Bradley lays groundwork for new field of comparative foreign relations law with Oxford Handbook

For Curtis Bradley, publication of The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law - of which he is editor - represents the culmination of a five year scholarly effort and the realization of a lofty goal: to lay the groundwork for a new field of study and teaching. "I have been writing about and teaching U.S. foreign relations law since I started in academia more than 20 years ago, and I have become increasingly interested in the extent to which other countries face similar issues to those that we think about here, including how much authority to distribute between the legislative branch and the executive branch in handling foreign relations," said Bradley, the William Van Alstyne Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy Studies. "This project stems, in part, from my desire to learn more and find out whether there were comparisons and contrasts that would be interesting."

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Prof. Curtis Bradley

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Curtis Bradley's scholarly expertise spans the areas of international law in the U.S. legal system, the constitutional law of foreign affairs, and federal jurisdiction.


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Book by Blocher, Miller named to The Green Bag's list of best legal writing

Blocher and Miller

The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation and the Future of Heller (Cambridge University Press, 2018), by Joseph Blocher, the Lanty L. Smith ’67 Professor of Law, and Darrell Miller, the Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law, was picked for The Green Bag’s list of “Exemplary Legal Writing” that appears in its just-published 2019 Almanac & Reader.


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