Andrew Strauss

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Andrew L. Strauss

Dean and Professor of Law

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Andrew Strauss is the dean of the University of Dayton School of Law. He became Dayton Law’s tenth dean in July 2015. Dean Strauss’ areas of expertise include public international law, international economic law, international transactions and international organizations.

Before arriving at Dayton Law, Dean Strauss was the Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Strategic Initiatives and a Professor of Law at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and his Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law where he served as a staff member on the Review of Law and Social Change. Prior to joining the Widener Law faculty, Dean Strauss practiced law in New York City for the law firms of Shearman & Sterling and Graham & James. His practice centered on international banking and finance. In the spring of 2008, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, and in the fall of 2008, he and two colleagues became the first faculty members at Widener to be awarded the title of Distinguished Professor of Law.

Dean Strauss is a frequent speaker and commentator on matters of international law and policy with articles appearing in such publications as The International Herald Tribune, The Nation, and The Financial Times. Among his contributions to the broadcast media, his radio commentaries have been aired on Public Radio International’s Marketplace.


Dean Strauss also served as a Fulbright Scholar in Ecuador where he studied tribal politics in the Amazon. He has taught Singaporean constitutional law on the law faculty of the National University of Singapore, and he has been a lecturer at the European Peace University in Schlaining, Austria. In addition, he has served as the Director of the Geneva/Lausanne International Law Institute and the Nairobi International Law Institute. Domestically, he has been an Honorary Fellow at New York University School of Law’s Center for International Studies. In 2006 he delivered the Henry Usborne Memorial Lecture in the British Houses of Parliament. 


Dean Strauss is internationally active in many civic and professional organizations. He has conducted human rights missions to Asian countries and been a consultant to both Human Rights Watch and Human Rights First. 

Education

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, J.D., June, 1985
Law Journal: N.Y.U. REVIEW OF LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE, Staff Member, 1983-1984.

FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIP, Ecuador, 1981-1982
Conducted study of The Political Implications of Missionary Activities Among the Siona-Secoya. Based upon fieldwork conducted in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, WOODROW WILSON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, A.B., June, 1981
Honors: DeWitt Clinton Poole Memorial Scholarship, 1980.

Areas of Law

Public International Law
International Economic Law
International Transactions
International Organizations

Selected Publications

Andrew L. Strauss' Scholarly Papers on SSRN

Selected Works of Andrew L. Strauss

Books

CLIMATE CHANGE GEOENGINEERING: PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES, LEGAL ISSUES, AND GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORKS (co-edited with William C. G. Burns) Cambridge University Press (2013).

A GLOBAL PARLIAMENT: ESSAYS AND ARTICLES, (foreword by Boutros Boutros-Ghali) (with Richard Falk) CDUN (2011).

INTERNATIONAL LAW AND WORLD ORDER: A PROBLEM ORIENTED COURSEBOOK, FOURTH EDITION, Thomson West (2006) (with Burns Weston, Richard Falk and Hilary Charlesworth). (Published with SUPPLEMENT OF BASIC DOCUMENTS TO INTERNATIONAL LAW AND WORLD ORDER and TEACHER'S MANUAL TO ACCOMPANY INTERNATIONAL LAW AND WORLD ORDER).

Book Chapters and Monographs

Learning from the Global Trade Regime: A Proposal to Help Ameliorate Climate Change by Giving the International Court of Justice Universal Advisory Jurisdiction, in CLIMATE CHANGE: A READER, (Rodgers, Barcelos, Moritz & Robinson-Dorn eds.) Carolina Academic Press (2011).

Climate Change Litigation: Opening the Door to the International Court of Justice, in ADJUDICATING CLIMATE CHANGE (Burns & Osofsky eds.), Cambridge University Press (2009).

TAKING DEMOCRACY GLOBAL: ASSESSING THE BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF A GLOBAL PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY, One World Trust (2005).

The Deeper Challenges of Global Terrorism, A Democratizing Response, in DEBATING COSMOPOLITICS (Archibugi ed.), Verso (2003) (with Richard Falk).

Reviving the Dream of Global Democracy, in HOPE IN A DARK TIME (Krieger ed.), Capra (2003) (with Richard Falk).

Articles

Cutting the Gordian Knot: How and Why the United Nations General Assembly Should Expand the Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice 44 CORNELL INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL 603 (2011).

International Law as Democratic Law, 103 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW PROCEEDINGS 388 (2010).

Should Citizens be Democratically Represented in the 21st Century International System?, 16 ILSA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW 573 (2010).

Considering Global Democracy: An Introduction to the Symposium: Envisioning a More Democratic Global System, 13 WIDENER LAW REVIEW i (2007).

Symposium: Envisioning a More Democratic Global System: On the First Branch of Global Governance, 13 WIDENER LAW REVIEW 345 (2007). (Republished in DEMOCRACY AT THE UNITED NATIONS: UN REFORM IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION (Finizio & Gallo eds.), P.I.E. Peter Lang (2013).)

