U.S. Professor Appointed to WTO Appellate Body
The World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body has appointed Professor Merit Janow of Columbia University to the WTO’s Appellate Body. Professor Janow received her law degree from Columbia University, and is currently a professor of international economic law and policy at Columbia University teaching advanced graduate courses in international trade law and law of the WTO. She has served as a panelist in a WTO dispute, was a practicing lawyer, and is a former Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative. She is filling the vacancy being created by the departure of Mr. James Bacchus, a former U.S. Congressman and the last original member of the Appellate Body.