Laurence Helfer is the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law and the co-director of Duke Law School’s Center for International and Comparative Law. A full-time, in-residence faculty member at Duke University, Helfer has authored more than 50 publications and lectured widely on his diverse research interests, which include the interdisciplinary analysis of international law and institutions. His writings in this area have analyzed issues such as treaty design, regime theory and international lawmaking, delegation to international courts and international organizations, and the legalization of international human rights.
Prior to joining the Duke Law faculty in 2009, Helfer was a professor of law and director of the International Legal Studies Program at Vanderbilt Law School. He also has taught at Harvard Law School, Princeton University and the University of Chicago Law School.