Christopher L. Blakesley

The Cobeaga Law Firm Professor of Law
Phone: 702 895-2487
Education:
B.A., University of Utah, 1968
M.A., The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, 1970
J.D., University of Utah, 1973
LL.M, Columbia University, 1976
J.S.D., Columbia University, 1985

Publications

Books

Christopher L. Blakesley et al., The Most Dangerous Branch: Why the Constitution Gave the War Power to Congress and Not to Rogue Presidents (University of Illinois Press, forthcoming 2014).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Extradition and Jusrisdiction over International Crime (forthcoming 2013).

Christopher L. Blakesley & Thomas McAffee, The Bush Theory of the War Power and the War Against Terrorism: A Critique (forthcoming 2013).

Linda Carter et al., Global Issues in Criminal Procedure (Thomson-West 2011).

Linda Carter et al., Global Issues in Criminal Law (Thomson-West 2007).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Terrorism and Anti-terrorism: A Normative and Practical Assessment (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2007).

Albin Eser et al., The Individual As Subject of International Cooperation in Criminal Matters: A Comparative Study (Nomos Publishers 2002).

Christopher L. Blakesley et al., The Individual Facing Transnational Cooperation in Criminal Matters (Max-Planck-Institut Fur Auslandisched und Ineternationales Strafrecht 2001).

Christopher L. Blakesley et al., The International Legal System: Cases and Materials (Foundation Press 5th ed. 2001).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Terrorism, Drugs, International Law and the Protection of Human Liberty (Richard Falk ed.,Transnational Publisher 1992).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Louisiana [& Comparative] Family Law (Lexis Law Publ’g 1997).

Lynn D. Wardle et al., Contemporary Family Law: Principles, Policy, and Practice (Callaghan & Co. 1988).

 

Book Contributions

Christopher L. Blakesley, Jurisdiction Ratione Personae or The Personal Reach of the Court’s Jurisdiction, in Chapter 4.1.2 The Legal Regime of the International Criminal Court: Essays in Honor of Professor Igor Pavlovich Blischenko (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2009).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, Chapter 2.1, in Volume III International Criminal Law: Procedural and Enforcement Mechanisms (M.C. Bassiouni ed., Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 3d ed. 2008).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Acting Out Against Terrorism with Torture and Other Atrocities: Contemplating Morality, Law, and History, in Festschrift in Honor of M. Cherif Bassiouni (Martinus-Nijhoff Publishers 2008).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Les Griffes et des ailes: Pour une Compétence Extraterritoriale en Matière d’Exploitation Sexuelle des Enfants sur l’Internet, in Le Droit Penal a L’Aube du Troisieme Millenaire: Melanges Offerts a Jean Pradel (Éditions Cujas 2006).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Commentary on the Meaning of Genocide in the Jelisiƒ Decision by the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, in 7 Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals 562 (André Klip & Göran Sluiter eds., Intersentia Antwerp/Oxford 2005).

Christopher L. Blakesley, The Modern Blood-Feud: Thoughts on the Philosophy of Crimes against Humanity and the Proper Response, Chapter 6, in II International Humanitarian Law 89 (Carey et al. eds., Transnational Publishers 2004).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Extradition, in The Oxford University Press Companion to American Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2001).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Kidnapping, in The Oxford University Press Companion to American Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2001).

Christopher L. Blakesley, The Individual Facing Transnational Cooperation, in Criminal Matters (Max-Planck-Institüt Fur Ausländisches und Internationales Strafrecht, 2002).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure & Human Rights, in Strafrecht, Strafprozessrecht und Menschenrechete, Fetzschrift (2002).

Christopher L. Blakesley et al., Criminal Justice, Chapter 8, in Introduction to the Law of the United States (Kluwer Law Int’l 2001).

