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Patricia I. Hansen

  • J. Waddy Bullion Professor


  • JD Yale
  • MPA Princeton
  • AB Harvard

PATRICIA ISELA HANSEN (JD, Yale; MPA, Princeton) has taught at the University of Texas School of Law since 1994. She currently holds the J. Waddy Bullion Professorship in Law and is Director of the dual degree program in Law and Latin American Studies. A prominent scholar in the area of international economic law, Professor Hansen has published numerous articles on the interplay between international economic law and environmental and consumer protection and dispute settlement in regional trade agreements. She has also done significant work on projects aimed at strengthening the rule of law in Latin America, and is a member of the American Law Institute and the Board of Directors of the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association. She teaches courses on international trade; NAFTA; federal civil procedure; and legal and political reform in Latin America.

Prior to joining the UT faculty, Professor Hansen clerked for John Porfilio of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and worked for five years as a litigator at the law firm of Shea & Gardner in Washington, D.C.

Recent Publications

  • Perspectives on Diplomacy, Arbitration and Adjudication from the United States and Latin America, in Dispute Resolution 65 (Carl Baudenbacher ed.; Stuttgart: German Law Publishers 2009).
  • Dispute Settlement in the NAFTA and Beyond [Symposium: Globalization and the Judiciary], 40 Texas International Law Journal 417 (2005).
  • Judicialization and Globalization in the North American Free Trade Agreement, 38 Texas International Law Journal 489 (2003). [Reprinted in Portuguese as Judicialização e Globalização no Acordo de Livre Comércio da América do Norte (NAFTA) in Cadernos do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Direito, Aug. 2004, at 74.]

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Patricia I. Hansen

Work (512) 232-1321

Fax (512) 471-6988

Office: JON 5.254
The University of Texas at Austin
727 E Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Faculty Assistant

Dottie M. Lee
(512) 232-1327

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