Curtis A. Bradley Receives Distinguished Professorship

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Curtis A. Bradley has been named the Allen M. Singer Distinguished Service Professor of Law, effective July 1. Bradley has served as the Allen M. Singer Professor since he joined the Law School in 2021. He was the inaugural recipient of that professorship.

A foreign relations law expert who has written extensively in that field, Bradley’s teaching and research interests also include international law, constitutional law, and federal court jurisdiction.  

His latest book, Historical Gloss and Foreign Affairs: Constitutional Authority in Practice—due out in October—examines how the constitutional law governing the conduct of foreign affairs has evolved significantly throughout history, positing that these changes were developed through the practices of presidents and Congress rather than by Supreme Court rulings or formal constitutional amendments.  

He is also the author of International Law in the US Legal System (3d ed. 2020), the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law (2019), and the coauthor of two casebooks: Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (8th ed. 2024) and Federal Courts and the Law of Federal-State Relations (10th ed. 2022). 

Bradley taught at Duke Law School for nearly 20 years before he joined UChicago, and earlier in his career, he clerked for Judge David Ebel on the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and Justice Byron White on the US Supreme Court.  

From 2012-2018, Bradley served as a reporter on the Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States, and in 2023, began serving as a reporter on the latest phase of this Restatement.  

Bradley is among a group of 31 UChicago faculty members who received named or distinguish service professorships effective with the new academic year.