The Laboratory on International Law and Regulation (ILAR) explores when and why laws actually work, and looks across an array of issues from environment and energy to human rights, trade and security.

About ILAR

Among scholars, this question of when and why international laws work has triggered a lively debate that ILAR strives to help settle with better theories and evidence. For policymakers, ILAR helps craft more effective treaties to solve global problems, such as insecure energy supplies and clearing barriers to international trade of goods and services. It is located at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy. 

ILAR in the News

Nov. 29, 2017, David Victor cited in The Stanford Daily, “Suing an academic critic isn’t only wrong, it’s also unjust”

Nov. 21, 2017, David Victor quoted in Los Angeles Times, “A Stanford professor didn't just debate his scientific critics — he sued them for $10 million”

Nov. 13, 2017, David Victor cited in, “World’s carbon emissions set to spike by 2% in 2017”

Nov. 10, 2017, David Victor quoted in, “A Professor Whose Renewable Energy Claims Are Challenged Sues For Libel”

Nov. 9, 2017, David Victor quoted in The Sacramento Bee, “The global partnership fighting climate change expands. Is Trump helping the cause?”

Nov. 6, 2017, David Victor cited in Voice of San Diego, “Environment Report: In Other News”

Nov. 1, 2017, David Victor cited in San Diego Union Tribune, “Stanford professor sues critics of his 100% renewables article”

Oct. 30, 2017, David Victor quoted in Scripps Institution of Oceanography news, “Research Highlight: Seventy Percent of Climate Pact Signatories Include Oceans in Their Climate Change Action Plans”

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