PUBLISHED:May 07, 2008

Associate Dean Curtis Bradley elected to ASIL Executive Council, Board of Editors

May 5, 2008 — Curtis Bradley, Richard and Marcy Horvitz Professor of Law and professor of public policy studies, was recently elected to serve on both the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Executive Council and the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law.

“It is an honor to be elected to these two positions,” said Bradley, who is also senior associate dean for Academic Affairs. “The American Society of International Law is the leading organization in the United States of international law scholars and practitioners, and the American Journal of International Law is a world-renowned, peer-reviewed journal published by the society. I have long been involved in society activities, and I have had the privilege of publishing a number of articles in the journal. With my new positions, I am looking forward to playing a more active role in both maintaining the fine traditions of the society and the journal and in deliberating about their future directions.”

Bradley served as counselor on international law in the Legal Adviser’s Office of the U.S. State Department in 2004 and is currently a member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law. The author of two casebooks, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (Aspen Press 2d ed. 2006 with Jack Goldsmith), and International Law (Aspen Press 4th ed. 2003 with Barry Carter and Phillip Trimble), Bradley has also written numerous articles concerning both international law and U.S. foreign relations law. At Duke, Bradley teaches international law, foreign relations law, and federal courts. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School during the spring 2008 semester.

“There was once a time when Curt’s ideas about international law were considered radical,” said Professor Ralf Michaels, director of Duke’s Center for International and Comparative Law. “It is a testament to the wisdom of the American Society of International Law that it realizes how important and fruitful Curt’s ideas really are — fruitful for the society, for its journal, and for international law in the U.S. at large. And it is great news for us at Duke to have this close link to the most important institutions in American international law.

“As the inaugural director of the Center for International and Comparative Law, Curt demonstrated great leadership and helped show Duke’s strength in international law. I have no doubt he will do the same in these new positions.” - Brett Cornwright