The co-directors of the Institute are Professor Ruti Teitel and Tai-Heng Cheng. Professors Teitel and Cheng collaborate with affiliated Professors Lung-Chu Chen, Frank Munger and Sadiq Reza, all of whom work with a team of Senior Fellows, who are third year law students, and Fellows, who are second year law students.
Each year, Professors Teitel and Cheng co-teach the Global Law and Justice Colloquium, in which scholars from around the world are invited to workshop their works in progress with Professors Teitel and Cheng and around 15 students.
Institute fellows are always included in year long meetings convened under the auspices of the Global Law and Justice Colloquium. Students in the Colloquium get to participate in research and scholarship as it is being produced. They engage by writing reaction papers before the class as well as by participating by engaging with leading academics and practitioners in the class sessions, as well as more informally in smaller lunches and dinners.
In 2010-2011, papers discussed included: Oona Hathaway & Scott Shapiro, Outcasting: Enforcement in Domestic and International Law, 121 Yale L.J. (Draft November 3, 2010; forthcoming 2011), and Chantal Thomas: Law and Neoclassical Economic Development in Theory and Practice: Toward an Institutionalist Critique of Institutionalism, 96 Cornell L.Rev. 967
Together with Fellows of the Institute, Professor Teitel runs a transitional justice network and blog.
Professor Cheng convenes annually the Global Law and Policy Round Table, in which a dozen scholars worldwide are invited to intensively workshop their works-in-progress and exchange ideas in a private meeting over two days and more informally over lunches and dinners.
Professor Cheng co-directs with Professor Rob Howse of New York University Law School the New York City International Economic Law Working Group of scholars, policymakers, judges and practitioners. The Working Group meets monthly to discuss issues relating to international economic law.
The faculty and fellows of the Institute publish scholarship and present their research worldwide at lectures, conferences and other events in the United States and abroad. The Institute convenes two CV Starr Lectures annually in collaboration with the Center for International Law.
The Institute is also the home to a database of international commercial arbitration awards in U.S. Courts. This internet database is a searchable collection of awards that have become public as a result of U.S. court proceedings. It is intended to provide free access for scholars, arbitrators and practitioners researching international commercial arbitration.