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 22, 2016, David Victor cited in The Orange County Register, “Nuclear waste, anyone? Feds look to willing states”

June 21, 2016, David Victor cited in The Orange County Register, “As another plant gets set to close, some say it's 'the end of the nuclear era’”

June 16, 2016, David Victor cited in Environment 360, “What Would a Global Warming Increase of 1.5 Degrees Be Like?”

June 9, 2016, David Victor profiled in Brookings, “David Victor Named Co-Chair of Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate”

June 8, 2016, David Victor cited in Voice of OC, “Langley: Coalition Launches Independent Community Forum on Nuclear Waste”

June 3, 2016, David Victor cited in World Politics Review, “Clean Energy Is Key to Meeting the Goals of the Paris Climate Deal”

June 2, 2016, David Victor quoted in The San Diego Union-Tribune, “Group forms to fight San Onofre nuclear waste plan”

June 2, 2016, David Victor quoted in The Verge, “Why Trump’s energy plan makes no sense”