International, Transnational, and Comparative Law

The Center on Globalization, Law, and Society is the umbrella center for the study of international, transnational, and comparative law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Gregory Shaffer
Gregory Shaffer, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, is Director of the Center on Globalization, Law, and Society. His work is cross-disciplinary, addressing such topics as national law in transnational context; public-private networks in international trade law; and comparative institutional approaches to global governance. More about Prof. Shaffer >

The Center organizes presentations, conferences, and other events, and is a focal point for cutting-edge research on the development and operation of law in a globalized world. As a premier research center, it builds understanding of law’s roles and constraints in addressing issues that transcend national borders, including the economy, human rights, health, and the environment. The Center brings together scholars of international, transnational, and comparative law with social science researchers to build understanding and spur exchange on how to address transnational problems in a more effective and just way. UC Irvine is one of the world’s leading centers for the interdisciplinary study of law and society. The Center builds on these existing strengths by expanding connections between the law school, campus, and local, state, national, and global communities of scholars and affected constituencies.

Initiatives

GLAS supports research initiatives that range from the theory of transnational legal orders, to international human rights, trade and investment law, conflict resolution, and restorative justice. More about GLAS Initiatives >

Activities

The Center collaborates with others on campus to organize interdisciplinary exchanges, bringing scholars, policy makers, nongovernmental organization members, and others to the University of California, Irvine for workshops, symposia, talks, and other forms of engagement. More about GLAS Activities >