Mila Versteeg

University of Virginia School of Law

Professor of Law

580 Massie Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (33)

1.

The Declining Influence of the United States Constitution

New York University Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 3, pp. 762-858, June 2012
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 07 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 26 May 2012
David S. Law and Mila Versteeg
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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constitutionalism, Constitution, global constitutionalism, international law, human rights, ECHR, UDHR, ICCPR, ICESCR, Canada, Germany, South Africa, India, empirical

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The Evolution and Ideology of Global Constitutionalism

California Law Review, Vol. 99, p. 1163, 2011
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2011
David S. Law and Mila Versteeg
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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constitutions, constitutionalism, constitutional convergence, policy diffusion, constitutional competition, constitutional rights, constitutional ideology

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When to Overthrow Your Government: The Right to Resist in the World's Constitutions

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 5, 2013
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 07 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2013
University of Chicago Law School, University of Chicago Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Right to Resist

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Sham Constitutions

101 California Law Review 863 (2013)
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 23 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2013
David S. Law and Mila Versteeg
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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constitutions, sham constitutions, constitutionalism, socioeconomic rights, empirical constitutional studies

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Why Do Countries Adopt Constitutional Review?

Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 02 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2013
Tom Ginsburg and Mila Versteeg
University of Chicago Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 1,192 (18,350)
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constitutional review, political insurance, diffusion

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Transnational Constitutions

6th Annual Conference for Empirical Legal Studies Paper (2011)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 14 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2015
Benedikt Goderis and Mila Versteeg
The Netherlands Institute for Social Research|SCP and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 967 (24,998)
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constitutions, diffusion, human rights, spatial econometrics

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Unpopular Constitutionalism

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 89, 2014, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 May 2013 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2014
Mila Versteeg
University of Virginia School of Law
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constitutions, constitutionalism, popular opinion, constitutional theory, empirical legal studies

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American Constitutional Exceptionalism Revisited

81 University of Chicago Law Review 1641 (2014)
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 26 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2015
Mila Versteeg and Emily Zackin
University of Virginia School of Law and Johns Hopkins University
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comparative constitutional law, state constitutions, american exceptionalism

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Do Constitutional Rights Make a Difference?

University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 694
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 09 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2015
Adam S. Chilton and Mila Versteeg
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 748 (35,829)
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Constitutional Rights, Human Rights, Causal Inference

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Law versus Norms: The Impact of Human Rights Treaties on Constitutional Rights

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2014-2
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 28 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2015
Mila Versteeg
University of Virginia School of Law
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constitutions, human rights, international human rights treaties

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Binding the Unbound Executive: Checks and Balances in Times of Pandemic

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-52
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 26 May 2020 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2020
Tom Ginsburg and Mila Versteeg
University of Chicago Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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Constitutional Variation Among Strains of Authoritarianism

Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes (Tom Ginsburg & Alberto Simpser eds., Cambridge Univ Press, 2014), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 16 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2014
David S. Law and Mila Versteeg
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorship, constitutions, constitutional drafting, constitutional candor, sham constitution, candid constitution

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Rights Without Resources: The Impact of Constitutional Social Rights on Social Spending

Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2016-20
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 25 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2017
Adam S. Chilton and Mila Versteeg
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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Constitutional Rights, Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, Social Rights, Human Rights, Education Spending, Healthcare Spending

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The Failure of Constitutional Torture Prohibitions

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 44
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 21 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2015
Adam S. Chilton and Mila Versteeg
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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Constitutions Un-Entrenched: Toward an Alternative Theory of Constitutional Design

American Political Science Review (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 May 2016 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2016
Mila Versteeg and Emily Zackin
University of Virginia School of Law and Johns Hopkins University
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International Law in National Legal Systems: An Empirical Investigation

Comparative International Law, Anthea Roberts, Paul B. Stephan, Pierre-Hugues Verdier & Mila Versteeg, eds., Oxford University Press, 2018, pp. 209-230
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2018
Pierre-Hugues Verdier and Mila Versteeg
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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international law, domestic law, incorporation, treaties, customary international law, empirical legal studies

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Modes of Domestic Incorporation of International Law

