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Our History: Former Faculty [Fall 2020 - this site is under construction as we update this list]: Bradley, Curtis A., Jr. (2000-2005)

Tenured faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law through its history.

Curtis A. Bradley, Jr., 2000-2005

Curtis Bradley

Professor Bradley graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado in 1985 and 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. He specializes in the fields of International Law, Foreign Relations Law, and the Federal Courts. 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. He is also a member of the American Society of International Law Executive Council and is on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law. In 2005 he joined the faculty of Duke Law School.



Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (with Jack L. Goldsmith) (Aspen Publishers, 2003).

International Law (with Barry E. Carter and Phillip R. Trimble) (Aspen Publishers, 4th ed. 2003).

International Law: Selected Documents (with Barry E. Carter and Phillip R. Trimble) (Aspen Publishers, 2003).


Pinochet and International Human Rights Litigation (with Jack L. Goldsmith), 97 Mich. L. Rev. 2129-2184 (1999).

The “Pinochet Method” & Political Accountability, 3 Green Bag 2d 5-10 (1999).

Chevron Deference and Foreign Affairs, 86 Va. L. Rev. 649-726 (2000).

Customary International Law and Private Rights of Action, 1 Chi. J. Int’l L. 421-429 (2000).

Treaties, Human Rights, and Conditional Consent (with Jack L. Goldsmith), 149 U. Pa. L. Rev. 399-468 (2000).

The Treaty Power and American Federalism, Part I, 99 Mich. L. Rev. 98-133 (2000).

The Costs of International Human Rights Litigation, 2 Chi. J. Int’l L. 457-473 (2001).

Universal Jurisdiction and U.S. Law, 2001 U. Chi. Legal F. 323-350.

The Alien Tort Statute and Article III, 42 Va. J. Int’l L. 587-647 (2002).

The Constitutional Validity of Military Commissions (with Jack L. Goldsmith), 5 Green Bag 2d 249-258 (2002).

The Juvenile Death Penalty and International Law, 52 Duke L. J. 485-557 (2002).

World War II Compensation and Foreign Relations Federalism, 20 Berkeley J. Int’l L. 282-295 (2002).

International Delegations, the Structural Constitution, and Non-Self-Execution, 55 Stan. L. Rev. 1557-1596 (2003).

Executive Power Essentialism and Foreign Affairs (with Martin S. Flaherty), 102 Mich. L. Rev. 545-688 (2004).

Congressional Authorization and the War on Terrorism (with Jack L. Goldsmith), 118 Harv. L. Rev. 2047-2133 (2005).

The War on Terrorism: International Law, Clear Statement Requirements, and Constitutional Design (with Jack L. Goldsmith), 118 Harv. L. Rev. 2683-2697 (2005).


Review of Born & Westin, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts, 2d ed. (with Jack L. Goldsmith III), 34 Va. J. Int’l L. 233-245 (1993).

Foreign Affairs and Domestic Reform (reviewing Dudziak, Cold War Civil Rights), 87 Va. L. Rev. 1475-1490 (2001).