Faculty Biography

Ralph H. Folsom

Professor of Law

  • LLM, 1973, London University, LSE
  • JD, 1972, Yale University
  • AB, 1968, Princeton University

Areas of Expertise

Professor Folsom teaches and writes in the areas of antitrust, NAFTA, European Union law, Chinese law, international trade and international business transactions.

Professional Experience

Folsom spent two years as attorney-in-residence with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and two years as lecturer-in-law at the University of Warwick in England. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 1975.

Honors and Affiliations

Folsom has been a senior Fulbright resident scholar in Singapore and a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong, University of Aix-Marseille, University of Brest, University of Paris, University of Toulouse, University of Puerto Rico, Monash University in Australia and Tecnológico de Monterrey in México.

Key Works

Folsom’s publications include NAFTA and Free Trade in the Americas, 4th Ed. (West, 2012); Principles of European Union Law, 3rd Ed. (Westlaw, 2011); International Business Transactions (co-authored) (2012); and State Antitrust Laws (Matthew Bender, 2013). 

Fall 2014 Classes

Spring 2015 Classes

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Ralph H. Folsom headshot

Contact Information

Warren Hall 304-C
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(P) (619) 260-2325

Online Resources

Curriculum Vita
Publications on SSRN


Perla Bleisch
(619) 260-4019

Open Office Hours

Day of Week Time
Mon 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Mon 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mon 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Wed 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wed 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wed 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.