Faculty and Staff

Nicole D. Foster (née Clarke)

Nicole D. Foster (née Clarke)
Title: Lecturer in Law
Additional Titles: Attorney-at-Law
Qualifications: LL.B (UWI) (Hons), LL.M (Cantab.), LL.M (WCL), L.E.C. (HWLS)
Teaching Areas: Undergraduate: Law & Legal Systems (LAW 1010) Co-Course Director; International Trade Law (LAW 3330) Course Director; International Mooting (LAW 3280) Course Director

Postgraduate: Advanced Public International Trade Law (in the LL.M in Public Law programme) WTO Law (in the M.Sc in International Trade Policy programme) WTO Dispute Settlement (in the M.Sc in International Trade Policy programme)

Research Supervision: I am currently supervising a PhD candidates researching aspects of the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services and the tourism sector in Dominica. I would be happy to discuss potential research projects with anyone who is interested in my areas of research interest, viz., public international law, international dispute settlement, international trade law and policy, international trade negotiations and international intellectual property
Biography: Mrs. Foster was a Junior Attorney with the firm Clarke & Co. (now Clarke, Gittens & Farmer) from 1994 – 1995 and had responsibility for international business and intellectual property matters. Mrs. Foster was also Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of Barbados to the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation from 1999 to 2005. While with the Mission, she had responsibility for services, dispute settlement, intellectual property and agriculture and was involved, inter alia, in the negotiations leading to the adoption of the Doha Ministerial Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health and the WTO sugar dispute. Mrs. Foster has acted as a resource person and consultant for the Barbados government as well as for agencies such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the Barbados Private Sector Trade Team. Most recently, she was part of a team of consultants that drafted a national intellectual property strategy for Barbados.
Research: My research is focused in the areas of international trade policy and international trade negotiations. I have a particular interest in the role of developing countries, including small states, in international trade negotiations and the formulation of international trade policy. I also have a keen interest in the intersection between international trade law and other areas of public international law such as health and intellectual property.
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