Raj Bhala

Raj Bhala

Associate Dean and Distinguished Professor, The University of Kansas, School of Law

Raj Bhala is Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law and Rice Distinguished Professor at the School of Law, The University of Kansas. His authored books include the two-volume treatise Modern GATT Law (published by Thomson Sweet & Maxwell, 2nd ed. 2013) and textbook Understanding Islamic Law (LexisNexis, 1st ed., 2011). He has also written International Trade Law (LexisNexis, 3rd ed., 2008, 4th ed. 2015), a textbook used in roughly 100 law schools across the world. His book, Trade, Development, and Social Justice (Carolina Academic Press, 1st ed. 2003), deals with special and differential treatment for poor countries. Bhala practiced international banking law at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York between 1989-93 and represented the United States in international wire transfer negotiations at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), dealt with legal issues in the largest financial market in the world (foreign exchange), and was actively involved in international banking law enforcement, including the infamous scandal involving the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI). He holds a law degree from Harvard, Master’s degrees from Oxford and LSE, which he earned as a Marshall Scholar, and a bachelor's degree from Duke. Disclaimer: External experts are not affiliated with Gateway House and have been presented here for reference only.

J.D., cum laude, Harvard University; M.Sc., Management, University of Oxford; M.Sc., Economics, London School of Economics; A.B., summa cum laude, Economics, University of Duke.


International Trade Law, Islamic Law

Last modified: June 16, 2017

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