Leading comparative law scholars from universities around the world came to UCLA School of Law in April 2017 for a works-in-progress workshop hosted by UCLA Law's Transnational Criminal Justice Program. The workshop was co-sponsored by the American Society of Comparative Law, University of Illinois College of Law in Urbana-Champaign and Princeton University.
Topics at the two-day workshop ranged from China's success before the World Trade Organization and a feminist analysis of milk regulations in France to the people's role in constitution-writing in Venezuela and Bolivia.
Authors included Joshua Braver of Yale University; Mathilde Cohen of University of Connecticut School of Law; Rob Howse of NYU School of Law; Ji Li of Rutgers Law School; Jedidiah Kroncke of Fundacão Getulio Vargas School of Law in São Paulo, Brazil; Gregory Shaffer of UC Irvine School of Law; Ruti Teitel of New York Law School; and Blerina Xheraj of the University of Geneva.
Máximo Langer, the faculty director of the Criminal Justice Program and director of the Transnational Criminal Justice Program at UCLA School of Law, has served as one of the organizers of the annual event for the past five years, and stepped down from that role after the workshop. Langer said, "I am grateful to have had the opportunity to help organize this workshop and to engage with this exceptional scholarship of my colleagues. I look forward to participating in the future."