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

  • Swethaa Ballakrishnen

    Assistant Professor of Law
    Legal Professions, Gender and the Law, International Migration, Law and Inequality, Feminist and Queer Theory, Global Souths

  • Eve Darian-Smith

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

  • Bryant Garth

    Interim Dean
    Professor Emeritus of Law
    Legal Professions in Transnational Context, Legal Realism

  • Joseph DiMento

    Professor of Law
    International Environmental Law

  • 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

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

  • Summer Kim

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

  • Dana Lee

    Assistant Professor of Law and Mohannad and Rana Malas Scholar in Islamic Legal Studies
    Islamic Law; Intellectual and Social History of the Islamic World; Jurisprudence; Comparative Law; Property

  • Ji Li

    John & Marilyn Long Professor of U.S.-China and Business Law
    Chinese Law and Politics, International Business Transactions, Comparative Law, Contracts, Empirical Legal Studies

  • Omri Marian

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

  • 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

    Professor of the Practice of Law
    Global Access to Legal Information

  • Benjamin van Rooij

    Global Professor of Law
    Chinese Law, Law and Development, Access to Justice, Regulation and Governance, Enforcement, Compliance, Lawmaking

  • Christopher Whytock

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


  • Chieh Ho Cheng

    Class of 2022
  • Madison Gunning

    Class of 2022
  • Clair Leonard

    Class of 2022
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    Judy Baladi

    Class of 2023
  • Blake Dewveall

    Class of 2023
  • hailey phelan headshot

    Hailey Phelan

    Class of 2023
  • Anna Setyaeva

    Class of 2023
  • megan qiyu wang headshot

    Megan Qiyu Wang

    Class of 2023