Laurence R. Helfer


  • How Context Shapes the Authority Of International Courts, 78 Law & Contemporary Problems (forthcoming) (with others)
  • Symposium on International Courts in Context, 78 Law & Contemporary Problems (No. 4, forthcoming) (with others)
  • Mapping the Interface Between Human Rights and Intellectual Property, in Human Rights and Intellectual Property: From Concepts to Practice (Christophe Geiger ed., forthcoming)
  • The Law and Politics of the Andean Tribunal of Justice (Oxford University Press, forthcoming) (with Karen J. Alter)
  • Pharmaceutical Patents and the Human Right to Health: The Contested Evolution of the Transnational Legal Order on Access to Medicines, in Transnational Legal Orders (Terence Halliday & Greg Shaffer eds., forthcoming)
  • The Codification of Foreign Official Immunity, in Custom in Crisis (Curtis Bradley & Ingrid Wuerth eds., forthcoming) (with Tim Meyer)

Works in Progress

  • Backlash Against International Courts in West, East, and Southern Africa: Implications for Theories of Judicial Independence (September 22, 2014) (with others)
  • Custom in the Age of Soft Law (September 01, 2014) (with Ingrid Wuerth)


Issues Edited

  • Proceedings of the 99th Annual Meeting, American Society of International Law Proceedings (2005) (with Rae Lindsay)

Articles and Essays

Newspaper Articles and Commentary

  • Op-Ed., Basic Liberties: U.S. Trails the World on Gay Rights, International Herald Tribune (June 19, 2003, at 16)
  • Op - Ed., Not Leading the World But Following It, New York Times (June 18, 2003, at A25)
  • Letter to the Editor, Reviving the United Nations, Washington Post (April 23, 2003, at A34)