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

June 13, 2017, David Victor co-authored article of Foreign Affairs, “The Next Energy Revolution”

June 13, 2017, David Victor quoted in UC San Diego News Center, “Advanced Technology and the 'Energy Revolution’”

June 13, 2017, David Victor quoted in Normangee Star, “G7 talks end with gap between USA, other states”

June 12, 2017, David Victor quoted in BuzzFeed, “The Head Of The EPA Went To A Climate Conference In Italy But Left Early”

June 11, 2017, David Victor cited in Associated Press, “Trump wages battle against regulations, not climate change”

June 11, 2017, Emilie Hafner-Burton and David Victor co-authored analysis for Monkey Cage, “What makes populist leaders tick? Here are 3 things we've learned.”

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