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.


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Carlos M. Vázquez, Extraterritoriality as Choice of Law (working paper).
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Lea Brilmayer, Jack Goldsmith, Erin O’Hara O’Connor & Carlos M. Vázquez, Conflict of Laws: Cases and Materials (New York: Wolters Kluwer 8th ed. 2020).

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Erwin Chemerinsky, Eric M. Freedman, Craig Futterman, Martin Guggenheim, Bernard E. Harcourt, Shani M. King, Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier, Issa Kohler-Hausmann, Leah Litman, Christopher Seeds, Alison Siegler, Carol Steiker, David A. Strauss, Carlos Manuel Vázquez, Gideon Yaffe, Steven Zeidman as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioner, Jones v. Mississippi, No. 18-1259 (U.S. June 12, 2020).

Book Chapters & Collected Works

Duncan B. Hollis & Carlos Manuel Vázquez, Treaty Self-Execution as “Foreign” Foreign Relations Law?, in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law 467-484 (Curtis A. Bradley ed., New York: Oxford University Press 2019).
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Carlos M. Vázquez, Choice-of-Law as Geographic Scope Limitation, in Resolving Conflicts in the Law: Essays in Honour of Lea Brilmayer 42-77 (Chiara Giorgetti & Natalie Klein eds., Boston: Brill Nijhoff 2019).
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