The National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational institution affiliated with the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. The Center is dedicated to developing the legal infrastructure to build trade capacity and promote economic development in the Americas. The Center was founded in 1992 and has worked closely with the public and private sectors on legal reform and development of best business practices in a number of substantive areas, including (but not limited to) the following: alternative dispute resolution, banking, bankruptcy, business formation and associations, competition law and policy, customs, electronic commerce, environment, family law, intellectual property, investment securities, judicial reform and training, labor, products liability, real estate, securitization, secured transactions and transportation.
The Center has also developed the InterAmSM Legal Database of laws, regulations and secondary source materials for several countries in the Americas. Additionally, the Center co-conducts a Master’s program (LL.M) in International Trade Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. The Center (also in conjunction with the Master’s program and the law school at the University of Arizona) has been actively engaged in the training of legal scholars and professors from the Americas, Europe and Asia.