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Richard H. Steinberg

Richard H. Steinberg

Encina Hall, C143
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

Research Interests

international law; international relations


Richard Steinberg writes and teaches in the areas of international law and international relations. He currently teaches International Trade LawInternational Business Transactions, and Theories of International Law, and directs Law School clinics that work with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and conduct research in conflict and post-conflict zones.  He is also Director of the Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Project, and Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning

In addition to his UCLA appointment, Professor Steinberg is currently Visiting Professor of Stanford Global Studies and the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford.

Professor Steinberg is on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and served on the Editorial Board of International Organizationfrom 2003-2012.  He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and 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.  Recent books include: Assessing the Legacy of the ICTY (Martinus Nijhoff, 2011; BCS translation, ICTY, 2011), International Institutions (co-edited) (SAGE, 2009),International Law and International Relations (co-edited) (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and The Evolution of the Trade Regime: Economics, Law, and Politics of the GATT/WTO (co-authored) (Princeton University Press, 2006; Chinese translation, Peking University Press, 2013). 

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.

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