This course involves an in-depth look, in a seminar-type setting, at selected WTO dispute settlement decisions, principally in the Rules area (trade remedies, subsidies, TRIMs). At each weekly session, the course will focus on a specific WTO dispute settlement decision, or portion thereof. The course will have two complementary objectives. First, it will seek to familiarize students with some of the important, and often controversial, substantive jurisprudence in the Rules area, which represents roughly half of all WTO dispute settlement. Second, and equally importantly, the course will use these decisions as a medium to examine systemic issues regarding the WTO dispute settlement system, such as the function of terms of reference, confidentiality of DS proceedings, the role of non-WTO law in WTO disputes, the legal relationships between WTO agreements, the role of precedent in WTO disputes, standard of review of Member determinations, Appellate review of issues of fact, implementation and compliance, and Article 22.6 arbitrations.