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2013 Stanley M. Chesley Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law: Curtis Bradley


2013 Stanley M. Chesley Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law Lecture
 "The Treaty Power and American Federalism"

Date: March 14, 2013

Time: 12:15 p.m.

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The University of Cincinnati College of Law is pleased to welcome Professor Curtis A. Bradley as our 2013 Chesley Distinguished Visitor. Curtis Bradley is the William Van Alstyne Professor of Law, Professor of Public Policy Studies, and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Duke University School of Law. 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. He was the founding co-director of Duke Law School’s Center for International and Comparative Law and serves on the executive board of Duke’s Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security.

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, he 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 in 2000, he joined the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law. He served as counselor on international law in the Legal Adviser’s Office of the U.S. State Department in 2004, and is now a member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law.
Professor Bradley has written numerous articles concerning international law, U.S. foreign relations law, and constitutional law, including articles published in the Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Duke, and Georgetown law journals. His forthcoming book, International Law in the U.S. Legal System, will be published by Oxford University Press in early 2013.

In his lecture, The Treaty Power and American Federalisism, Professor Bradley will discuss the tensions between the authority of the national government to conclude treaties and the constitutional value of federalism in the United States. These tensions are evident in a case pending before the Supreme Court, United States v. Bond, which involves a criminal prosecution under a statute that implements the Chemical Weapons Convention.

About the Stanley M. Chesley Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law

The Stanley M. Chesley Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law was endowed by Mr. Chesley in 2006 to bring outstanding legal scholars of national and international prominence in all areas of law to the College as visiting professors. Mr. Chesley, a 1960 graduate of UC Law, is the president of Waite, Schneider, Bayless & Chesley. He is a long time supporter