Professor Colares is the Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law, Professor of Political Science, and Co-director of the School of Law's Frederick K. Cox International Law Center. He is the creator of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law annual conference on customs and international trade law, the most preeminent practitioner-oriented seminar in this field in the Midwest. He teaches civil procedure, conflict of laws and a variety of courses and seminars on international business law and regulatory law. Colares has developed particular expertise and international reputation in the empirical study of trade dispute settlement systems and state and federal litigation on corruption and climate change, authoring over 35 articles and book chapters on these topics. His work has appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals and law reviews, including the American Law and Economics Review; Journal of Empirical Legal Studies; Journal of International Economic Law; Journal of World Trade; Jurimetrics, Revista dos Tribunais (Brazil); Columbia Journal of European Law; Cornell International Law Journal; Georgetown Journal of International Law; and Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.
Colares received the School of Law's Distinguished Law Faculty Research Award in 2018. He served as Associate Dean for Global Legal Studies (2019-20), where he supervised staff and faculty in the School of Law's four LLM programs and the SJD program. He was recently named Director of the JD/MA program (political science). Elected by his peers, Colares served as Vice-Chair, Chair and Past-Chair of the CWRU Faculty Senate (2016-19). Recently re-elected to the CWRU Faculty Senate (2020-23), Colares is the School of Law Faculty Representative to the Senate Executive Committee. Colares also served on the U.S. Roster of NAFTA Chapter 19 (Trade) Panelists from 2013 to 2020. Following the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Colares's last reappointment by the Office of the United States Trade Representative carried over to the new U.S. Roster of USMCA Chapter 10 (Trade) Panelists.
A former clerk for the Hon. Jean-Louis Debré, former Chief Justice of the Conseil constitutionnel (the French Constitutional Court) (2008-09 term) and visiting professor at Ecole normale supérieure in Paris, Colares practiced law at Dewey Ballantine, LLP in Washington, D.C., where he litigated trade cases before federal agencies, federal courts and NAFTA panels. Born in Brazil, Colares became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 2012.
Colares, J.F. & Durmus, M. Turkey as a WTO Litigant: A Case of Waived Leverage and Mismatched Policy Ends and Means, 51.4 Georgetown Journal of International Law __ (forthcoming, fall 2020)
Colares, J.F. Canada, United States and European Union—Out of Synch on Trade Agreements? Or Are We Sympatico? 41 Canada-United States L. J. 46 (2017) (requested submission).
Colares, J.F. & Canterberry, W. Not COOL: How the Appellate Body Misconstrued the National Treatment Principle, Severely Restricting Agency Discretion to Promulgate Pro-Consumer, Labeling Rules, 51:1 Journal of World Trade 105 (2017) (peer-reviewed).
Colares, J.F. & Ristovski, K. Pleading Patterns and the Role of Litigation as a Driver of Federal Climate Change Legislation, 54.4 Jurimetrics 329 (2015) (peer-reviewed), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2456277.
Colares, J.F. The Dynamics and Global Implications of Subglobal Carbon-Restricting Regimes, 25.3 Georgetown International Environmental Law Review 417 (2013), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2386137.
Colares, J.F. Paths to Carbon Stabilization: How Foreign Carbon-Restricting Reforms Will Affect US Industry, Climate Policy and the Prospects of a Binding Emission Reduction Treaty, 47.2 Journal of World Trade 281 (2013) (peer-reviewed), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2268167.
Colares, J.F. The Reality of EU-Conformity Litigation in France, 18.3 Columbia Journal of European Law 369 (2012) (peer-reviewed), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2038452.
Colares, J.F. The Limits of WTO Adjudication: Is Compliance the Problem?, 14.2 Journal of International Economic Law 403 (2011) (peer-reviewed), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2038445.