Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
2008 Jessup International Moot Court World Championship Team.

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The International Law Faculty

Peter M. Gerhart

Professor; BA 1967 (Northwestern), JD 1971 (Columbia)
Former dean of the law school, Peter Gerhart teaches International Trade and Development in the Law School and Global Economic Issues in the Weatherhead School of Business. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for European Legal Studies at Cambridge University in England and a visiting professor at the Central European University in Budapest. His series of articles on the World Trade Organization advance the view that the WTO is an institution of participatory democracy.


“The Parochial Nation-State and International Law,” in A Festschrift in Honor of Petar Sarcevic, eds. Erauw, Tomljenovic and Volken (2006)

“Distributive Values and Institutional Design for the Global Commons,” in International Public Goods and International Intellectual Property, eds. Jerome Reichman and Keith Maskus (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

“Power and Preferences: Developing Countries and the Role of the WTO Appellate Body,” 30 North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation 516 (2005) (with Archana Seema Kella)

“Introduction: The Triangulation of International Intellectual Property Law: Cooperation, Power, and Normative Welfare,” 36 Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 1 (2004)

“The World Trade Organization and Participatory Democracy: The Historical Evidence,” 37 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 897 (2004)

“Understanding National Treatment: The Participatory Vision of the WTO, 14 Indiana Journal of International Law 505 (2004) (with Michael Barron)

“The Two Constitutional Visions of the World Trade Organization,” 20 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law 101 (2003)

“Slow Transformations: The WTO As a Distributive Organization,” 17 American University International Law Review 1045 (2002)

“The Sales Convention in Courts: Uniformity, Adaptability, and Adoptability,” in The International Sale of Goods Revisited 77, eds. P. Sarcevic and P. Volken (Kluwer Law International, 2001)

“Reflections: Beyond Compliance Theory-TRIPS as a Substantive Issue,” 32 Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 357 (2000)

“Why Lawmaking for Global Intellectual Property is Unbalanced,” 22 European Intellectual Property Review 309 (2000)