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UHLC Professor Elizabeth Trujillo receives the award for Outstanding Graduate Mentor at the 2024 UH Faculty Excellence Awards ceremony.


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Professor Elizabeth Trujillo recently published, The USMCA and the Environment: Setting Trends for Global and Regional Trade, in The Future of Trade: A North American Perspective (David A. Gantz and Tony Payan, eds, 2023).  This was a grant-funded project sponsored by Rice University’s Bake Institute for Public Law and Policy Center for US-Mexico and the Charles Koch Foundation.  More on this publication can be found here.

International Law Week-end

Congratulations to Professor Gebru’s recent participation at International Law Week-end in NYC

Professor Gebru’s participated in the panel Beyond Multilateral Intellectual Property Law at International Law Week-end (Oct. 19-21, 2023) in New York City hosted by the American Branch of the International Law Association

GLPA is proud to announce the Houston Journal of International Law (HJIL) Symposium Issue 45:1 that summarizes the papers and presentations from the GLPA webinar series, “Constitutionalism, Trade, Social Justice, & Sustainability in the Americas: Lessons from the 2020 Global Pandemic,“ and the follow-up webinar, “Global Challenges, Local Solutions: Supply Chains, Sustainability, and Governance.” For more information on the publication,

Professor Trujillo publishes with Professor Sabrina Ragone from the University of Bologna, Global Challenges, Local Solutions: An Introduction to New Perspectives to International and Comparative Law, as an Introduction to the HJIL-GLPA Symposium series, and can be found here:

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Upcoming Trade Forum, “The Future of Trade: A North American Perspective,” hosted by the Center for U.S. and Mexico of the Baker Institute at Rice University. Professor Trujillo will be a panelist at this event discussing the outcomes of the USMCA on environmental sustainability for North America. To register and for more information, please click here


Global Law and Policy for the Americas Initiative

UH Law students are invited to register for the Careers & Internships in International Trade, Customs, and Export Controls Law discussion hosted by the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and the American Society of International Law. The meeting will be hosted by Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP and students are invited to join in person at their offices for a fun “watch party” with Akin Gump lawyers. Click here to register