Author Archive for Ryan Scoville

Congratulations to the Jessup Moot Court Team

Sunday, February 7th, 2016
Category: Marquette Law School, Public | No Comments »

A group of Marquette students just finished an extremely successful weekend at the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, which took place in Chicago and featured schools from across the midwest. The ... Read more »

New Article on Federal Courts and Customary International Law

Monday, September 21st, 2015
Category: Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Law & Legal System, International Law & Diplomacy, Public | No Comments »

I just posted a draft of a new article that studies citations in published judicial opinions to evaluate how federal courts go about ascertaining customary international law. For those interested, it's ... Read more »

Legislative Diplomacy After Zivotofsky

Monday, June 15th, 2015
Category: Constitutional Law, International Law & Diplomacy, Public | No Comments »

The Supreme Court's decision in Zivotofsky v. Kerry held that Congress violated the separation of powers by enacting a statute that purported to compel the President to issue statements that contradict his policy ... Read more »

The Role of Foreign Perceptions in Zivotofsky v. Kerry

Friday, June 12th, 2015
Category: Constitutional Law, International Law & Diplomacy, Public | 1 Comment »

On Monday the Supreme Court issued a long-awaited and important decision in Zivotofsky v. Kerry. This was a case about the nature of the President's power to recognize foreign borders, and it required the Court ... Read more »

The Study of International Law in Foreign Law Schools: A Brief History

Monday, April 13th, 2015
Category: International Law & Diplomacy, Public | 3 Comments »

In my last post I provided a short history on international legal education in the United States. This time I offer the global equivalent: a (very) rough sense for the evolution of ... Read more »

The Study of International Law in American Law Schools: A Brief History

Monday, March 30th, 2015
Category: International Law & Diplomacy, Legal Education, Public | No Comments »

As I’ve discussed in other posts, international law has a fairly peripheral role in American legal education. Only eight schools require their students to complete a course on the subject, and ... Read more »

Residency Venue in Cases with Foreign Corporate Defendants

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
Category: Federal Civil Litigation, Public | No Comments »

A few years ago, Congress passed the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011, in part to resolve, as the title suggests, uncertainties concerning the old venue statute. ... Read more »

More on Boehner’s Invitation to Netanyahu

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
Category: Constitutional Interpretation, International Law & Diplomacy, Public | 1 Comment »

As I mentioned in my previous post, House Speaker John Boehner recently invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on the subject of Iran's nuclear program, and he ... Read more »

Some Historical Perspective on Netanyahu’s Address to Congress

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Category: Constitutional Law, International Law & Diplomacy, Public | No Comments »

Today there’s some interesting news from the realm of foreign relations law: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will give an address to Congress next month on the topic of Iran’s ... Read more »

Compelled Diplomacy in Zivotofsky v. Kerry

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
Category: Constitutional Law, International Law & Diplomacy, Public | No Comments »

To the parties and lower courts, Zivotofsky v. Kerry has been a dispute primarily about the nature of the President's power to recognize foreign borders. But what if the law ... Read more »

The Problem with a Grand Bargain on the Senkaku Islands

Sunday, January 11th, 2015
Category: International Law & Diplomacy, Public | No Comments »

Lately there have been a variety of proposals for cooperative solutions to the Sino-Japanese dispute over the Senkaku Islands, but these proposals seem to suffer from a common problem in that they ... Read more »

Back From Japan: What I Learned

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
Category: International Law & Diplomacy, Public | No Comments »

Recently I went to Japan as part of a small group of American academics and researchers who are interested in Japanese foreign policy. During the trip, we met with officials from ... Read more »