Christopher L. Blakesley, General Rapporteur, and author of Introduction, Conclusion, and Rapport Général (chapter of 50 pages), for Book on Organized Crime in International and Comparative Law, first stage presented for Conferences in Alexandria, Egypt and then a follow-up in Budapest, Hungary, 1999. Preliminary version published in 69 Revue International de Droit Pénal (ÉRÈS Press 1999) (Fr.).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Study Report for the Advisory Council of the United Nations Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice Programme and the Centro Nazionale di Prevenzione e Difensa Sociale (Milano, Italy 1999).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Women or Rights: How Should Women’s Rights be Conceived & Implemented, in II Women and International Human Rights Law (Transnational Publisher 1999).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Obstacles to the Creation of a Permanent War Crimes Tribunal, Ch. 14, in International Law: Classic & Contemporary Readings (Am. Soc’y of Int’l Law, Charlotte Ku & Paul F. Diehl eds., Lynne Rienner Publishers 1998).

Christopher L. Blakesley, The Impact of a Mixed Jurisdiction on Legal Education, in Louisiana—Microcosm of a Mixed Jurisdiction: Exploring the Nature of the Louisiana Legal System (Carolina Academic Press 1999).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Jurisdiction Over Extraterritorial Crime, in II International Criminal Law pp. 33-105 (Transnational Publishers 2nd ed. 1998).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Model Draft Statute for the International Criminal Court Based on the Preparatory Committee’s Text to the Diplomatic Conference (Rome, June 15-July 17 1998), in 13 ter Nouvelles Etudes Pénales 83-111 (Erès Press, Nouvelles Etudes Pénal 1998).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Observations on the Consolidated Text for the Statute for the Permanent International Criminal Court: Commentary & Critique of Parts 5 and 6 (Protections for the Accused in the Investigation, Prosecution, & Trial of the Zutphen Draft) (Chapter in Monograph 40 pages, published in 13 bis) (Erès Press, Nouvelles Etudes Pénal 1998).

Christopher L. Blakesley, The Role & Impact of Constitutionalism, Constitutional Courts, & Supreme Courts on the Evolution & Development of Criminal Justice Systems: A Strange Trip in the United States, in Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: From Diversity to Rapprochement (Erès Press, Nouvelles Etudes Pénal 1998).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Atrocity & Its Prosecution: The Bosnia & Rwanda Tribunals, Ch. 8, in War Crimes: A Synthesis of International and National Approaches at 189 (McCormack & Simpson eds., Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1997).

Christopher L. Blakesley, The Law of International Extradition: A Comparative Study, Ch. 6 in International Criminal Law & Procedure (John Dugard & Christine van den Wyngaert eds., Dartmouth 1997).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Jurisdiction, Definition of Crimes, & Triggering Mechanisms, in Special Edition, on the Ad Hoc Tribunals for Former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and the Proposed Permanent International Crimes Tribunal, 177 (Erès Press, Nouvelles Etudes Pénal 1997).

Christopher L. Blakesley, International Extradition For Business Crimes, Chapter 17, in Doing Business Abroad: Identifying and Avoiding Criminal Liability (Butterworth Publishers 1991).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Competing National Criminal Laws: Network or Jungle, in Principles and Procedures for a New Transnational Criminal Law (Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, 1994).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Criminal Procedure for Foreign Lawyers, Chapter 15, in Introduction to the Law of the United States (Kluwer Law Int’l 1992).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Droit de Famille Aux Etats-Unis, in Precis Dalloz, Droit Des Etats Unis (Dalloz 2nd ed. 1994).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Jurisdictional Issues and Conflicts of Jurisdiction, in Legal Responses to International Terrorism: U.S. Procedural Aspects (M.C. Bassiouni ed., Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1988).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Droit Judiciaire Privé (Le Juge et la Famille aux Etats-Unis), in Aspects de L’Évolution Récente du Droit de la Famille (Journées Turques) (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Henri Capitant 1990).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Jurisdiction over Extraterritorial Crime, in II International Criminal Law, at 3-53 (Transnational Publisher 1986).

 

Articles

Christopher L. Blakesley, Law as Language: The Value of Comparative Study in Scholarship, Pedagogy, Governing, and Solving Problems, (work in progress).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Customary International Law and How it is Misunderstood, (work in progress).

Christopher L. Blakesley & Dan E. Stigall, The International Law of Jurisdiction, Transnational Criminals, and the Problem of Ungoverned Spaces, (work in progress).

