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Global Law and Policy for the Americas Initiative

Our Mission

The relationship between nations and the international landscape is changing.  Global Law and Policy for the Americas provides a platform in which to examine new legal frameworks for addressing global challenges in coordination with local solutions.   Specifically, it focuses on the role of the Americas in shaping global law and policy and on the ways that domestic law and policy in the different regions of the Americas connect with the global.    NAFTA renegotiations have highlighted a redefining of North America and its role in the world. New economic players, technological innovation, and environmental challenges are changing the marketplace, questioning globalization, shifting global power dynamics, and impacting the future of international law and its institutions. Law shapes society, motivates behavior, and creates incentives for action. The 20th century marked important changes in the role of law, domestic and international, for the Americas, with reemerging democracies and new markets. The Americas are rich in resources, diverse in cultures, and a source of economic power and will continue to play an important role in the future of global law and policy. GLPA considers these shifts in international law and policy and emphasizes the interplay between the global to the local.


Elizabeth Trujillo will be a plenary speaker for the upcoming American Society of Comparative Law Annual Meeting on “Internationalizing Comparative Law” hosted by the University of Wisconsin Law School and the Global Legal Studies Center on Thursday, October 21, 2021.

Program | Registration

The Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Present a Panel Discussion

Have you ever thought about being an international trade lawyer?

Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Global Vaccine Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nicholas J. Diamond
Director, Crowell & Moring International

Tuesday, November 9, 2021