Apologies in advance for the shameless self-promotion, but I wanted to let everyone know that "World Trade Law: Text, Materials and Commentary" (co-authored with Bryan Mercurio, and also featuring Arwel Davies and Kara Leitner) has been published by Hart Publishing.
For more information on the book, see http://www.hartpub.co.uk/books/details.asp?isbn=9781841136608
To view the Table of Contents, see http://www.hartpub.co.uk/pdf/1841136603.pdf
For those of you who teach in the area, please feel free to order an inspection copy and consider prescribing the book in your class. An inspection copy can be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, I wanted to highlight two things we have done that differentiate this book from other law textbooks/casebooks.
First, we have taken a "hybrid" approach that combines the textbook model (which emphasizes narrative descriptions of the law) and casebook model (which emphasizes excerpts of cases). In this regard, we provide detailed descriptions of the legal and policy issues, but also offer extracts of cases to help illustrate the issues further and give a flavor of the judicial reasoning used by trade tribunals.
Second, we have taken a "global" approach to the issues, in the sense that we do not focus on just one jurisdiction. While many international trade rules, such as the WTO Agreement and NAFTA, are international in nature, trade law issues often arise in the domestic context (most prominently with trade remedies and customs rules). When discussing these issues, we provide cases from various countries, in order to give readers a sense of how trade law is applied around the world and to make the book useful and accessible to students everywhere (well, the English speaking world, anyway).