Tim Samples
Legal Studies Program

Associate Professor

Office
A425 Moore-Rooker Hall
610 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA, 30602
Phone Numbers
Work706-542-7349
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Biography

Tim Samples is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies at the Terry College of Business. His research focuses on the interactions between markets and sovereign states, particularly in the areas of sovereign finance, investor-state disputes, and frameworks for foreign investment. Samples received a 2017-18 Core Fulbright grant to conduct research and teach in Argentina, where he taught courses on sovereign debt at the Facultad de Derecho (School of Law) at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

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

JD, Law, University of Texas, 2010

MA, Latin American Studies, University of Texas, 2010

BA, International Affairs, University of Georgia, 2004

Prior Professional Positions

Hogan Lovells LLP, Associate (M&A/Corporate and Latin America Practice Groups), 2011 to 2013

Bracewell LLP, Associate (Energy and International Practice Groups), 2010 to 2011

Latinvalley, Ltda., Analyst (Industrial Cooperation Program - Santiago, Chile), 2005 to 2006

Awards

Junior Scholar Award, Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2018

Runner-up, Holmes-Cardozo Award for Best Submitted Conference Paper, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2018

Outstanding Teacher Recognition, Student Government Association, 2018

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar (Teaching/Research Grant), Council on the Exchange of Scholars, 2017

Teacher of the Week, UGA Center for Teaching and Learning, 2017

Holmes-Cardozo Award for Best Submitted Conference Paper, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2016

Outstanding Teacher, Terry College of Business, 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

University of Georgia, Diversity Advisory Council, Member, 2014 – present, University

Lilly Fellows Advisory Board, Member, 2018 – present, University

International Business Committee, Chair, 2016 – present, University

Academy of Legal Studies in Business - International Section, Secretary, Vice-President, President, 2015 – 2018, Professional

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Academic Programs Committee, Member, 2015 – present, University

Research Interests

  • Sovereign Debt
  • Latin America
  • Energy Reform in Mexico
  • Investor-State Relations

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

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