Celebrating 125 Years

Faculty Detail

Juscelino F. Colares
Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law and Professor of Political Science; Associate Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center

LL.B., Universidade de Brasília (UnB)/Universidade Federal do Ceará (Brazil)
Ph.D./M.A., Political Economy, University of Tennessee
J.D., Cornell Law School
Phone: 216/368-6387
View CV (PDF)
Areas of Expertise
  • International Trade Law and Policy (Can speak to President Trump's approach to trade negotiations)
  • Law and Economics; Civil Procedure
  • Federalism, Conflict of Laws
  • Financial Integrity (AML/CFT, Economic Sanctions, Anti-Corruption)

Faculty Biography

Juscelino F. Colares is the Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law, Professor of Political Science and Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center. Colares teaches courses in civil procedure, conflict of laws, international business law and regulatory law. His scholarship explores interjurisdictional problems that emerge in litigation involving conflicts between national regulatory law and international trade norms. Colares's research has appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals and law reviews, including the American Law and Economics Review, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Journal of International Economic Law, Journal of World Trade, Jurimetrics, Revista dos Tribunais (Brazil), Columbia Journal of European Law, Cornell International Law Journal, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review and Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.

A former clerk for the Hon. Jean-Louis Debré, Chief Justice of the Conseil constitutionnel (the French Constitutional Court) (2008-09 term), and visiting professor at Ecole normale supérieure in Paris, Colares, was born in Brazil and is a naturalized citizen of the United States. Colares practiced law at Dewey Ballantine, LLP in Washington, D.C., where he litigated trade cases before federal agencies, federal courts and NAFTA panels. Colares was recently reappointed by the Office of the United Trade Representative to serve on the United States Roster of NAFTA Chapter 19 (Trade) Panelists. A versatile scholar, lawyer and economist, Colares is involved in numerous internationalization efforts at Case Western Reserve University and currently serves as chair of the university's faculty senate.

Get the latest news from CWRU Law directly to your inbox