Herbert L. Bernstein Memorial Lecture in Comparative Law

Dispute Settlement in the WTO: An Evolving Process Under Challenges


Seung Wha Chang


Seung Wha Chang is one of the seven Members of the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body. Chang is also a Professor of Law at Seoul National University School of Law, where he began his academic career in 1995 and was awarded tenure in 2002. He has taught international trade law and, in particular WTO dispute settlement, at more than ten foreign law schools, including Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, Stanford Law School, New York University, Duke Law School, and Georgetown University. In addition, Professor Chang previously served as a judge on the Seoul District Court, handling many cases involving international trade disputes. He also practiced as a foreign attorney at an international law firm in Washington D.C., handling international trade matters, including trade remedies and WTO-related disputes.

Professor Chang has published many books and articles in the field of International Trade Law in internationally-recognized journals. In addition, he serves as an Editorial or Advisory Board Member of the Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford University Press) and the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (Oxford University Press). Professor Chang holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.) and a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from Seoul National University School of Law; and a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) as well as a Doctorate in International Trade Law (S.J.D.) from Harvard Law School.


Lecture not recorded due to speaker request.

Lecture Date

October 7, 2015