Michael D. Ramsey

               Professor of Law, University of San Diego Law School

2013 Presentations

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2014 Presentations

· International Human Rights Litigation in the United States after Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum

 

University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Centre for the Study of Enterprise Liability, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 7, 2013.

 

             Paper from SSRN

 

· Arguments from Custom in International Law

 

University of San Diego Law School, Center on Law and Philosophy, Conference on Human Rights and International Law Theory, San Diego, CA, May 4, 2013.

 

             Paper from SSRN

 

· Arguments from Custom In Constitutional Law

 

Notre Dame Law School, Roundtable on the Constitution and Unwritten Law, South Bend, IN, March 22, 2013

 

             Paper from SSRN

 

 

 

 

· Commentary on Sovereign Debt Litigation

 

Commentary on paper by Thomas Lee, American Society of International Law, Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts, Annual Works-in-Progress Conference, Santa Clara University Law School, Santa Clara, CA, December 5, 2014.

 

· Commentary: The Founders and Treaty Non-Self-Execution

 

Commentary on forthcoming book on self-executing treaties by David Sloss, Santa Clara University Law School, December 4, 2014.

 

 

· Congress’ Limited Power to Enforce Treaties

 

Paper presentation, Notre Dame Law School conference: “The Treaty Power After Bond v. United States: Interpretive and Constitutional Constraints,” panel with Professors Saikrishna Prakash and Duncan Hollis, Notre Dame Law School, South Bend, IN, Nov. 14, 2014.

 

· Supreme Court OT 2014-15 Preview

 

Panel Discussion, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA, October 13, 2014 (with Professors Miranda McGowan and Donald Dripps).

 

· War Powers Litigation after Zivotofsky v. Clinton

 

Yale-Duke Roundtable on Foreign Relations Law, Yale Law School, October 3, 2014.

 

· Supreme Court OT 2014-15 Preview

 

Panel Discussion, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA, September 17, 2014.

 

· Argentina v. NML Capital: Can a U.S. Court Make Argentina Pay Its Debts?

 

Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, School of Law, Mexico City, September 12, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Presentations

· The Troubled Constitutionality of Nonbinding Agreements

 

Paper presentation, Yale-Duke Roundtable on Foreign Relations Law: The Future of International Agreements, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, October 15, 2016.

 

· ICSID Investor-State Arbitration: Is There a Problem?  Is There a Solution?

 

Presentation at Sogang University Law School, Seoul, Republic of Korea, April 29, 2016.

 

· Justice Scalia’s Legacy

 

Panel discussion with Kristin Myles, Professor Jonathan Mitchell, and Professor John Eastman, U.C. Berkeley Law School, Berkeley, CA, April 21, 2016.

 

· Justice Scalia’s Legacy

 

Panel discussion with Professors Paul Cassel, Jonathan Mitchell and John Fee, University of Utah Law School, Salt Lake City, UT, April 13, 2016.

 

· Evading the Treaty Power: The Constitution and Nonbinding Agreements

 

Paper presentation, Florida International University Law Review symposium on Separation of Powers in the Obama Administration, Florida International University Law School, Miami, FL, March 11, 2016.

 

· Is Ted Cruz a Natural Born Citizen?

 

Debate with Professor Tom Lee, University of San Diego Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, University of San Diego Law School, San Diego, CA, February 19, 2016.

 

· Presidential Power to Implement Treaties

 

Panel discussion with Professors Kif Augustine-Adams, David Moore, Michael Van Alstine and David Sloss, International Law Association, American Branch, International Law Weekend West, BYU Law School, Provo, UT, January 29, 2016.

Recent Presentations

2016 Presentations

· War Initiation under President Obama

 

Yale-Duke Roundtable on Foreign Relations Law, Duke University Law School, Durham, NC, October 3, 2015.

 

· The Founders and International Law

 

Debate with Professor John Yoo, U.C. Berkeley Law School, Berkeley, CA, September 30, 2015.

 

· Supreme Court Preview — October Term 2015

 

Constitution Day panel presentation, University of San Diego Law School, San Diego, CA, September 17, 2015.

 

· Supreme Court 2014-15 Year in Review

 

Panel presentation to annual convention of National Association of State Attorneys General (with Professor Vikram Amar), San Diego, CA, June 18, 2015.

 

· The Founders and Treaty Non-Self -Execution

 

Panel presentation, BYU Law School conference on the draft Fourth Restatement of Foreign Relations Law, Provo, UT, January 30, 2015.