The Legal, Economic, And National Security Dimensions Of The Trans Pacific Partnership, Presented by Raj Bhala

Date and Times: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Alcoa Room, 2nd Fl.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

CLE Credit Information: 

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (1) hour of substantive credit. There is a $30 fee for processing CLE credit for this event.

Raj Bhala is Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law, and Rice Distinguished Professor, at the University of Kansas School of Law. He practiced at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he twice won the President’s Award for Excellence, thanks to his service as a delegate to the United Nations Conference on International Trade Law. He is International Legal Consultant for the Bahraini and Saudi Arabian offices of Blake, Cassels & Graydon (Canada).

A Harvard Law School graduate, he completed Masters degrees at LSE and Oxford as a Marshall Scholar, and an undergraduate degree at Duke. Bhala is author of one of the world’s leading textbooks in international trade law, International Trade Law: An Interdisciplinary, Non-Western Textbook, and the first treatise on GATT in nearly 50 years, Modern GATT Law. He is the first non-Muslim American scholar to write a textbook on Islamic Law, Understanding Islamic Law (Sharia). His two new books are on the Trans Pacific Partnership, TPP Objectively, and the law of India, Business Law of Modern India, both published by Carolina Academic Press (

Bhala has accepted an offer from Bloomberg India (known officially as “BloombergQuint”) to be a monthly columnist. His column will be called “On Point”, and it is the first to be published on the Bloomberg Quint website around Inauguration Day. “On Point” will focus on international legal and economic affairs that are of interest not only to India, but also across the world.