GLPA provides a fresh look at international law studies, by providing a platform in which to examine the interconnections between domestic law and policy with international law and global policy, with the Americas as the focal point a platform from which to engage with the rest of the world . It brings together academics, practitioners, and policy makers to develop research, coursework, and collaboration on areas involving domestic law and policy within the regions of the Americas and their comparative relationships to a new global order. Specific areas of study will include international trade and investment, international and transnational law, sustainable development, and human rights in the context of today’s environmental and energy challenges and technological advances. While the center is focused on the Americas, research is not confined to the region. Specific areas of the Americas will be highlighted and collaborations with other university departments and outside institutions will be fostered for interdisciplinary research on specific regions: North America, Central America, and South America.