Prof. Michael D. Ramsey

Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Professor of Law, Director, International & Comparative Law Programs, University of San Diego School of Law

Professor Ramsey teaches and writes in the areas of Constitutional Law, Foreign Relations Law and International Business Law. He is the author of The Constitution's Text in Foreign Affairs (Harvard Univ. Press, 2007) and of numerous articles in leading scholarly journals, including "Textualism and War Powers" (Chicago Law Review, 2002) and "The Executive Power over Foreign Affairs" (with Professor Saikrishna Prakash) (Yale Law Journal, 2001). Ramsey received the 1998 Thorsnes Prize for excellence in teaching, and the 2002 and 2007 Thorsnes Prizes for outstanding scholarship. He has taught as a visiting professor for the University of California, San Diego, Department of Political Science and for the University of Paris-Sorbonne, Department of Comparative Law. Before joining the USD faculty in 1995, he served as a law clerk to Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court, and practiced international business law with the firm of Latham & Watkins. Ramsey is a summa cum laude graduate of Stanford Law School, where he served as senior articles editor of the Stanford Journal of International Law.

  • AB 1986, Dartmouth College
  • JD 1989, Stanford University

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Publications and Multimedia
Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital, Ltd. - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 6-20-14 featuring Mike Ramsey and Thomas Lee
June 20, 2014
Argentina Bond Case Decided by U.S. Supreme Court - Podcast
International & National Security Law and Litigation Practice Groups Podcast
June 19, 2014
Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 5-2-14 featuring Michael Ramsey
May 02, 2014
Sovereign Immunity and Freedom of Contract - Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
April 24, 2014
Meet the New Boss: Continuity in Presidential War Powers - Event Audio/Video
2011 National Lawyers Convention
November 10, 2011
Medellin v. Texas: Presidential Power and International Tribunals - Event Audio/Video
Co-Sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute
September 27, 2007