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Tim Samples

Associate Professor

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, New York 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.

Samples 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, Honors and Recognitions:
  • Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2021
  • Bunche Award for Best Paper in International Business Law, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2020
  • Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Georgia, 2020
  • 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
  • Terry College of Business Outstanding Teacher, University of Georgia, 2016
  • 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:
  • Representative, University Council, 2018 – present, University
  • Parliamentarian, 2018 – present, Terry College
  • University of Georgia, Diversity Advisory Council, Member, 2014 – 2019, University
  • Lilly Fellows Advisory Board, Member, 2018 – present, University
  • International Business Committee, Chair, 2016 – present, Terry College
  • 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 – 2019, University
Research Interests and Areas of Expertise:
  • Sovereign Debt
  • Investor-State Relations
  • FDI and Investment Law
  • Latin America
Selected Publications:

 

Journal Articles

Editorial appointments:

Staff Editor, American Business Law Journal