David M. Trubek is Voss-Bascom Professor Emeritus of Law and Senior Fellow of the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His main interests are in socio-legal studies and global political economy. He has written on law and development, the legal profession, civil litigation, EU law and policy, new governance, critical legal studies, transnational regulation, and social theory.
Professor Trubek has helped develop and manage numerous academic projects and institutions in law and international studies. He has been active in the Law and Society Association and was a founder of the Conference on Critical Legal Studies. He was the founding Director of the UW-Law School’s Institute for Legal Studies and from 1989-2001 served as the UW-Madison’s Dean of International Studies and Director of the International Institute.
Trubek has taught at Yale and Harvard Law Schools and the Catholic University Law School of Rio de Janeiro and been Visiting Scholar in Residence at the European University Institute, the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, the London School of Economics, the Harvard Center for European Studies, and the Joaquim Nabucco Foundation in Recife, Brazil.