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News Posted on November 9, 2017

Professor Dodge Speaks at Georgetown Law Center

On November 2-3, Professor William S. Dodge participated in a symposium at Georgetown Law Center on “The Law of Nations and the United States Constitution.” The focus of the symposium was a new book by Professors Bradford Clark and Anthony Bellia. The symposium included a panel on judicial perspectives featuring Justice Samuel Alito and Judges David Barron, Brett Kavanaugh, Debra Livingston, and Sri Srinivasan, as well as a series of academic panels with leading scholars of foreign relations law, including Professors Curtis Bradley, Jack Goldsmith, David Golove, John Harrison, Dan Hulsebosch, Thomas Lee, Paul Stephan, and Michael Ramsey. Professor Dodge discussed changes in customary international law since ratification of the Constitution that make a strictly originalist approach impossible.

Professor Dodge is Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law. He serves as a Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute's Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law: Jurisdiction and as a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law. He is a co-author of the casebook Transnational Business Problems and a co-editor of International Law in the U.S. Supreme Court: Continuity and Change, which won the American Society of International Law's 2012 certificate of merit. He has authored more than 50 other publications in books and law reviews.