Based at UW Law School, the Global Legal Studies Center partners with the International Division of UW-Madison to promote the understanding of international, transnational and comparative legal systems, processes and regimes. GLS supports research in international legal studies, organizes workshops and conferences, expands connections with scholars and institutions in the U.S. and overseas, deepens links with other international programs on campus, and share expertise.

GLS concentrates on three areas:

  • International economic law, including global corporate governance, transnational economic regulation, comparative antitrust and competition law, transatlantic relations and global Internet law;
  • Development and transition, including the rule of law, law and development, comparative economic law, trade and sustainable development; and
  • Human Rights, Democracy and Governance, including comparative constitutionalism, implementing socio-economic rights and humanitarianism.

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