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Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials, Seventh Edition

Curtis A. Bradley, Ashley Deeks, Jack L. Goldsmith


  • ISBN: 9781543813654

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    A leading casebook on foreign relations law, authored by widely cited scholars who also have pertinent government experience, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials, Seventh Edition, examines the law that regulates how the United States interacts with other nations and with international institutions, and how it applies international law within its legal system. The book offers a compelling mix of cases, statutes, and executive branch materials, as well as extensive notes and questions and discussion of relevant historical background. 

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    Publication Date: 1/31/20
    Copyright Year: 2020
    Pages: 944
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    Ashley Deeks

    Ashley Deeks is the E. James Kelly, Jr.-Class of 1965 Research Professor at the University of Virginia Law School. Her primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of international law, national security, intelligence, and the application of new technologies to those fields. She has written articles on the use of force, executive power, secret treaties, the intersection of intelligence and international law, and the laws of armed conflict. She is a member of the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law and serves as a senior contributor to the Lawfare blog. Professor Deeks also serves on the boards of editors of the American Journal of International Law and the Journal of National Security Law and Policy. She is the supervising editor for AJIL Unbound, a senior fellow at the Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare, and a faculty senior fellow at UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs.

    Before joining UVA, she served as the assistant legal adviser for political-military affairs in the U.S. State Department's Office of the Legal Adviser, where she worked on issues related to the law of armed conflict, the use of force, conventional weapons, intelligence, and the legal framework for the conflict with al-Qaida. In previous positions at the State Department, Deeks advised on international law enforcement and extradition questions. In 2005, she served as the embassy legal adviser at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, during Iraq’s constitutional negotiations. Deeks was a 2007-08 Council on Foreign Relations international affairs fellow and a visiting fellow in residence at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

    Deeks received her J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as an editor on the Law Review. After graduation, she clerked for Judge Edward R. Becker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

    Curtis A. Bradley

    Curtis Bradley is the William Van Alstyne Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy Studies. He joined the Duke law faculty in 2005, after teaching at the University of Virginia and University of Colorado law schools. His courses include International Law, Foreign Relations Law, and Federal Courts.

    Professor Bradley graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1988. He then clerked for Judge David Ebel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Byron White of the U.S. Supreme Court. After his clerkships, Professor Bradley practiced law for several years at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. He began teaching in 1995 at the University of Colorado School of Law, and he received tenure there in 1999. In 2000, he joined the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law as a full professor. In 2004, he served as counselor on international law in the Legal Adviser's Office of the U.S. State Department. He is now a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on International Law, and he is also a co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of International Law. From 2012-2018, he served as a Reporter on the Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.

    Professor Bradley has written numerous articles concerning both international law and U.S. foreign relations law. He is also the author of a monograph, International Law in the U.S. Legal System (2d ed. Oxford University Press, 2015), and he is the Editor of The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law (Oxford University Press, 2019).

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