - (Hein)
  • “Capital Market Regulation in Developing Countries: A Proposal,” 39 Virginia Journal of International Law 607 (1999) - (Hein)
  • “The Promise of International Law: Review of Jack Goldsmith & Eric Posner, The Limits of International Law,” 92 Virginia Law Review 533 (2006) - (Hein)
  • “Is International Antitrust Possible?,” 73 New York University Law Review 1501 (1998) - (Hein)
  • “Portable Reciprocity: Rethinking the International Reach of Securities Regulation,” (with Stephen Choi) 71 Southern California Law Review 903 (1998) - (Hein)
  • “Why LDCs Sign Treaties That Hurt Them: Explaining the Popularity of Bilateral Investment Treaties,” 38 Virginia Journal of International Law 639 (1998), reprinted in Classics in International Investment Law (August Reinisch, ed. 2014) - (Hein)
  • “National Laws, International Money: Regulation in a Global Capital Market,” (with Stephen Choi) 65 Fordham Law Review 1855 (1997) - (Hein)
  • “The Dangerous Extraterritoriality of American Securities Law,” (with Stephen Choi) 17 Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business 207 (1996) - (Hein)
  • “How Would You Like to Pay for That?: The Strategic Effects of Fee Arrangements on Settlement Terms,” (with Lucian Bebchuk) 1 Harvard Negotiation Law Review 53 (1996) - (Hein)
  • “Review of M. Sornarajah, The International Law on Foreign Investment,” 6 European Journal of International Law 612 (1996) - (www)
  • “Note, A Reformed Economic Model of Consumer Bankruptcy,” 109 Harvard Law Review 1338 (1996) - (Hein)
  • “No End in Sight: Review of William A. Schabas,The Abolition of the Death Penalty in International Law,” 108 Harvard Law Review 483 (1994) - (Hein)


The Washington Post
June 12, 2019
Re: Niels W. Frenzen

Niels W. Frenzen was quoted about the case of Scott Warren, an activist who was arrested and charged with harboring and conspiring to transport undocumented immigrants. In 2017, a directive from then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prioritize cases involving the transportation of undocumented immigrants,"brought to a head the conflict between immigration enforcement and a sanctuary movement that reaches back to the 1980s," explained Frenzen. "While maintaining a spiritual element, the movement has become more political and less religious...especially as the Trump administration draws stark battle lines on immigration," he said. Frenzen's quote was also mentioned in the National Post, Daily Herald, Calgary Herald, Montreal Gazette, Leader Post, Ottawa Citizen, The London Free Press, The Star Phoenix,, The Salt Lake Tribune, and The Province.


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Thomas D. Lyon
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