Institute of Global Law

Institute of Global Law

About the Institute

University College London established its Institute of Global Law in 2000. The setting up of the Institute acknowledges the impact of law across national boundaries and the need to deepen inquiry into comparative approaches to law and legal study. The Institute also recognises that global and transnational legal issues cannot be understood without recourse to other social sciences, such as economics, sociology, anthropology or philosophy.

The logo of the Institute depicts Aristotle and Plato, the 'fathers' of the comparative study of law and political institutions from 'The School of Athens' by Raphael, part of the Stanza della Segnatura, in the Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican. The Institute has adopted as its motto St Paul's exhortation to the Thessalonians: "Probe everything and retain the best".

"Probe everything
and retain the best

St Paul's epistle to the Thessalonians