GLAS is strengthened by the collaboration of a diverse group of faculty rooted in social-legal studies, with expertise in transnational, international and comparative law. The Center Director is Chancellor’s Professor of Law Gregory Shaffer, whose expertise includes international law and international trade and investment law.

Affiliated Faculty

  • Gregory Shaffer

    Gregory Shaffer

    Director, Center for Globalization, Law, and Society
    Chancellor’s Professor of Law

  • Funmi Arewa

    Funmi Arewa

    Professor of Law
    Intellectual Property Law, Securities Law, African Law

  • Mario Barnes

    Mario Barnes

    Professor of Law
    Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development
    Co-Director, Center on Law, Equality and Race
    Constitutional law, criminal law, discrimination law, national security

  • Eve Darian-Smith

    Professor of Anthropology and Law
    Director, International Studies
    UC Irvine School of Social Sciences
  • Seth Davis

    Seth Davis

    Professor of Law
    Law of Indigenous Peoples

  • Bryant Garth

    Bryant Garth

    Chancellor's Professor of Law
    Legal Professions in Transnational Context, Legal Realism

  • Joseph DiMento

    Joseph DiMento

    Professor of Law
    International Environmental Law

  • Michele Bratcher Goodwin

    Michele Bratcher Goodwin

    Chancellor’s Professor of Law
    Director, Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy
    Health Law, Women’s and Children’s Rights
  • David Kaye

    David Kaye

    Clinical Professor of Law
    U.N. Rapporteur, Freedom of Expression and Opinion
    Freedom of Expression, Human Rights

  • Summer Kim

    Summer Kim

    Assistant Professor of Law
    Banking, Business Law, Business Transactions, Contract Law, Finance, Organizations

  • Omri Marian

    Omri Marian

    Assistant Professor of Law
    Business Law, Tax Law, International & Comparative Law, International Taxation

  • Carrie Menkel-Meadow

    Carrie Menkel-Meadow

    Chancellor's Professor of Law
    International Conflict Resolution, International and Transnational Legal Education, Globalization Studies, Legal Profession (ethics, regulation and sociology of), Comparative Constitutionalism

  • Beatrice Tice

    Beatrice Tice

    Professor of Law
    Global Access to Legal Information

  • Benjamin van Rooij

    Benjamin van Rooij

    Long Professor of U.S.-China Business & Law
    Director, John S. & Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business & Law
    Chinese Law, Experimental Empirical Methods

  • Christopher Whytock

    Christopher Whytock

    Professor of Law
    Transnational Litigation, International Law, Conflict of Laws, Empirical Legal Studies


  • Stephen Suk

    Class of 2018
  • Christine Wendel

    Class of 2018
  • Sarah Pfeffer

    Class of 2019
  • Philip Tankovich

    Class of 2019
  • Emily Johanson

    Class of 2020