Andrew Jaynes

Executive Director, Center for Law and Global Affairs

Andrew Jaynes is a lawyer with a strong background in both public and private international law and more than five years experience in public policy, primarily in international affairs. He has published articles on international intellectual property rights protection and tax law, and presented on economic sustainability and competitiveness issues in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.  

Jaynes has worked and studied in more than 15 countries, and was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Manila, Philippines, where he studied the country’s political economy of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement. He also worked as a Legislative Fellow for then-Congressman Walter “Walt” Minnick.   

Prior to joining the College of Law, Jaynes was the Executive Director and General Counsel of the International Intellectual Property Institute, a think tank and international development organization based in Washington, D.C. While there, he cultivated strong collaborative relationships with numerous foreign governments and organizations. He developed and managed multimillion-dollar programs ranging from a series of workshops for indigenous artisans in Asia and Latin America to in-depth technology capture and commercialization assistance for universities in the Philippines.  

Jaynes graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he was a Managing Editor on the Wisconsin Law Review and member of the Moot Court Board. He received his English degree with high distinction from the University of Michigan and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society.


Curriculum Vitae

B.A., University of Michigan, 2003

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2007