University of Wisconsin–Madison

Global Legal Studies Center

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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Affiliated Programs and Sponsored Annual Events

Research Projects and Programs


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Professor Alexandra Huneeus, GLS director, was selected to serve as a foreign expert jurist on the Colombian special peace court overseeing matters of liability relating to the Colombian government's recent historic peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

GLS faculty member Professor Jason Yackee spends a semester at Thammasat University as Fulbright Scholar.

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Alexandra Huneeus

Director, Global Legal Studies Center
Professor Alexandra Huneeus

University of Wisconsin Law School, Room 8111
Phone: 608-265-1149

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