Professor of Law
“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
—Lord Acton, 1887
"Life must be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards."
AB, Harvard University-Radcliffe College
J.D., University of Georgia
LLM, Georgetown University
of expertise: International trade law, international business transactions, international transactional skills, public international law, civil procedure.
Cherie O. Taylor is a Professor of Law at Houston College of Law, where she teaches International Business Transactions, Transactional Skills (International Business), World Trading Systems, NAFTA: Trade and Transactions, International Civil Litigation, European Union Law and Civil Procedure. She has published widely in the field of international economic law with an emphasis on regionalism, WTO/GATT law and dispute settlement and U.S. trade policy, in articles which have been published by the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business. Professor Taylor is the former Chair of the International Economic Law Group (IELG) of the American Society of International Law and still serves on its Advisory Board. While serving as Vice Chair and Chair of the IELG, she organized two IELG scholarly conferences, one of which, International Economic Conflict and Resolution, was held at Houston College of Law. Professor Taylor serves as the founder/advisor to CURRENTS: International Trade Law Journal at Houston College of Law. She earned her A.B. at Harvard-Radcliffe and her J.D. at the University of Georgia where she served as a Notes Editor on the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law and was admitted to the Order of the Coif. Immediately after graduation, she clerked for Judge Thomas A. Clark on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Before coming to Houston College of Law, she practiced in the International Trade Group at Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, D.C. where she focused on import relief actions, Section 301 cases, and advising clients on trade legislation and multilateral and regional trade agreements. While in practice Professor Taylor also earned her LL.M at Georgetown University Law Center.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Bibliography of Writings
Regionalism: The Second-Best Option?
28 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 155 (2008)
Of Free Trade Agreements and Models
19 Ind. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. ____ (2008)
Impossible Cases: Lessons From the First Decade of WTO Dispute Settlement
28 U. Penn. J. Int’l Econ. L. 309 (2007)
WTO Appellate Body Roundtable,
99 Am. Soc’y Int’l L. Proc. 175 (2005)
Foreword, International Economic Conflict and Resolution Symposium
22 NW. J. Int’l. & Bus. 311 (2002)
Linkage and Rule-making: Observations on Trade and Investment and Trade and Labor
19 U. Penn. J. Int’l. Econ. L. 639 (1998)
The Limits of Economic Power: Section 301 and the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement System
30 Vand. J. Transnational Law 209 (1997)
Dispute Resolution as a Catalyst for Economic Integration and an Agent for Deepening Integration: NAFTA and MERCOSUR?
17 NW. J. Int'l. L. & Bus. 850 (1997)
Fast Track, Trade Policy and Free Trade Agreements: How NAFTA Became a Battle
28 Geo. Wash. J. Int’l. Law & Econ. 2 ( 1994)