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

Jan. 4, 2017, David Victor featured on Brookings (audio), “Energy and climate policy under the Trump administration”

Jan. 2, 2017, David Victor quoted in The New York Times, “Weak Federal Powers Could Limit Trump’s Climate-Policy Rollback”

Dec. 28, 2016, David Victor featured on KPBS (audio), “What’s Next In The Decommissioning Of San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant”

Dec. 26, 2016, David Victor quoted in InsideClimate News, “2016: Obama's Climate Legacy Marked by Triumphs and Lost Opportunities”

Dec. 20, 2016, David Victor quoted in The Orange County Register, “Why not everyone's happy about San Onofre's $4.4 billion teardown”

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