Curtis A. Bradley

University of Chicago Law School

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Curtis A. Bradley (@curtisabradley) is the Allen M. Singer Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. He is the author, among other things, of International Law in the U.S. Legal System (3d ed. 2020), and Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (7th ed. 2020) (with Ashley Deeks and Jack Goldsmith), as well as numerous law review articles. In 2004, Professor Bradley served as Counselor on International Law in the Legal Adviser’s Office of the U.S. State Department, and he is currently a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law. From 2012-18, he served as a Reporter for the Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law, and from 2018-22, he served as co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of International Law.

Posts by Curtis A. Bradley

Supreme Court to Revisit Extraterritorial Scope of Trademark Law

On March 1, the Supreme Court will hear argument in Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic International, Inc., which concerns the extraterritorial scope of the Lanham (Trademark) Act. In resolving this case, the Court will need to decide what to do about an old precedent that appears to be inconsistent with the Court’s modern approach to…

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Customary International Law’s Domestic Status: Reflections After Twenty-Five Years

We are grateful to Bill Dodge for highlighting our 1997 article on the domestic legal status of customary international law.  In that article, we critically analyzed what we referred to as the “modern position,” which is the claim made by some academics and the Restatement (Third) of Foreign Relations Law that customary international law has…

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