Richard H. Steinberg

Professor of Law
Jonathan D. Varat Endowed Chair in Law
Professor of Political Science

  • B.A. Yale, 1982
  • J.D. Stanford, 1986
  • Ph.D. Stanford, 1992
  • UCLA Law faculty since 1996

Richard Steinberg writes and teaches in the areas of international law and international relations, with a focus on international economic law, international criminal law, and human rights. He currently teaches International Trade Law, International Business Transactions, Contemporary Issues Facing the ICC, and Theories of International Law.

Professor Steinberg is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Counsellor to the American Society of International Law, a Member of United States Trade Representative’s Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee, Chair of the International Trade Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association, Director of Trade Policy Research at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) at UC Berkeley, and Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning http://iccforum.com/.

He served on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law (2004-2014) and on the Editorial Board of International Organization (2003-2012). He has taught law courses on six continents including at Stanford Law School, the University of California Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law, Sciences Po (Institut d’Etudes Politiques) in France, and the University of São Paulo in Brazil.

Professor Steinberg has written over fifty articles on international law. Recent books include: International Trade Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2019); The International Criminal Court: Contemporary Challenges (Brill/Nijhoff, forthcoming 2019); Contemporary Issues Facing the International Criminal Court (Brill/Nijhoff, 2016); 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 BRIE, was a Ford Foundation Fellow at Harvard (1988-89) and a MacArthur Foundation Fellow at Stanford (1987-88).

