Clark, Bradford R.

GW Law Faculty Publications

October 10, 2021

SSRN | Scholarly Commons


(With Anthony J. Bellia, Jr.)  The Law of Nations and the United States Constitution (2017).



(With Anthony J. Bellia, Jr.)  Restating the Charming Betsy as a Canon of Avoidance, in The Restatement and Beyond: The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Foreign Relations Law 203 (Paul B. Stephan & Sarah H. Cleveland eds., 2020).

(With Anthony J. Bellia, Jr.) The International Law Origins of American Federalism, 120 Colum. L. Rev. 835 (2020).

(With Anthony J. Bellia, Jr.)  Why Federal Courts Apply the Law of Nations Even Though It Is Not the Supreme Law of the Land, 106 Geo. L.J. 1915 (2018).

Boyle as Constitutional Preemption, 92 Notre Dame L. Rev. 2129 (2017).

Honoring Dan Meltzer, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1739 (2016).

(With Bellia, Anthony J., Jr.) "The Original Source of the Cause of Action in Federal Courts: The Example of the Alien Tort Statute," 101 Virginia Law Review 609-689 (2015).

(With Bellia, Anthony J., Jr.) "Two Myths about the Alien Tort Statute," 89 Notre Dame Law Review 1609-1643 (2014).

(With Bellia, Anthony J., Jr.) "General Law in Federal Court," 54 William & Mary Law Review 655-724 (2013).

"Tel-Oren, Filartiga, and the Meaning of the Alien Tort Statute," 80 University of Chicago Law Review Dialogue 177-191 (2013),

(With Bellia, Anthony J., Jr.) "The Law of Nations as Constitutional Law," 98 Virginia Law Review 729-838 (2012).

(With Bellia, Anthony J.) "The Alien Tort Statute and the Law of Nations," 78 University of Chicago Law Review 445-552 (2011).

"The Eleventh Amendment and the Nature of the Union," 123 Harvard Law Review 1817-1918 (2010).

(With Bellia, Anthony J., Jr.) "The Political Branches and the Law of Nations," 85 Notre Dame Law Review 1795-1822 (2010).

"Process-Based Preemption," in Preemption Choice: The Theory, Law, and Reality of Federalism's Core Question, p. 192-213. Edited by William W. Buzbee. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

(With Bellia, Anthony J., Jr.) "The Federal Common Law of Nations," 109 Columbia Law Review 1-93 (2009).
     Portions reprinted in Federalism, ed. by Anthony J. Bellia, Jr.. New York: Aspen, 2011.

"Constitutional Compromise and the Supremacy Clause," 83 Notre Dame Law Review 1421-1439 (2008).

"Federal Lawmaking and the Role of Structure in Constitutional Interpretation," 96 California Law Review 699-730 (2008).

"Procedural Safeguards of Federalism," 83 Notre Dame Law Review 1681-1712 (2008).

"Erie's Constitutional Source." 95 California Law Review 1289 - 1312 (2007).

"Domesticating Sole Executive Agreements." 93 Virginia Law Review 1573 - 1661 (2007).

"Constitutional Structure, Judicial Discretion, and the Eighth Amendment." 81 Notre Dame Law Review 1149-1202 (2006).

"The Constitutional Structure and the Jurisprudence of Justice Scalia." 47 Saint Louis University Law Journal 753-771 (2003).

"The Supremacy Clause as a Constraint on Federal Power." 71 George Washington Law Review 91-130 (2003).

"Unitary Judicial Review." 72 The George Washington Law Review 319-353 (2003).

"Putting the Safeguards back into the Political Safeguards of Federalism." 80 Texas Law Review 327-342 (2001).

"Separation of Powers as a Safeguard of Federalism." 79 Texas Law Review 1321-1458 (2001).

"Translating Federalism: A Structural Approach." 66 The George Washington Law Review 1161-1197 (1998).

"Ascertaining the Laws of the Several States: Positivism and Judicial Federalism after Erie." 145 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1459-1564 (1997).

"Federal Common Law: A Structural Reinterpretation." 144 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1245-1376 (1996).

"Judicial Review of Congressional Section Five Action: The Fallacy of Reverse Incorporation." 84 Columbia Law Review 1969-1991 (1984).


(With Anthony J. Bellia.)  Justice Gorsuch is Right: Jesner and the Original Meaning of the Alien Tort Statute, Lawfare (Oct. 18, 2017, 12:30 PM),