Aaron Afilalo

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Aaron Afilalo is an author, writer, professor, and philosopher who specializes in international trade law, business transactions, and contracts. During his early career, he clerked for Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Paul J. Liacos. His scholar topics of interest included the treatment of intellectual property in free trade areas, the European Union’s judicial remedy system, the international rules for protecting cross-border investment, and the law governing the elimination of non-tariff trade barriers. Aaron Afilalo handled cross-border commercial and financial transactions between Europe and the United States, as well as intellectual property cases in New York City. AWhile practicing law, he taught courses in international trade and intellectual property as an adjunct professor at Suffolk Law School in Boston. In addition, Afilalo held the position of legal writing instructor at Harvard Law School. At the University of Mississippi School of Law, he served for one year as Croft Assistant Professor of Law and International Studies, teaching courses in public and private international law, European Union law, and banking law. Currently, he holds a position as a professor of law on Rutgers' Camden campus. Professor Afilalo teaches courses in international trade law, international business transactions and contracts. In addition to his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Harvard University, he holds a law degree (magna cum laude) from Boston University School of Law and a Masters of Law degree in International Law from Harvard Law School. A number of publications and books have been authored or coauthored by him throughout his career. He has co-authored the book The New Global Trading Order: The Evolving State and the Future of Trade’. This book that addresses largely neglected questions about the world trade order. Additionally, he has published a book about international trade law and institutions through Cambridge University Press. Afilalo is also well-known for his blogs his published material on legal matters related to the international trade, GATT, NAFTA, and the European Union. Besides of his career in law, he is an expert in Sephardic Jewish rituals and customs makes enormous contributions to the Sephardic Jewish community in New York with his in-depth writings about Sephardic Jews. In his blogs, he covers topics about Sephardic Jews’ journeys, rituals, practices, food customs, origin, communities, culture, traditions, language, history, music, religion, institutions, etc.