Christopher L. Blakesley & Thomas McAffee, The Bush Theory of the War Power: Torture and Terrorism: A Critique, (work in progress).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Law, Language, Crime, and Culture: The Value and Risks of Comparative Law, 49 Crim. L. Bull. 438 (2013).

Dan E. Stigall et al., Human Rights and Military Decisions: Counterinsurgency and Trends in the Law of International Armed Conflict, 30 U. Pa. J. Int’l L. 1367 (2009).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Ruminations on Terrorism: Expiation and Exposition, 10 New Crim. L. Rev. 554 (2007).

Christopher L. Blakesley & Dan E. Stigall, The Myopia of U.S. v. Martinelli: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in the 21st Century, 39 Geo. Wash. Int’l L. Rev. 1 (2007).

Christopher L. Blakesley & Dan E. Stigall, Wings For Talons: The Case for Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Over Sexual Exploitation of Children Through Cyberspace, 50 Wayne L. Rev. 109 (2004).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Ruminations on Terrorism & Anti-Terrorism in Law & Literature, 57 U. Miami L. Rev. 1041 (2003).

Christopher L. Blakesley, The Autumn of the Patriarch: The Pinochet Extradition Debacle and Beyond-Human Rights Clauses Compared to Traditional Derivative Protections Such as Double Criminality, 91 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 1 (2000).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Terrorism and Anti-Terrorism: Morality, Religion, and Evil, 2 Global Dialogue 128 (2000).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Association of American Law Schools Panel on the International Criminal Court, 36 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 223 (1999).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Les Systèms de Justice Criminelle Face au Défi du Crime Organisé, 69 Revue International de Droit Penal 35 (1999) (Fr.).

Christopher L. Blakesley, La Preuve Pénale et des Tests Génétiques: United States Report, 46 Am. J. Comp. L. 605 (1998).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Comparativist Ruminations from the Bayou on Child Custody Jurisdiction: The UCCJA, the PKPA, and the Hague Convention on Child Abduction, 58 La. L. Rev. 449 (1998).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Jurisdiction, Definition of Crimes, and Triggering Mechanisms, 25 Denv. J. Int’l L. & Pol’y 233 (1997).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Scientific Testing & Proof of Paternity: Some Controversy and Key Issues for Family Law Counsel, 57 La. L. Rev. 379 (1997).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Report, A Permanent International Criminal Court—Jurisdiction, Definition of Crimes, and Triggering Mechanism, ILA & Association International de Droit Pénal, Nouvelle Études Pénales 177 (1997).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Le Tribunal Ad Hoc des Crimes contre l’Humanité Commis dans l’ex-Yugoslavie et un Tribunal Permanent Future?, 66 Revue International de Droit Pénal 139 (1996) (Fr.).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Obstacles to the Creation of a Permanent War Crimes Tribunal, 18 Fletcher F. World Aff. 77 (1994), reprinted in International Law: Classic & Contemporary Readings (Charlotte Ku & Paul F. Diehl eds., L. Rienner Publishers 1998).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Symposium, Prosecuting and Defending Violations of Genocide and Humanitarian Law: The International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, 88 Am. Soc’y Int’l L. Proc. 239 (1994).

Christopher L. Blakesley, The Regionalization of International Criminal Law & the Protection of Human Rights in International Cooperation in Criminal Proceedings, 65 Revue International de Droit Pénal 493 (1994) (Fr.).

Christopher L. Blakesley, The Ad Hoc Tribunal for Crimes Against Humanitarian Law in the Former Yugoslavia, 64 Revue International de Droit Pénal (1994) (Fr.).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Prospects for the Future Direction of the U.S. Supreme Court, 63 Revue International de Droit Pénal 1057 (1993) (Fr.).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Human Rights & Criminal Justice in the United States, 63 Revue International de Droit Pénal 393 (1992) (Fr.).

M. Cherif Bassiouni & Christopher L. Blakesley, The Need for an International Criminal Court in the New International World Order, 25 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 151 (1992).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Introduction to the Model Treaty Creating an International Criminal Tribunal, 62 Revue International de Droit Pénal 345 (1992) (Fr.).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Louisiana Family Law, 52 La. L. Rev. 607 (1991-1992).

