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. 

News and Announcements

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton, Lauren L. Ferry and Christina J. Schneider, 2020, "Catch me if you care: International development organizations and national corruption," The Review of International Organizations.

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton and Christina J. Schneider, 2019, "Donor Rules or Donors Rule? International Institutions and Political Corruption," American Journal of International Law.

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton and Christina J. Schneider, 2019, “The Company You Keep,” Symposium on Kristina Daugirdas, Reputation as a Disciplinarian of International Organizations.