Rachel Brewster


Rachel Brewster is a professor of law at Duke Law School and the co-director of Duke’s Center for International and Comparative Law. Her scholarly research and teaching focus on the areas of international economic law, anti-corruption law, and international relations theory. Her recent publications include: “The Domestic and International Enforcement of the O.E.C.D. Anti-Bribery Convention,” 15 Chicago Journal of International Law 84 (2014); “Supplying Compliance: Why and When the United States Complies with WTO Rulings,” 39 Yale Journal of International Law 201 (2014) (with Adam Chilton); and “Pricing Compliance: When Formal Remedies Displace Reputational Sanctions,” 54 Harvard International Law Journal 259 (2013).

Brewster received her BA and JD from the University of Virginia, where she was articles editor for the Virginia Law Review. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, where she received the John Patrick Hagan Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. She served as legal counsel in the Office of the United States Trade Representative in 2008. She has taught at several universities including Harvard Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, the University of Saint Gallen (Switzerland), and the University of Hamburg’s Institute of Law and Economics (Germany).