Christopher L. Blakesley & Otto Lagodny, Finding Harmony Amidst Disagreement Over Extradition, Jurisdiction, The Role of Human Rights, and Issues of Extraterritoriality Under International Criminal Law, 24 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1 (1991).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Approaches to International Extradition: An Exercise in International and Comparative Law, 62 Revue International de Droit Pénal 381 (1991) (Fr.).

Christopher L. Blakesley & Craig Curtis, Le Developpement du Droit Pénal Aux Etats-Unis, in Les Annales de Droit, de l’Université Catholique de Louvain (1991) (Belg.).

Christopher L. Blakesley, International Year in Review: Developments in International Criminal Law, 85 Am. Soc’y of Int’l Proc. 565 (1991).

Christopher L. Blakesley, International Law Principles Governing the Extraterritorial Application of Criminal Law, 85 Am. Soc’y of Int’l Proc. 386 (1991).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Major Contemporary Issues in Extradition Law, 84 Am. Soc’y of Int’l Proc. 390 (1990).

Christopher L. Blakesley, La Phase Executoire en Droit Pénal Aux Etats-Unis, 61 Revue International de Droit Pénal 525 (1990) (Fr.).

Christopher L. Blakesley, The Modern Blood Feud: Thoughts on the Philosophy of Terrorism, 34 Cath. Law. 177 (1990).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Terrorism, Law, and Our Constitutional Order, 60 U. Colo. L. Rev. 471 (1989).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Drugs and Small Arms: Can Law Stop the Traffic?, 81 Am. Soc’y of Int’l L. Proc. 44 (1987).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Terrorism and the Constitution, 27 B.Y.U. Studies 197 (1987).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Jurisdiction as Legal Protection Against Terrorism, 19 Conn. L. Rev. 895 (1987), adapted as chapter in Legal Responses to International Terrorism: U.S. Procedural Aspects, 131 (M. Cherif Bassiouni ed., Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1988).

Christopher L. Blakesley, The Law of Alimony, 31 Cath. Law. 277 (1987).

Christopher L. Blakesley & Craig Curtis, Etats-Unis, Droit Constitutionnel: La Session 1986 de la Cour Supreme des Etats Unis, XXXIII Ann. Leg. Française et Etrangère 141 (1986).

Christopher L. Blakesley & Craig Curtis, Etats-Unis, Droit Pénal: La Session 1986 de la Cour Supreme des Etats Unis, XXXIII Ann. Leg. Française et Etrangère 141 (1986).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Child Custody—Jurisdiction and Procedure, 35 Emory L.J. 291 (1986).

Christopher L. Blakesley, The Evisceration of the Political Offense Exception to Extradition, 15 Denv. J. Int’l L. & Poly 109 (1986).

Christopher L. Blakesley & Craig Curtis, Droit Constitutionnel aux Etats-Unis, 32 Ann. de Législation Française et Etrangère 159 (1985).

Christopher L. Blakesley & Craig Curtis, Droit Pénal et Procédure Pénal aux Etats-Unis, 32 Ann. Leg. Française et Etrangère 234 (1985).

Christopher L. Blakesley, The Putative Marriage Doctrine, 60 Tul. L. Rev. 1 (1985).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Does Nothing Justify Acquittal of the Guilty? A Critique of U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Criminal Justice, 1985 Comp. L. Y.B. 95-122.

Christopher L. Blakesley, Droit Constitutionnel aux Etats-Unis, 31 Ann. de Législation Française et Etrangère 163 (1984).

Christopher L. Blakesley, A Conceptual Framework for Extradition and Jurisdiction Over Extraterritorial Crime, 1984 Utah L. Rev. 685.

Christopher L. Blakesley, Droit Constitutionnel aux Etats-Unis, 30 Annuaire de Législation Française et Etrangère 171 (1983).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Mise a Jour: Droit Pénal aux Etats-Unis, 30 Annuaire de Législation Française et Etrangère 218 (1981-1983).

Christopher L. Blakesley, United States Jurisdiction Over Extraterritorial Crime, 73 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 1109 (1982).

