Anu Bradford

Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization; Director, The European Legal Studies Center

Office: 435 West 116th Street
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 927
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-9242

Assistant Info

Name: Jessica Copland
Phone: (212) 854-0667

Areas of Teaching and Research

  • International Trade Law and International Political Economy
  • International Antitrust Law
  • International Relations Theory
  • European Union Law



  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D., 2007
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M., 2002 (Fulbright Scholar)
  • University of Helsinki, Licentiate in Laws, 2001, magna cum laude
  • University of Helsinki, Master of Laws, 2000, laudatur, equivalent to summa cum laude



Anu Bradford joined the faculty as professor of law in July 2012. She is a scholar of international economic law and European Union law, and was the Visiting Assistant D'Atri Professor of Law, Business, and Society at Columbia Law School in the fall of 2011. From 2008 to 2012, she was an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, where she specialized in international trade law. Before joining the University of Chicago faculty, she taught at Harvard College, Brandeis University, and the University of Helsinki Faculty of Law.

Bradford earned her S.J.D. (2007) and LL.M. (2002) degrees from Harvard Law School and also holds a law degree from the University of Helsinki. After completing her LL.M. studies as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School, Bradford practiced antitrust law and European Union law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels for two years before returning to Harvard for her doctoral studies. She has also served as an adviser on economic policy in the Parliament of Finland and as an expert assistant to a member of the European Parliament.

In 2010, Bradford was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She is a member of the New York bar and is qualified to practice law in Finland.


Selected Publications

  • "Sharing the Risks and Rewards of Economic Migration," 80 University of Chicago Law Review 1 (2013).
  • "Reversible Rewards" (with Omri Ben-Shahar), 15 (1) American Law and Economics Review 2013.
  • "The Brussels Effect," 107 Northwestern University Law Review 1 (2013).
  • "Efficient Enforcement in International Law" (with Omri Ben-Shahar), 12 Chicago Journal of International Law 375 (Winter 2012).
  • "International Antitrust Cooperation and the Preference for Non-Binding Regimes," in Cooperation, Comity and Competition Policy, edited by Andrew Guzman. Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • "Universal Exceptionalism in International Law" (with Eric Posner), 52 Harvard International Law Journal 3 (2011).
  • "When the WTO Works, and How It Fails," 51 Virginia Journal of International Law (2010).