scholars and staff and diverse international visitors make UCLA Law a focal
point for scholarship and interdisciplinary study in public and private
international law and in comparative law.
Khaled Abou El Fadl, Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Professor of Law, is one of the leading authorities in Islamic law in the United States and Europe. Among his many honors and distinctions, Dr. Abou El Fadl was awarded the University of Oslo Human Rights Award, the Leo and Lisl Eitinger Prize in 2007, and named a Carnegie Scholar in Islamic Law in 2005. He was previously appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom, and also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Human Rights Watch.
Tendayi Achiume is the second recipient of the Binder Clinical Teaching Fellowship. Her scholarship interrogates how international law and norms, and transnational legal processes, shape domestic equality outcomes. Her work pursues these themes in the context of mass migration. In addition, her research studies how international legal institutions manage geopolitical power imbalances in the field of international criminal law. In this area her focus has been the relationship between the International Criminal Court, the United Nations Security Council, and the African Union.
Asli Bâli, Assistant Professor of Law, joined the UCLA faculty from Yale Law School where she was the Irving S. Ribicoff Fellow in Law. Her research interests include arms control and non-proliferation, international humanitarian law and the use of force, and human rights law. She also has a strong interest in the comparative law of the Middle East.
MacArthur Foundation Professor of International Justice and Human Rights, is an internationally recognized authority on comparative constitutional law. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2011-12 and a Straus Fellow at NYU in 2012-13. The author of The New Commonwealth Model of Constitutionalism: Theory and Practice(2013) and numerous articles on comparative rights jurisprudence, constitutional theory, and federalism, he teaches constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, international human rights, European Union law and comparative law.
Nan D. Hunter Legal Scholarship Director at the Williams Institute and Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at Georgetown University Law Center. She co-authored (with William Eskridge) the law school casebook Sexuality, Gender and the Law, now in its third edition, and has published dozens of law review articles in the fields of sexuality and gender law and health law. Before beginning her teaching career, Dean Hunter founded the LGBT Rights and AIDS Projects at the national ACLU headquarters in New York. During the Clinton Administration, she served as Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Her awards include the Pioneer of Courage award from the American Foundation for AIDS Research and the first Dan Bradley award from the National LGBT Bar Association. She blogs at www.hunterofjustice.com.
Máximo Langer, Professor of Law, received his LL.B. from the University of Buenos Aires Law School (1995) and his S.J.D. from Harvard Law School (2006). His research focuses on comparative and international criminal law and procedure. His work has been translated into Chinese, German, and Spanish, and has received awards from different professional associations, including the 2007 Hessel Yntema Prize by the American Society of Comparative Law, the 2007 Margaret Popkin Award by the Latin American Studies Association, and the 2012 Deák Prize by the American Society of International Law. Besides teaching at UCLA, Professor Langer has taught at the University Torcuato DiTella School of Law in Argentina, Harvard Law School, NYU School of Law, and the School of Law of Aix-Marseille University in France. He has also served on various boards and committees of the American Society of Comparative Law, the American Society of International Law, and the UCLA Latin American Institute, and he was the founding director of the UCLA Center for Argentina, Chile and the SouthernCone. He also serves on several editorial boards, including the executive editorial board of the American Journal of Comparative Law, and co-organizes the Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop (co-sponsored by the American Society of Comparative Law).
Neil Netanel, Pete Kameron Professor of Law, teaches and writes in the areas of copyright, free speech, international intellectual property, and telecommunications law and policy. From 1980 to 1981, Netanel was Assistant to the General Counsel of the State of Israel's Environmental Protection Service. He then practiced law at Loeb and Loeb in Los Angeles and at Yigal Arnon & Co. in Tel-Aviv, where he represented Israel's first cable television operator, shepherded numerous joint ventures with Israeli high-tech companies and served on Israel's Ministry of Justice Copyright Law Revision Committee. Since 2008, he has served as faculty director of UCLA's Israel Studies Program.
Peake, International Human Rights Law Program Manager, joined UCLA Law in Spring 2014. Prior to coming to UCLA, Jessica was the Executive Director of a women’s rights non-profit in New York and worked in the Defense Services Section at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She also spent time in The Hague at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Jessica has an LL.M in Public International Law from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, and gained an LL.M. with a concentration in human rights from the University of Pennsylvania as a Thouron Scholar. She is currently completing her SJD thesis on the development of international criminal procedure at the University of Pennsylvania.
Kal Raustiala, Professor, UCLA School of Law and UCLA International Institute, Director, UCLA Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations, writes and teaches in the areas of international law and international relations. He holds a joint appointment between UCLA Law School and the UCLA International Institute, where he teaches in the Program on Global Studies. He is also director of the UCLA Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations, UCLA's primary academic unit that fosters interdisciplinary research and policy-oriented teaching on the role of the United States in global cooperation and conflict, and military, political, social and economic affairs.
Richard H. Steinberg, Professor of Law, was a White House trade negotiator and then engaged in the private practice of international trade law. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Stanford, as well as a law degree. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Editor-in-Chief of the Human Rights & International Criminal Law Online Forum, and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of International Law. He writes and teaches in the areas of international law and international relations, currently teaches International Trade Law and International Business Transactions and directs two Law School clinics: the Sanela Diana Jenkins Clinic on Gender Violence in Eastern Congo and the ICCforum.com Clinic, which operates in collaboration with the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. He is also Director of the Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Project.
Professor Katherine Stone,
the Arjay and Frances Miller Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, is a leading expert in labor and employment law in the United States. She teaches and writes in the fields of labor law, comparative labor law, employment law, and dispute resolution. Her book, From Widgets to Digits: Employment Regulation for the Changing Workplace, won the 2005 Michael Harrington Award for the book that best bridged academic scholarship with contemporary social issues. She was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008, and a Russell Sage Fellowship in 2008-2009 for her work on the changing nature of employment and the regulatory implications. Her most recent book, Rethinking Workplace Regulation: Beyond the Standard Contract of Employment, reports on responses to the advent of flexible employment practices in ten advanced countries. She founded and edits the Globalization and Labor Standards web site -- an annotated bibliographic library and on-line newsletter that has operated since 2001.
Kees Waaldijk, Williams Institute’s McDonald/Wright Chair of Law & Visiting
Professor of Law, is professor of Comparative Sexual Orientation Law at Leiden
Law School. He has held this sponsored chair at Campus The Hague of Leiden
University, The Netherlands, since 2011. He is visiting UCLA for the Spring
Assistant Professor of Law, joined the UCLA faculty in 2013. Before joining
UCLA, Wang was a visiting assistant professor at UC Berkeley School of Law and
prior to that he was senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council
(NRDC) based in Beijing and the founding director of NRDC’s China Environmental
Law & Governance Project for nearly six years. In this capacity, he worked
with China’s government agencies, legal community, and environmental groups to
improve environmental rule of law and strengthen the role of the public in environmental