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Tim Samples

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Assistant Professor, Terry College of Business

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 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

Research Interests:
  • Sovereign Debt
  • Latin America
  • Energy Reform in Mexico
  • Investor-State Relations
Selected Publications:

Journal Articles

Of note:

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

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