Eliza Patterson

Visiting Professor, Sciences-Po, Paris

Patterson Eliza

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JD, Harvard Law School, 1975


International economic law and policy, trade law, international economic negotiations


Eliza Patterson is a graduate of Harvard Law School who has worked in the area of international economic law and policy for the past thirty years. She has worked in both the public and private sectors and most recently in academia.

In the private sector, as an associate at several major international law firms and consulting firms, she represented foreign companies interested in trading with and investing in the United States. In the US federal government she was involved in multiple international economic negotiations while serving in the Foreign Agriculture Service and the US International Trade Commission.

She also served as the Washington representative for international trade for the Port Authority of NY and NJ. As a Fulbright Scholar, she taught courses on international trade law and policy and economic negotiations at Renmin University in Beijing, China. She previously taught at Washington and Lee School of Law, Georgetown School of law and Columbia University.

She currently teaches at Sciences Po in Paris during the spring semester and at John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and at Syracuse University's Maxwell School during the fall semester.