Is International Law a Threat to Democracy: Framing the Question, 12 ILSA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW 555 (2006).

The Legal Option: Suing the United States in International Forums for Global Warming Emissions, 33 THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REPORTER 1085 (March, 2003).

Introductory Remarks: AIDS and Globalization–The Question Presented, 35 JOHN MARSHALL LAW REVIEW 398 (2002).

Toward Global Parliament, 80 FOREIGN AFFAIRS 212 (January/February 2001) (with Richard Falk). (Republished in REFORMING INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE, Ubuntu (2009); A READER ON SECOND ASSEMBLY & PARLIAMENTARY PROPOSALS (Mendlovitz & Walker eds.), Center for UN Reform Education (2003).)

Citizens in the International Realm: The New Participatory Demands (Remarks), 95 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW PROCEEDINGS 162 (2001).

On the Creation of a Global Peoples Assembly: Legitimacy and the Power of Popular Sovereignty, 36 STANFORD JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 191 (2000) (with Richard Falk).

Overcoming the Dysfunction of the Bifurcated Global System: The Promise of a Peoples Assembly, 9 JOURNAL OF TRANSNATIONAL LAW & CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS 489 (1999). (Updated and republished in REFRAMING THE INTERNATIONAL: LAW, CULTURE, POLITICS (Falk, Ruiz & Walker eds.), Routledge (2002).)

From Gattzella to the Green Giant: Winning the Environmental Battle for the Soul of the World Trade Organization, 19 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW 769 (1998).

Where America Ends and the International Order Begins: Interpreting the Jurisdictional Reach of the U.S. Constitution in Light of a Proposed Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and Satisfaction of Judgments, 61 ALBANY LAW REVIEW 1237 (1998).

The Case for Utilizing the World Trade Organization As a Forum For Global Environmental Regulation, 3 WIDENER LAW SYMPOSIUM JOURNAL 309 (1998).

Creating and Conducting In-Class Simulations in Public International Law: A Producer’s Guide, 4 ILSA JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW 669 (1998).

Beyond National Law: The Neglected Role of the International Law of Personal Jurisdiction in Domestic Courts, 36 HARVARD INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL 373 (1995). (Republished in THE LIBRARY OF ESSAYS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW (Reisman ed.), Ashgate (1999); Republished in abridged form in INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS: A READER (Folsom, Gordon & Spanogle eds.), West (1997).)

A Global Paradigm Shattered: The Jurisdictional Nihilism of the Supreme Court’s Abduction Decision in Alvarez-Machain, 67 TEMPLE LAW REVIEW 1209 (1994).

Senator John Heinz's U.S. Strategic Trade, An Export Control System for the 1990's, 86 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 856 (1992) (book review).

Works in Progress 

Global Income Inequality: A Failure of Democracy?, in INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ITS DISCONTENTS (Stark ed.), Cambridge University Press (forthcoming, 2015).

Open Sourcing Global Governance, A Prescription for Internet Decision-Making by Civil Society (anticipated submission, summer 2015).

Towards a Pluralist Understanding of Transnational Democracy (anticipated submission, summer 2015).

Popular Publications

Dangers of Trying to Set the Earth's Thermostat, USA TODAY, August 11, 2013 (with William C.G. Burns).

Towards a Global Parliament, THE TIMES OF INDIA, August 23, 2012 (with Richard Falk).

Demokratie: Die Zukunft ist transnational, DER ZEIT ONLINE, February 14, 2012 (with Richard Falk).

Give Citizens a Voice, THE TIMES OF INDIA, January 1, 2008 (with Richard Falk).

Toward a Global Parliament, THE NATION, September 22, 2003 (with Richard Falk).

Living Happily Ever After, WORLD EDITORIAL & INTERNATIONAL LAW, March, 2003.

America in the Dock, FINANCIAL TIMES, August 22, 2002 (with Andrew Simms).

Not a Parliament of Dreams: A Response to Joseph Nye, WORLD LINK, THE MAGAZINE OF THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM, July/August, 2002 (with Richard Falk).

Next, a Global Parliament: People Want a Say, THE INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE, April 19, 2002 (with Richard Falk).

Time for Ordinary Israelis and Palestinians to Talk It Through, THE INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE, August 13, 2001.

Governing the Whole World, ROSSIYSKAYA GAZETA, June 29, 2000 (published in Russian) (with Richard Falk).

Globalization Needs a Dose of Democracy, THE INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE, October 5, 1999 (with Richard Falk).

For a Global Peoples Assembly, THE INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE, November 14, 1997 (with Richard Falk).

All That Dough, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, October 12, 1997 (with Richard Falk).

Malaysia: The Threat of Pluralism, HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH INTERNAL REPORT, 1988 (with Shelley Wright).