William J. Davey

davey (1)William J. Davey is the Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law Emeritus at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he has taught since 1984. From 1995-99, he was served as the director of the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization. Since 2001, he has chaired several WTO dispute settlement panels, including cases involving Brazil/ Canada, Korea/EU, Japan/Ukraine and Pakistan/EU, and served as a panelist in an EU/US dispute. In 2007, the University of Berne conferred an honorary doctor of laws degree on Professor Davey, inter alia, “for his fundamental work in the development and evolution of the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement system.”

Professor Davey is the author of Legal Problems of International Economic Relations (sixth edition 2013, with Jackson & Sykes); Non-discrimination in the World Trade Organization: The Rules and Exceptions (2012); European Union Law (third edition 2011, with Bermann, Goebel & Fox); Enforcing World Trade Rules: Essays on WTO Dispute Settlement and GATT Obligations (2006); Pine & Swine: Canada-United States Trade Dispute Settlement (1996); and Handbook of WTO/GATT Dispute Settlement (1991-2000, with Pescatore & Lowenfeld), as well as the editor of The Future of International Economic Law (2008, with Jackson).

After graduating from law school in 1974, Professor Davey clerked for Judge J. Edward Lumbard and Justice Potter Stewart. He then worked in Brussels and New York for Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.