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Ramsey, Michael


  • International Business Transactions: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook, no. 12th (with Ralph H. Folsom, Michael Wallace Gordon, and Michael P. Van Alstine) (West Academic Publishing, 2015)
  • Transnational Law and Practice: Cases and Materials (with Childress, and Whytock) (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business/Aspen Casebook Series, forthcoming 2015)
  • International Law in the U.S. Supreme Court (Sloss, Ramsey, and Dodge, eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  • The Constitution's Text in Foreign Affairs (Harvard University Press, 2007)

Chapters of Books or Articles within Books

  • “The Treaty and Its Rival: Making International Agreements in U.S. Law and Practice” in Treaties as Law of the Land? Change and Uncertainty in Domestic Effects of International Agreements (Gregory Fox, ed.) (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
  • “Customary International Law in the Supreme Court” in International Law in the U.S. Supreme Court (Dodge, and Sloss, eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  • “Judicial Imperialism and the War on Terror Cases” in International Law in the U.S. Supreme Court (Dodge, and Sloss, eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  • “The Story of the Prize Cases: Executive Power and Judicial Review in Wartime” in Presidential Power Stories (with Lee) (Bradley, and Schroeder, eds.) (Foundation Press, 2008)

Journal Articles

Presentations and Conferences

  • "Justice Scalia's Originalism in Practice" as presenter at Justice Scalia and the Federal Courts at Notre Dame Law School (February 1, 2017)

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