AJIL is the world's preeminent peer-reviewed international law journal; appointment to the board of editors is a signature achievement for international legal scholars.
Helfer is an expert in international law whose scholarly interests include interdisciplinary analysis of international law and institutions, human rights, international litigation, and international intellectual property law and policy. He is co-director of Duke Law School’s Center for International and Comparative Law and a member of the faculty steering committee of the Duke Center on Human Rights.
Helfer has authored more than 50 publications and has lectured widely on his diverse research interests. He is co-author of Human Rights and Intellectual Property: Mapping the Global Intersections (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2010) and of the casebook Human Rights (2d ed., Foundation Press, 2009). His articles have appeared in leading American law reviews, including the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the California Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and Duke’s Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems, as well as in AJIL and other peer-reviewed law journals.
Helfer joins his Duke Law colleague, Curtis A. Bradley, the Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies, on the AJIL Board of Editors.