Aspen Publishing

Transnational Law and Practice, Second Edition

Donald E. Childress III, Michael D. Ramsey, Christopher A. Whytock


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    This unique casebook emphasizes the knowledge and skills that students need to solve the real-world transnational legal problems they are likely to encounter as lawyers in today’s globalized world—regardless of their field of practice and regardless of whether they are interested in international law as such. The casebook covers public international law and international courts; but unlike traditional international law casebooks, it urges students not to be “international law-centric” or “international court-centric” and gives them the resources to learn how to use national law and national courts, and private norms and alternative dispute resolution methods, to solve transnational legal problems on behalf of their clients.

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  • Additional Product Details
    Publication Date: 9/15/2020
    Copyright Year: 2021
    Pages: 1056
    Connected eBook + Print book: 9781454898962
    Connected eBook: 9781543849899

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  • Author Information

    Michael D. Ramsey

    Professor Ramsey teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, foreign relations law and international business law. Ramsey clerked for the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for the Honorable Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. He practiced international business law with the firm of Latham & Watkins. Ramsey taught as a visiting professor at the University of California, San Diego department of political science and at the University of Paris-Sorbonne department of comparative law. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 1995.

    Ramsey served as senior articles editor of the Stanford Journal of International Law. He received USD’s Thorsnes Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 1998, and the Thorsnes Prizes for Outstanding Scholarship in 2002 and 2007. He was awarded the law school's University Professorship for the 2012-13 academic year. Ramsey’s publications include International Law in the U.S. Supreme Court (co-edited with Sloss and Dodge) (Cambridge University Press, 2011); The Constitution's Text in Foreign Affairs (Harvard University Press, 2007); "Textualism and War Powers" in 69 Chicago Law Review 1543 (2002); and "The Executive Power Over Foreign Affairs" in 111 Yale Law Journal 231 (with Prakash) (2001).

    Christopher A. Whytock

    Christopher Whytock is Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, and a faculty affiliate of the UCI Center in Law, Society and Culture and the John & Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law.

    Professor Whytock’s research focuses on transnational litigation, conflict of laws, international law, and the role of domestic law and domestic courts in global governance. His scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in law journals including Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, New York University Law Review and University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and peer-reviewed social science journals including International Security. He is a co-author of the casebook Transnational Law and Practice (with Donald E. Childress III and Michael D. Ramsey) and the book Understanding Conflict of Laws (Fourth Edition) (with William M. Richman & William L. Reynolds).

    In 2013, Professor Whytock was appointed by the American Law Institute to serve as an adviser on the jurisdiction and enforcement section of the new Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States. Professor Whytock has taught courses on international law, civil procedure, conflict of laws, foreign relations law, international relations theory, and business associations. Professor Whytock previously taught at the University of Utah College of Law and practiced law as an associate at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.

    Donald E. Childress

    Prior to joining the law faculty in 2008, Professor Childress was associated with the international law firm Jones Day in Washington, D.C., as a member of their Issues and Appeals practice, where he focused on Supreme Court litigation, general appellate litigation, and significant motions practice in trial litigation. While in private practice, his appellate representations included preparation of writs of certiorari, merits briefs, and amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Childress has briefed and argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and has briefed matters in numerous other trial and appellate courts in the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, and D.C. Circuits, as well as in various state courts. He has significant private practice experience in transnational litigation/arbitration, complex civil procedure, conflict of laws, constitutional law, immigration law, international dispute resolution, federal Indian law, and national security law, including cases related to the war on terror. He maintains an active pro bono practice. During his time in Washington, D.C., Professor Childress co-taught a Supreme Court Litigation course at the Georgetown University Law Center and served as a "Justice" in the Georgetown University Law Center Supreme Court Institute. Professor Childress is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Professor Childress clerked for the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. While at Duke Law School, he served as editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal (Volume 53) and received the faculty award for outstanding achievement in international, transnational, and comparative law. While at Oxford Brookes University, he served as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in the United Kingdom, where his research focused, in part, on European constitutionalism and European Union law.

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