Christopher L. Blakesley, The Practice of Extradition From Antiquity to Modern France and the United States: A Brief History, 4 B.C. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 39 (1981).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Child Custody and Parental Authority in France, Louisiana and Other States of the United States: A Comparative Analysis, 4 B.C. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 283 (1981).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Extradition Between France and the United States: An Exercise in Comparative and International Law, 13 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 653 (1980).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Conditional Liberation (Parole) in France, 39 La. L. Rev. 1 (1978).

Christopher L. Blakesley, L’Interprétation par le Juge des Lois Pénales, Journées Louisianaises, Revue de Science Criminelle et de Droit Pénal Comparé 958 (1978).

 

Commentaries, Essays, and Reviews

Christopher L. Blakesley, Modalities of International Cooperation in Criminal Matters: Comparing United States and European Approaches (Siracusa, Italy, Dec. 2, 2002), in Conjunction with Major International Congress: International Criminal Law Quo Vadis, Nov. 28 B Dec. 4, 2002, Instituto Superiore Internazionale di Scienze Criminali, Siracusa, Italy.

Christopher L. Blakesley, The Challenge of Organized Crime: The Special Part, Budapest, Hungary (September 1999).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Observations on the Consolidated Text for the Statute for the Permanent International Criminal Court: Commentary & Critique of Parts 5 and 6 (Protections for the Accused in the Investigation, Prosecution, & Trial 69) (Erès Press, Nouvelles Etudes Pénal 1998).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Book Review, Terrorism and Hostages in International Law: A Commentary on the Hostages Convention 1979, 90 Am. J. Int’l L. Proc. 346 (1996).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Democratic Responses to International Terrorism (Charters ed.), 89 Am. J. Int’l L. Proc. 858 (1995).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Book Review, State Support of International Terrorism: Legal, Political, and Economic Dimensions, 86 Am. J. Int’l L. Proc. 428 (1992).

Christopher L. Blakesley, International Judicial Assistance, 26 Int’l Law. 575 (1992).

Christopher L. Blakesley, La Justice Pénal Aux Etats Unis by Jean Cédras, in 20 Int’l J. of Legal Info. No. 2, at 180 (1992); 62 Revue Internationale de Droit Pénal (1992) (Fr.).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Introduction to Greek Law, 39 Am. J. Comp. L. 1001 (1991).

Christopher L. Blakesley, The Plague: An Essay on Terrorism, Law, and a Review of Richard Falk’s Revolutionaries & Functionaries, 1990 The Journal of World Peace (Spring 1990).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Comparative Law: Its Purposes and Possibilities, 27 Tex. Int’l L. J. 1 (1991) (reviewing Bernard Grossfeld, The Strength and Weakness of Comparative Law (1990)).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Competing National Criminal Laws: Network or Jungle, in Symposium on Principles and Procedures for a New Transnational Criminal Law, May 21-25, 1991, (Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law).

Christopher L. Blakesley, International Year in Review: An International Criminal Tribunal and Other Developments in International Criminal Law, Paper Presented to the Annual Meeting, American Society of International Law, Am. Soc’y Int’l L. Proc. (1991).

Christopher L. Blakesley, Book Review, An Essay on Executive Branch Attempts to Eviscerate the Separation of Powers, 1987 Utah L. Rev. 451.

Christopher L. Blakesley, Constitution Falls Victim to Fears of Terrorism: New Extradition Agreement with Britain Sidesteps Judiciary, 1987 McGeorge Magazine No. 1, at 4.

Christopher L. Blakesley, Testimony before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, March 6, 1986, regarding the Antiterrorism Bill of 1986.

Christopher L. Blakesley, Anti-Terrorism or Court Stripping?, San Francisco Chronicle, February 26, 1986, at A-6.

Christopher L. Blakesley, Comment, Speedy Trial and the Congested Trial Calendar, 1972 Utah L. Rev. 268.

 

Practice Oriented Publications

Christopher L. Blakesley, The Terrors of Dealing with September 11th, Nev. Law., Sept. 2002, at 6.

 

Christopher L. Blakesley on the Scholarly Commons

Curriculum Vitae
Bio

Areas of Expertise
Comparative Criminal Law
Domestic Criminal Law
Family Law
International Criminal Law
Public International Law