Bibliography

  • Articles And Chapters
    • Introduction: The Crime of Aggression Issue, in The International Criminal Court: Contemporary Challenges and Reform Proposals (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Brill/Nijhoff, forthcoming July 2020).
    • Introduction: The Issue of State Party Withdrawal, in The International Criminal Court: Contemporary Challenges and Reform Proposals (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Brill/Nijhoff, forthcoming July 2020).
    • Introduction: Reform Proposals, in The International Criminal Court: Contemporary Challenges and Reform Proposals (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Brill/Nijhoff, forthcoming July 2020).
    • Introduction: The Outreach Challenge, in The International Criminal Court: Contemporary Challenges and Reform Proposals (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Brill/Nijhoff, forthcoming July 2020).
    • Introduction: The Challenge of Obtaining Evidence in SGBV Cases, in The International Criminal Court: Contemporary Challenges and Reform Proposals (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Brill/Nijhoff, forthcoming July 2020).
    • Introduction: The Performance Issue and Metrics of Success, in The International Criminal Court: Contemporary Challenges (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Brill/Nijhoff, forthcoming 2019).
    • The Impending Dejudicialization of the WTO Dispute Settlement System?, ASIL Proceedings 2018 316-21 (2019). (American Society of International Law, 2019).
    • From Great Power Politics to a Strategic Vacuum: Origins and Consequences of the TPP and TTIP (with Melissa Griffith and John Zysman), 19 Business and Politics 573 (2017). Full Text
    • Punishment and Policy in International Criminal Sentencing: An Empirical Study (with Joseph Doherty), 110 American Journal of International Law 49-81 (January 2016).
    • Introduction: The Obligation to Arrest in the Darfur Context, in Contemporary Issues Facing the International Criminal Court (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Brill/Nijhoff, 2016).
    • Introduction to the Oversight Issue, in Contemporary Issues Facing the International Criminal Court (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Brill/Nijhoff, 2016).
    • Introduction to the Prevention Issue: Enhancing Deterrence, in Contemporary Issues Facing the International Criminal Court (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Brill/Nijhoff, 2016).
    • Introduction to the Reparations Issue, in Contemporary Issues Facing the International Criminal Court (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Brill/Nijhoff, 2016).
    • Introduction: Proving Mass Rape, in Contemporary Issues Facing the International Criminal Court (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Brill/Nijhoff, 2016).
    • Introduction to the Africa Issue: Is the ICC Biased?, in Contemporary Issues Facing the International Criminal Court (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Brill/Nijhoff, 2016).
    • Introduction to the Arrest Issue, in Contemporary Issues Facing the International Criminal Court (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Brill/Nijhoff, 2016).
    • Wanted—Dead or Alive: Realism in International Law, in Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations: The State of the Art (edited by Jeff Dunoff and Mark Pollack, Cambridge University Press, 2013).
    • International Trade Law as a Mechanism for State Transformation, in Power in the Contemporary Era (edited by Judith Goldstein and Martha Finnemore, Cambridge University Press, 2013).
    • Constructing the Legacy of the ICTY, in Assessing the Legacy of the ICTY (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Martinus Nijhoff, 2011).
    • Rule of Law and the Ambition of a Regional Legacy: Overcoming Political Challenges, in Assessing the Legacy of the ICTY (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Martinus Nijhoff, 2011).
    • Constructing the Legacy: Convergence Among the Stakeholders, in Assessing the Legacy of the ICTY (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Martinus Nijhoff, 2011).
    • Introduction (with Judith Goldstein), in International Institutions Vols. I-IV (edited by Judith Goldstein and Richard H. Steinberg, Sage, 2010).
    • The Hidden World of WTO Governance: A Reply to Andrew Lang and Joanne Scott, 20 (4) European Journal of International Law 1063-71 (2009).
    • The Decline of Multilateral Trade Negotiations and the Rise of Judicial and Preferential Alternatives, V (1) Journal of Scholarly Perspectives 74-89 (2009).
    • 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, 2009). Full Text
    • Negotiate or Litigate? Effects of WTO Judicial Delegation on U.S. Trade Politics (with Judith Goldstein), 71 Law & Contemporary Problems 257 (2008). Full Text
    • Power and Cooperation in International Environmental Law, in Research Handbook in International Economic Law (edited by Andrew T. Guzman and Alan O. Sykes, Edward Elgar, 2007). Full Text
    • The Transformation of European Trading States, in The State After Statism: New State Activities in the Age of Liberalization (edited by Jonah D. Levy, Harvard University Press, 2006). Full Text
    • Power and International Law (with Jonathan M. Zasloff), 100 American Journal of International Law 64-87 (2006). Full Text
    • 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). Abstract
    • Judicial Law-Making at the WTO: Discursive, Constitutional, and Political Constraints, 98 American Journal of International Law 247 (2004). Abstract
    • Universal Jurisdiction: Issues Raised by Competing Theories, 8 UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs 41-44 (2003).
    • When the Peace Ends: The Vulnerability of EC and U.S. Agricultural Subsidies to WTO Legal Challenge (with Timothy Josling), 6 Journal of International Economic Law 369-417 (2003). Full Text
    • In the Shadow of Law or Power? Consensus-Based Bargaining and Outcomes in the GATT/WTO, 56 International Organization 339-74 (2002). Abstract
    • Overview: Realism in International Law, in ASIL Proceedings 2002 260-62 (American Society of International Law, 2002).
    • Understanding Trade and the Environment: Conceptual Frameworks, in The Greening of Trade Law: International Trade Organizations and Environmental Issues (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).
    • Conclusion: Explaining Similarities and Differences Across International Trade Organizations, in The Greening of Trade Law: International Trade Organizations and Environmental Issues (edited by Richard H. Steinberg, Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).
    • Introduction: Exploring the Prospects for Transatlantic Trade Policy Cooperation in Asia, in Partners or Competitors? The Prospects for U.S.-EU Cooperation on Asian Trade (edited by Richard H. Steinberg and Bruce Stokes, Rowman & Littlefield, 1999).
    • Part III. Conclusion. The Prospects for Partnership: Overcoming Obstacles to Transatlantic Trade Policy Cooperation in Asia, in Partners or Competitors? The Prospects for U.S.-EU Cooperation on Asian Trade (edited by Richard H. Steinberg and Bruce Stokes, Rowman & Littlefield, 1999).
    • Reconciling Transatlanticism and Multilateralism: Great Power Management of the World Trading System, in The United States and Europe in the Global Arena (edited by Frances Burwell and Ivo Daalder, Macmillan, 1999).
    • Institutional Implications of WTO Accession for China, IGCC Working Paper No. 41. (University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, March 1999).
    • Great Power Management of the World Trading System: A Transatlantic Strategy for Liberal Multilateralism, 29 Law and Policy in International Business 205-56 (Winter 1998).
    • Trade-Environment Negotiations in the EU, NAFTA, and WTO: Regional Trajectories of Rule Development, 91 American Journal of International Law 231-67 (1997).
    • Direct Application of Multilateral Trade Agreements in the United States, in Regionalism and Multilateralism After the Uruguay Round: Convergence, Divergence and Interaction (edited by Paul Demaret, Jean-Francois Bellis, and Gonzalos Garcia-Jimenez, European Interuniversity Press, 1997).
    • Transatlanticism in Support of Multilateralism? Prospects for Great Power Management of the World Trading System, in Regionalism and Multilateralism After the Uruguay Round: Convergence, Divergence and Interaction (edited by Paul Demaret, Jean-Francois Bellis, and Gonzalos Garcia-Jimenez, European Interuniversity Press, 1999).
    • Trans-Atlantic Cooperation in Managing the World Trading System: The Promise of a TAFTA-Plus and Interim Approaches, in Open for Business: Creating a Transatlantic Marketplace (Council on Foreign Relations, 1996).
    • Interoperability and the National Information Infrastructure: Mapping the Debate (with Francois Bar and Michael Borrus), 4 Information and Infrastructure Policy 235 (1995).
    • The Uruguay Round: A Legal Analysis of the Final Act, 6 International Quarterly 1-94 (1994).
    • The Uruguay Round: A Preliminary Analysis of the Final Act, in Laws of International Trade (Business Laws, Inc., 1994).
    • Antidotes to Regionalism: Responses to Trade Diversion Effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement, 29 Stanford Journal of International Law 315-53 (1993).
    • A Legal Analysis of the North American Free Trade Agreement, in Laws of International Trade (Business Laws, Inc., 1993).
    • What the North American Free Trade Agreement Means to Business: An Industry-By-Industry Analysis of Effects and Opportunities, 9 Corporate Counsel's Quarterly 52-89 (1993).
    • The U.S. Decision in Computer Associates v. Altai Compared to the EC Software Directive: Transatlantic Convergence of Copyright Standards Favouring Software Interoperability, 8 in Computer Law & Practice 137-66 (1992).
  • Books
    • The International Criminal Court: Contemporary Challenges and Reform Proposals (edited by Richard H. Steinberg).. Brill/Nijhoff (forthcoming July 2020).
    • International Trade Law (edited by Richard H. Steinberg).. Edward Elgar Publishing (forthcoming 2020).
    • Contemporary Issues Facing the International Criminal Court (edited by Richard H. Steinberg).. Brill/Nijhoff (2016).
    • Assessing the Legacy of the ICTY (edited by Richard H. Steinberg).. Martinus Nijhoff (2011).Translated into Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS). The Hague: ICTY (2011).
    • International Institutions (edited by Judith Goldstein and Richard H. Steinberg).. Vols. I-IV. Sage (2010).
    • 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).Translated into Chinese. Beijing University Press (2013).
    • The Greening of Trade Law: International Trade Organizations and Environmental Issues (edited by Richard H. Steinberg).. Rowman & Littlefield (2002).
    • Partners or Competitors? The Prospects for U.S.-EU Cooperation on Asian Trade (edited by Richard H. Steinberg and Bruce Stokes).. Rowman & Littlefield (1999).