UCL Laws Staff

UCL Laws People

Fiona Smith   FIONA SMITH
LLB (Wales), LLM (Leicester), PhD (Leicester)
Senior Lecturer
Chair, Undergraduate Exam Board

contact details:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 1470 | internal: x21470
Email: fiona.m.smith@ucl.ac.uk

Fiona joined UCL in August 2005 after holding posts at the University of Sheffield and the University of Leicester. Her research interests are in International economic law, particularly the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She has published widely on WTO law, and is an expert on international agricultural trade. She has spoken about her research in the USA, Europe and the Far East.

Fiona’s work challenges the traditional ways of thinking about WTO Law. She has developed her ideas from a Commercial Law, rather than a Public International Law background and is interested in how rules work in international regulatory environments to better serve commercial interests. Her work is informed by literature from jurisprudence, doctrinal research, political theory and theories of language. As a consequence of her work, she was invited to become a member of the editorial board of the journal Jurisprudence, published by Hart. In March 2012 she was also appointed as expert on International Economic Law to the funding body, Research Foundation Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzock: http://www.fwo.be/. She is the Founding and now Co-Director of the WTO Scholars' Forum, an initiative designed to bring together experts on the law of the World Trade Organization to discuss topical issues.

Fiona has recently completed a two year project on Food Security, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Multilevel Governance in Weak States with Dr. Christian Häberli and Professor Christine Kauffman, World Trade Institute, Switzerland, supported by a grant from the Swiss National Fund.

Selected Publications

Chapters in Books


Conference Papers:

Current Teaching
Commercial Law
The World Trade Organisation Trade Linkages in the WTO
Law and the Governance of Global Health

PhD Supervision
Fiona welcomes enquiries from PhD students in the areas of WTO law, particularly international agricultural trade.

page updated on 23 January, 2014