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LAPA Fellow

Kal Raustiala

Former Fellow, 2002-2003
UCLA Law School

405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095
raustiala@law.ucla.edu
phone: 310-694-4856
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While at LAPA
Kal Raustiala is an acting professor at UCLA Law School. His research focuses on the links between law and international relations, including regulatory cooperation, international agreements, compliance, and sovereignty. He holds a bachelor's in political science from Duke University, a Ph.D in political science from U.C. San Diego, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Raustiala has been a research fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, an assistant professor at Brandeis University, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is co-editor of The Implementation and Effectiveness of International Environmental Commitments (with D.G. Victor and E. Skolnikoff, 1998). At Princeton, he will explore the influence of changes in interdependence and globalization on domestic legal doctrines of territoriality and sovereignty, as well as the ways in which international institutions challenge domestic sovereignty and democracy. He will also be a visiting professor in the Politics Department, teaching courses on public international law and global environmental cooperation.
Life after LAPA: 
Kal Raustiala teaches courses in international law and international relations. He holds a joint appointment between the UCLA Law School and the UCLA International Institute, where he teaches in the Program on Global Studies, a multidisciplinary undergraduate program on globalization. In December 2006, he was appointed director of the UCLA Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations. The Burkle Center is UCLA's primary academic unit that fosters interdisciplinary research and policy-oriented teaching on the role of the United States in global cooperation and conflict, and military, political, social and economic affairs.

In addition to UCLA, Professor Raustiala has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, the Princeton Politics Department, and the University of Chicago Law School. He was a fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., a Peccei Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems in Vienna, Austria, and a fellow in the Program on Law and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. He is a member of the American Society of International Law and the Council on Foreign Relations and has served as a consultant on legal matters to numerous international organizations.

Publications: 
"The Evolution of Territoriality: International Relations and American Law," in Miles Kahler and Barbara Walter, eds, Territoriality and Conflict in an Era of Globalization (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006).

"The Piracy Paradox: Innovation and Intellectual Property in Fashion Design" (with Chris Sprigman), Virginia Law Review (December 2006).

His article "Form and Substance in International Agreements," American Journal of International Law (July 2005), won the 2005 Francis Deak Prize from the American Society of International Law.

"The Boundaries of the Bill of Rights," Los Angeles Times Editorial (2005).

"The New Bipartisanship: To the Extreme," The NewRepublic Online (2005).

"A Viewer's Guide to the Saddam Trial, Part One : Worth A Try," The NewRepublic Online (2005).

"TNR's Guide to the Saddam Trial, Part Two : Judgment Calls," The NewRepublic Online (2005)

"Daily Express : Fashion Victims," The NewRepublic Online (2005)

"Benedict XVI's Other Role : Church and State," The NewRepublic Online (2005).

"Commentary; Ruling Hits the State Like a Truck," Los Angeles Times Editorial (2004)

"Restoring Iraqi Sovereignty : How Independent Will Iraq Really Be?," FindLaw (2004)

"America Abroad : U.S. May Not be Imperial, But it Does Have an Empire," International Herald Tribune (2003)

"Does the Constitution Follow the Flag?: Iraq, the War on Terror, and the Reach of the Law," FindLaw (2003)

"Eat, Drink and Be Wary : Why the U.S. Should Oppose the WTO's Extending and Spirit Names to Other Products," FindLaw (2002).

The Regime Complex for Plant Genetic Resources, International Organization (Spring 2004).