Tim Samples

Assistant Professor

  • Core Faculty
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
Office
214 Brooks Hall
310 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
Phone Numbers
Work 706-542-7349
Email Address
Websites
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Documents
Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Tim Samples is an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the Terry College of Business. His research focuses on legal issues affecting international investment, particularly in the areas of sovereign finance and energy.

Samples has been quoted by media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron's, Bloomberg, Los Angeles Times, and BBC Mundo, and has also appeared on CNN en Español, BBC World Service, and National Public Radio.

He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation Year
JD
  • Law
University of Texas
2010
MA
  • Latin American Studies
University of Texas
2010
BA
  • International Affairs
University of Georgia
2004

Research Interests

  • Sovereign Debt
  • Latin America
  • Energy Reform in Mexico
  • Investor-State Disputes and Argentina

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
Hogan Lovells
Associate (M&A/Corporate and Latin America Practice Groups) 2011 to 2013
Bracewell & Giuliani
Associate (Energy and International Practice Groups) 2010 to 2011
Latinvalley, Ltda.
Analyst (Industrial Cooperation Program - Santiago, Chile) 2005 to 2006

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Outstanding Teacher
University of Georgia
2016
Ralph J. Bunche Award for Best Paper in International Business Law
Academy of Legal Studies in Business
2015
Lilly Teaching Fellow
UGA Center for Teaching and Learning
2015
Teaching Academy Fellow
UGA Center for Teaching and Learning
2014

Service

Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
University of Georgia
Diversity Advisory Council
Member 2014 - present University
Academy of Legal Studies in Business - International Section
Secretary/Treasurer 2015 - present Professional
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
Academic Programs Committee
Member 2015 - present University

Selected Publications

Journal Articles