Gregory H. Fox, Paul R. Dubinsky and Brad R. Roth (eds.), Supreme Law of the Land? Debating the Contemporary Effects of Treaties Within the United States Legal System (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

How do treaties function in the American legal system? This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the current status of treaties in American law. Its ten chapters examine major areas of change in treaty law in recent decades, including treaty interpretation, federalism, self-execution, treaty implementing legislation, treaty form, and judicial barriers to treaty enforcement. The book also includes two in-depth case studies: one on the effectiveness of treaties in the regulation of armed conflict and one on the role of a resurgent federalism in complicating US efforts to ratify and implement treaties in private international law. Each chapter asks whether the treaty rules of the 1987 Third Restatement of Foreign Relations Law accurately reflect today’s judicial, executive, and legislative practices. This volume is original and provocative, a useful desk companion for judges and practicing lawyers, and an engaging read for the general reader and graduate students.

About the Editors
Gregory Fox is the director of the Program for International Legal Studies. Professor Fox is a widely cited authority on international law and international organizations and a leader in a variety of academic and professional organizations. He joined Wayne Law in 2002. Prior to joining the Wayne Law faculty, Professor Fox was an assistant professor of law at Chapman Law School in Orange, Calif.

Paul Dubinsky teaches and lectures widely in the United States and abroad. His courses include civil procedure, comparative law, conflict of laws, international law, international litigation, national security law and U.S. treaty law. In addition to Wayne State, he has taught at Yale Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, New York Law School, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Bar Ilan University.

Brad Roth holds a joint appointment with the Department of Political Science. He specializes in international law, comparative public law, and political and legal theory. His courses include International Law, International Protection of Human Rights, International Prosecution of State Actors, U.S. Foreign Relations Law, and Political Theory of Public Law. Before entering academia, he practiced law and served as law clerk to the chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.