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Alan C. Swan

Alan C. Swan
Professor of Law
J.D. 1957, University of Chicago Law School

Alan C. Swan, professor of law, earned a B.A. from Albion College in 1954 and a J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1957. He served as an associate in the New York firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, and as assistant general counsel of the Agency for International Development.

Before joining the Law School faculty in 1972, Professor Swan was assistant vice president, programs and projects, and professorial lecturer in law at the University of Chicago.

He was a member of the American Law Institute and of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law. He also served as counsel in several significant investor-state arbitrations under the NAFTA agreement.

He published numerous articles on international business and economic law, constitutional law, and contracts.

Professor Swan was co-chair of the Law School's LL.M. program in International Law. He taught courses on international business transactions, international economic law, commercial law, antitrust, and contracts.


NAFTA Article 1105: Regulatory Reform and the Search for Good Government, in Proceedings, Conference On Nafta Chapter 11 (D.C. Bar Association 2003).

Unilateralism and the Evolution of International Economic Law, in Law of International Business and Dispute Settlement in the 21st Century, Liber Amicorum For Karl-Heinz Böckstiegal 753 (2001).

Competition Policy and the International Space Station, in Proceedings, Project 2001-Commercial Uses Of Outer Space __ (2001).

The WTO and the Environmental Question, in Ila (American Branch) Proceedings (2000).

Cases And Materials On The Regulation Of International Business And Economic Relations (with John Murphy) (1991, 2d ed. 1999) (supplement 1995 and 1996).

Comment: Ethyl Corporation v. Canada, Award on Jurisdiction, 94 Am. J. Int'l L. 159-166 (2000) decision reprinted in 38 Int'l Legal Materials 708 (1999).

The Dynamics of Economic Integration in the Western Hemisphere: The Challenge to America, 31 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 1 (2000).

Fairness and Reciprocity in International Trade, Section 301 and the Rule of Law, 16 Ariz. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 37-75 (1999).

NAFTA and the Juridification of Economic Relations in the Western Hemisphere, in Proceedings of a Colloquium Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Institute for Air and Space Law, University of Cologne 217 (Karl Heinz Bockstiegal, ed., 1998).

The Hartford Insurance Company Case: Antitrust in the Global Economy-Welfare Effects and Sovereignty, in Economic Approaches To International Law (Bendhari, Sykes eds. 1998).

Book Review, 90 Am. J. Int'l L. 348 (1996) (reviewing Peter T. Muchlinski, Multinational Enterprises And The Law (1995)).