Cherie O. Taylor

Vice President, Associate Dean for Academics, Professor of Law, and Director of Institute for International Legal Practice & National Security

A.B., Harvard University-Radcliffe College
J.D., University of Georgia
LL.M., Georgetown University

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Procedure
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Trade Law
  • International Transactional Skills
  • Public International Law



Office: 628T

Cherie O. Taylor is a Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law Houston, 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 South Texas College of Law Houston. Professor Taylor serves as the founder/advisor to CURRENTS: International Trade Law Journal at South Texas College of Law Houston. 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 South Texas College of Law Houston, 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.



Twenty-First Century Trade Policy: What the U.S. has Done & What it Might do, 23 Currents: J. Int’l Econ. L. 49 (2019).

Beyond Retaliation, 38 Nw. J. Int’l L. & Bus. 55 (2017).

Of Free Trade Agreements and Models, 19 Ind. Int’l L. & Comp. L. Rev. 569 (2009).

The U.S. Approach to Regionalism: Recent Past and Future, 15 ILSA J. Int’l & Comp. L. 413 (2009).

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Primer, 17 Currents, Wint. 2008, at 3.

Regionalism: the Second Best Option? 28 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 155 (2008).

Impossible Cases: Lessons from the First Decade of WTO Dispute Settlement, 28 U. Pa. J. Int’l Econ. L. 309 (2007).

Interrelationships: International Economic Law and Developing Countries, 27 B.C. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 187 (2004).

Foreword: International Economic Conflict and Resolution, 22 Nw. J. Int’l L. & Bus. 311 (2002).

Foreword, 42 S. Tex. L. Rev. 1187 (2001).

The Mexican Trucking Case and NAFTA: Introduction, 42 S. Tex. L. Rev. 1239 (2001).

The Mexican Trucking Case and NAFTA: Afterword, 42 S. Tex. L. Rev. 1259 (2001).

The Future of International Economic Dispute Resolution in the Western Hemisphere (Dispute Settlement in the FTAA), 42 S. Tex. L. Rev. 1265 (2001).

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. Transnat’l. L. 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: Why the NAFTA Turned Into a Battle, 28 Geo. Wash. J. Int’l L. & Econ. 1 (1994).


WTO Appellate Body Roundtable, 99 Am. Soc’y Int’l L. Proc. 175 (2005). (Commentator with John H. Jackson)

International Civil Litigation Issues: When Foreign Clients End up in U.S. Courts , When Your Practice Goes International: a Primer on Basic International Business, Litigation and Trade Law Issues. (Houston: South Texas College of Law Houston, 1997). (Tab K)

New World Trade Organization and US, European Trade Regulations, EC/US Comparative Law Symposium (Houston: South Texas College of Law Houston, 1995). (Tab L)

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