Wayne Sandholtz & Christopher A. Whytock (eds), Handbook on the Politics of International Law (Edward Elgar, 2016), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 03 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2016
Pierre-Hugues Verdier and Mila Versteeg
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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international law, domestic law, incorporation, treaties, customary international law, empirical legal studies

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The Law and Politics of Presidential Term Limit Evasion

Columbia Law Review, 2020
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2019
University of Virginia School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, University of Virginia, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) - Law School and Independent
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comparative constitutional law, term limits, presidential powers

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The Contours of Constitutional Approval

94 Washington University Law Review 113 (2016)
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 18 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 29 Dec 2016
Nicholas Stephanopoulos and Mila Versteeg
Harvard Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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Constitutional approval, constitutional law, state constitutions

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Separation of Powers, Treaty-Making, and Treaty Withdrawal: A Global Survey

Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law (Curtis A. Bradley ed., 2019, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 Oct 2018
Pierre-Hugues Verdier and Mila Versteeg
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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treaties, treaty-making, treaty withdrawal, comparative foreign relations law, comparative international law, executive agreements, judicial review

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Conceptualizing Comparative International Law

COMPARATIVE INTERNATIONAL LAW, Anthea Roberts, Paul B. Stephan, Pierre-Hugues Verdier & Mila Versteeg, eds., Oxford University Press, 2018, ISBN: 9780190697570
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Mar 2018
School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet), University of Virginia School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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International law, comparative law, comparative method

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Constitutional Courts' Limited Impact on the Protection of Constitutional Rights

University of Chicago Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 03 May 2018
Adam S. Chilton and Mila Versteeg
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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Constitutional Rights, Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, Judicial Independence, Judicial Review

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The External Dimensions of Constitutions

Virginia Journal of International Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2018
Eyal Benvenisti and Mila Versteeg
University of Cambridge - Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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The Politics of Takings Clauses

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 109, No. 3, 2015
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 15 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2015
Mila Versteeg
University of Virginia School of Law
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Constitutions, Takings Clauses

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From Catalonia to California: Secession in Constitutional Law

Alabama Law Review, 2019
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 27 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2019
Tom Ginsburg and Mila Versteeg
University of Chicago Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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secession, comparative constitutional law

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Support for Restricting Liberty for Safety: Evidence During the COVID-19 Pandemic from the United States, Japan, and Israel

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 May 2020
University of Chicago - Law School, University of Virginia School of Law, University of Michigan - Political Science, Students and University of Virginia School of Law
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COVID-19, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Public Opinion

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International Law, Constitutional Law, and Public Support for Torture

Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 22
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2016
Adam S. Chilton and Mila Versteeg
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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Human Rights; Torture; International Law; Constitutional Law; Survey Experiment; Public Opinion

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The Political Economy of the Constitutional Right to Asylum

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 102, 2017
Number of pages: 100 Posted: 24 Apr 2017
Lucas Kowalczyk and Mila Versteeg
University of Virginia - School of Law, Alumnus or Degree Candidate Author and University of Virginia School of Law
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Right to Asylum, Comparative Constitutional Law

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Small-c Constitutional Rights

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-67
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 02 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2020
Adam S. Chilton and Mila Versteeg
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional Rights, Comparative Constitutional Law, Rights

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Empirical Studies of Human Rights Law

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 15, pp. 155-182, 2019
Posted: 23 Oct 2019
Kevin L. Cope, Cosette D. Creamer and Mila Versteeg
University of Virginia School of Law, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Political Science and University of Virginia School of Law

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Constitutions

James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 4. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 710–715.
Posted: 24 Apr 2015
Kevin L. Cope and Mila Versteeg
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law

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Constitutions, Delegation of Power: Agency Theory; Democratic Theory; Political Efficacy; Governments; Institutionalism; Theory of State Formation

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Theoretical Perspectives on the Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions

The Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions, D. J. Galligan and M. Versteeg, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2013
Posted: 27 May 2013 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2013
Denis Galligan and Mila Versteeg
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Virginia School of Law

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Human Rights Violations after 9/11 and the Role of Constitutional Constraints

Journal of Legal Studies Vol. 41, p.131, 2012
Posted: 08 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2012
Benedikt Goderis and Mila Versteeg
The Netherlands Institute for Social Research|SCP and University of Virginia School of Law

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human rights, terrorism, 9/11, checks and balances, constitutions, constitutional courts