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Carlos Manuel Vazquez

Professor of Law

B.A., Yale; J.D., Columbia

Areas of Expertise:

Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law, International Law

After graduating from law school, where he was Articles and Book Reviews Editor of the Columbia Law Review, Professor Vazquez served as a law clerk...

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After graduating from law school, where he was Articles and Book Reviews Editor of the Columbia Law Review, Professor Vazquez served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He then practiced law with Covington and Burling in Washington, DC, before joining the law school faculty as a visiting professor of law in 1990, and then as an associate professor in 1991. From 2000 to 2003, he was the United States member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, the organ of the Organization of American States responsible for juridical matters and for promoting the progressive development and codification of international law in the Americas. Professor Vazquez has written and taught primarily in the areas of international law, constitutional law, and federal courts.

Recent Scholarship

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Carlos M. Vázquez & Stephen I. Vladeck, The Constitutional Right to Collateral Post-Conviction Review, 103 Va. L. Rev. (forthcoming).    [SSRN]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Habeas as Forum Allocation: A New Synthesis, 71 U. Miami L. Rev. 645-701 (2017).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez & Catherine Powell, Introduction to Symposium on the International Legal Obligation to Criminalize Marital Rape, 109 Am. J. Int'l L. (Unbound) 187-188 (2016).   
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Out-Beale-Ing Beale, 110 Am. J. Int'l L. (Unbound) 68-73 (2016).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Four Problems with the Draft Restatement's Treatment of Treaty Self-Execution, 2015 BYU L. Rev. 1747-1799.    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
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All Scholarship 2000 - Present

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Carlos M. Vázquez & Stephen I. Vladeck, The Constitutional Right to Collateral Post-Conviction Review, 103 Va. L. Rev. (forthcoming).    [SSRN]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Habeas as Forum Allocation: A New Synthesis, 71 U. Miami L. Rev. 645-701 (2017).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez & Catherine Powell, Introduction to Symposium on the International Legal Obligation to Criminalize Marital Rape, 109 Am. J. Int'l L. (Unbound) 187-188 (2016).   
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Out-Beale-Ing Beale, 110 Am. J. Int'l L. (Unbound) 68-73 (2016).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Four Problems with the Draft Restatement's Treatment of Treaty Self-Execution, 2015 BYU L. Rev. 1747-1799.    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, The Abiding Exceptionalism of Foreign Relations Doctrine, 128 Harv. L. Rev. (Forum) 305-321 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez & Curtis A. Bradley, Introduction to Agora (Parts I & II): Reflections on Zivotofsky v. Kerry, 109 Am. J. Int'l L. (Unbound) 1, 44 (2015).   
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Things We Do with Presumptions: Reflections on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1719-1747 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez & Stephen I. Vladeck, State Law, the Westfall Act, and the Nature of the Bivens Question, 161 U. Pa. L. Rev. 509-583 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Alien Tort Claims and the Status of Customary International Law, 106 Am. J. Int'l L. 531-546 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Customary International Law as U.S. Law: A Critique of the Revisionist and Intermediate Positions and a Defense of the Modern Position, 86 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1495-1634 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Withdrawing from International Custom: Terrible Food, Small Portions, 120 Yale L.J. (Online) 269-291 (2011).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, The Unsettled Nature of the Union, 123 Harv. L. Rev. (Forum) 79-91 (2011).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Less Than Zero?, 102 Am. J. Int'l L. 563-572 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, The Separation of Powers as a Safeguard of Nationalism, 83 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1601-1637 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Missouri v. Holland's Second Holding, 73 Mo. L. Rev. 939-967 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Treaties as Law of the Land: The Supremacy Clause and the Judicial Enforcement of Treaties, 122 Harv. L. Rev. 599-695 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, The Federal “Claim” in the District Courts: Osborn, Verlinden, and Protective Jurisdiction, 95 Cal. L. Rev. 1731-1774 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, The Military Commissions Act, the Geneva Conventions, and the Courts: A Critical Guide, 101 Am. J. Int'l L. 73-98 (2007).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Judicial Enforcement of Treaties: Self-Execution and Related Doctrines, 100 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 439-448 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Direct vs. Indirect Obligations of Corporations Under International Law, 43 Colum. J. Transnat'l L. 927-959 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Altmann v. Austria and the Retroactivity of the Foreign Services Immunities Act, 3 J. Int'l Crim. Just. 207-223 (2005).    [HEIN] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Judicial Review in the United States and in the WTO: Some Similarities and Differences, 36 Geo. Wash. Int’l L. Rev. 587-613 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Regionalism Versus Globalism: A View From the Americas, 8 Uniform L. Rev. 63-70 (2003).    [HEIN] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Trade Sanctions and Human Rights - Past, Present, and Future, 6 J. Int’l Econ. L. 797-839 (2003).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Treaties and the Eleventh Amendment, 42 Va. J. Int’l L. 713-742 (2002).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez & John H. Jackson, Some Reflections on Compliance With WTO Dispute Settlement Decisions, 33 Law & Pol’y Int’l Bus. 555-567 (2002).    [HEIN] [SSRN]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, W(h)ither Zschernig? , 46 Vill. L. Rev. 1259-1324 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Julian Knowles, Christopher Borgen, Arthur Rovine & William Paul, Panel Discussion: Law and International Relations, 31 N.M. L. Rev. 85-106 (2001).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Eleventh Amendment Schizophrenia, 75 Notre Dame L. Rev. 859-918 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Sovereign Immunity, Due Process, and the Alden Trilogy, 109 Yale L.J. 1927-1981 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Carlos M. Vázquez, "Not a Happy Precedent": The Story of Ex Parte Quirin, in Federal Courts Stories 219-246 (Vicki C. Jackson & Judith Resnik eds., New York: Thomson Reuters/Foundation Press 2010).    [BOOK]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Las Relaciones Entre el Poder Ejecutivo y el Poder Legislativo en los Estados Unidos de América, in La Coordinación de las Relaciones Entre el Gobierno y el Parlamento: Una Mirada (Miguel Angel Presno Linera & Daniel Sarmiento eds., Madrid: Ministerio de la Presidencia 2007).   
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, The Story of Foster v. Neilson and United States v. Percheman: Judicial Enforcement of Treaties, in International Law Stories (John E. Noyes, Laura A. Dickinson & Mark W. Janis eds., New York: Foundation Press 2007).    [BOOK]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Jurisdiction and Human Rights: Two Puzzles, in Human Rights at the Center: Les Droits de l'Homme au Centre 507-519 (Franz Werro, Samantha Besson & Michel Hottelier eds., Zurich, Switz.: Schulthess 2006).    [BOOK]
  • Carlos M. Vázquez, Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain and Human Rights Claims Against Corporations Under the Alien Tort Statute, in Human Rights and International Trade 137-147 (Thomas Cottier, Joost Pauwelyn & Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press 2005).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

  • Brief of Law Professors David D. Cole, Carlos M. Vázquez, Julie R. O'Sullivan, Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks et al. as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioner (Geneva-Enforceability), Hamdan v. Rumsfield, No. 05-184 (U.S. Jan. 6, 2006).    [W] [Gtown Law]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Carlos M. Vázquez, La Protección de los Derechos en el Sistema Federal de los Estados Unidos, 82 Revista Vasca de Adminstración Pública 299-316 (2008).   
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