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Full Name
Professor Richard H. Steinberg
Professor of Law
UCLA School of Law

Richard Steinberg writes and teaches in the areas of international law and international relations. He currently teaches International Trade Law, International Business Transactions, and Theories of International Law. He is also Director of the Human Rights Project, and runs the Human Rights and International Criminal Law Online Forum.

In addition to his UCLA appointment, Professor Steinberg is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Department of Political Science. Professor Steinberg is on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and the Editorial Board of International Organization, and is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has taught law courses at Stanford Law School, the University of California Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law, Sciences Po (Institut d’Etudes Politiques) in France, the University of Coimbra in Portugal, La Trobe University in Australia, and elsewhere.

Professor Steinberg has written over forty articles on international law. His most recent books are Assessing the Legacy of the ICTY (2010, Martinus Nijhoff), International Institutions (co-edited, 2009, SAGE), International Law and International Relations (co-edited, 2007, Cambridge University Press), and The Evolution of the Trade Regime: Economics, Law, and Politics of the GATT/WTO (co-authored, 2006, Princeton University Press).

Prior to arriving at UCLA, Professor Steinberg worked as Assistant General Counsel to the United States Trade Representative in Washington, D.C., and later as an associate with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. He also served as Project Director at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) at UC Berkeley.

Selected Citations to Published Materials

International Law and International Relations (edited by Beth A. Simmons and Richard H. Steinberg, Cambridge University Press, 2007). 

The Evolution of the Trade Regime:  Politics, Law, and Economics of the GATT/WTO (with John Barton, Judy Goldstein, and Timothy Josling, Princeton University Press, 2006).

The Greening of Trade Law:  International Trade Organizations and Environmental Issues (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Boulder:  Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).

Partners or Competitors? The Prospects for U.S.-EU Cooperation on Asian Trade (edited by Richard H. Steinberg and Bruce Stokes, Boulder:  Rowman & Littlefield, 1999).

Regulatory Shift: The Rise of Judicial Liberalization at the WTO (with Judith Goldstein), in The Politics of Global Regulation (edited by Walter Mattli and Ngaire Woods, Princeton University Press, forthcoming, 2009).

Negotiate or Litigate? Effects of WTO Judicial Delegation on U.S. Trade Politics (with Judith Goldstein), 71 Law & Contemporary Problems  257 (2008).

Power and Cooperation in International Environmental Law, in Research Handbook in International Economic Law (edited by Andrew T. Guzman and Alan O. Sykes, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2007).

The Transformation of European Trading States, in The State After Statism: New State Activities in the Age of Liberalization (edited by Jonah D. Levy, ed., Harvard University Press, 2006).

Power and International Law (with Jonathan M. Zasloff), 100 American Journal of International Law 64-87 (2006).

The Independence of International Courts? A Map of the Issues, 99 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting-American Society of International Law 129-30 (2006).

United States - Subsidies on Upland Cotton, 99 American Journal of International Law 852-61 (2005).

Who is Sovereign?, 40 Stanford Journal of International Law 329-45 (2004).


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