Anna Spain Bradley

Associate Professor of Law
Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
Faculty Director, LLM and MSL Degree Program

International Law, International Dispute Resolution, International Human Rights, and Law & Neuroscience

University of Colorado Law School
442 Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 442
Phone: (303) 492-6204
E-mail: anna.spain@colorado.edu

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Personal Link:

http://www.annaspain.com/

Educational Background:
J.D.   Harvard Law School   2004  
B.A.   Denison University   1999   magna cum laude
Bio:
Anna Spain Bradley is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School and is the Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at the University of Colorado-Boulder. In 2017, she was appointed to serve as the inaugural Faculty Director of the new Program for the Advanced Study of International Human Rights.

Spain Bradley specializes in public international law, international dispute resolution, international human rights, peace and security, and law and neuroscience. Her current research examines decision making in international law through the lens of neuroscience and she is writing a book on this topic that will be published by Cambridge University Press. Her forthcoming or published scholarship appears in the University of California Irvine Law Review, Connecticut Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, American Journal of International Law and elsewhere. In 2014, Spain Bradley was awarded the American Society of International Law's Francis Lieber Award for her article The U.N. Security Council's Duty to Decide, 4 Harv. Nat. Sec. J., 320, (2013). She is also a recipient of the 2018 OZY Educator Award and the 2018 Gamm Justice Award. Spain Bradley is elected to the American Society of International Law's Executive Council, is a former term member of the Council of Foreign Relations, and is a founding member and former board member of Mediators Beyond Borders International. At the University of Colorado Law School, she teaches courses in international dispute resolution, international human rights, mediation, and national security and is a Faculty Advisor for the Black Law Students Association.

Prior to joining the faculty in 2009, Spain Bradley served as Deputy Director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and a Lecturer at UCLA Law School. She previously served as an Attorney-Adviser at the U.S. Department of State Office of the Legal Adviser where she received two Meritorious Honor Awards for her work representing the U.S. before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague and as a delegate to the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva. She also has policy experience working on climate change at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and on international trade agreements at the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Spain Bradley is a professional mediator with over 20 years of experience specializing in workplace disputes and identity-based conflict. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School where she was an executive editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal and a recipient of the Heyman Fellowship, the Irving R. Kaufman Fellowship and the Reginald F. Lewis Fellowship. She clerked for the Honorable Judge Raymond Finch in the U.S. District Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Published Books

The Impact of One: How Individual Choice Shapes International Law, (under contract, Cambridge University Press).

Articles

The Disruptive Neuroscience of Judicial Choice, 9 University of California Irvine Law Review __ (forthcoming 2018).
Cognitive Competence in Executive Branch Decision Making, 49 Connecticut Law Review 713-770 (2017). Lead article.
Deciding to Intervene, 51 Houston Law Review 847-911 (2014). (Competitively peer-selected by the American Society of International Law for the "New Voices" panel at the 106th Annual Meeting, March 2012).
The U.N. Security Council's Duty to Decide, 4 Harvard National Security Journal 320-384 (2013). Awarded the American Society of International Law's 2014 Francis Lieber Prize (article category) for an exceptional published work in the field of the law of armed conflict.
Beyond Adjudication: Resolving International Resource Disputes in an Era of Climate Change, 30 Stanford Environmental Law Journal 343-390 (2011). Competitively peer-selected by the American Society of International Law for presentation at the 3rd Four Societies Conference, Awaji, Japan 2010.
Examining the International Judicial Function: International Courts as Dispute Resolvers, 34 Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review 5-31 (2011). Peer-reviewed essay in an invited symposium edition.
Integration Matters: Rethinking the Architecture of International Dispute Resolution, 32 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 1-55 (2010). Lead article. Reprinted in part in International Dispute Resolution: Cases and Materials, Mary Ellen O'Connell ed., Carolina Academic Press (2012).
Using International Dispute Resolution to Address the Compliance Question in International Law, 40 Georgetown Journal of International Law 807-864 (2009). Published prior to arriving at the University of Colorado Law School.

Book Chapters

Advancing Neuroscience in International Law, in International Law As Behavior, Harlan Cohen & Tim Meyer, eds., Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2019).
African Women Leaders and the Advancement of Peacebuilding in International Law, in Black Women and International Law: Deliberate Interactions, Movements and Actions (Essays in honor of Gabrielle Kirk McDonald) 120-143, Jeremy Levitt ed., Cambridge University Press (2015).
International Dispute Resolution in an Era of Globalization, in International Law in the New Age of Globalization 41-70, Andrew Byrnes, Mika Hayashi, Christopher Michaelsen eds., Martinus Nijhoff Publications (2013).

Book Reviews

The Internationalists: How A Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World, Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro, Simon & Schuster, (2017); 112 American Journal of International Law 330-335 (2018).
The Puzzle of Peace, Gary Goertz, Paul F. Diehl, and Alexandru Balas, Oxford (2016); 111 American Journal of International Law 210-216 (2017).
Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Marcelo G. Kohen and Jorge E. VinŻales, eds., Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (2013); 108 American Journal of International Law 140-146 (2014).

Other Publications

International Law: 100 Ways It Shapes Our Lives, American Society of International Law, (co-edited with Perry Bechky) (2018).
Mock Debate: Is the Primacy of the ICJ in International Dispute Settlement in Decline?, Report by Chester Brown, in ASIL Proceedings of the 110th Annual Meeting 191-96.
Judges, Diplomats and Peacebuilders: Evaluating International Dispute Resolution as a System, in ASIL Proceedings of the 108th Annual Meeting 271-273 (2015).
Sovereignty and the Promotion of Peace in International Law, in ASIL Proceedings of the 106th Annual Meeting 78-80 (2013).
Who's Going to Copenhagen?: The Rise of Civil Society in International Treaty-Making, ASIL Insights (online publication), December 11, 2009.
The Many Pathways of International Law in ASIL Careers in International Law: A Guide to Career Paths and Internships in International Law (2009-2010 Edition).
Guest Blogger, IntlLawGrrls, http://intlawgrrls.blogspot.com/ and http://ilg2.org (2009-2014).

Selected Press, Media & Publicity

Pushing Pupils with a Passion for Peace | OZY | Thursday, May 10, 2018
Implicit Bias in Arbitrator Appointments | in ASIL Proceedings of the 106th Annual Meeting 78-80 (2013) | Monday, May 7, 2018
International Dispute Resolution Course Teaches Students to Think Globally | Colorado Law | Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Colorado Law Launches International Human Rights Master's Degree | The International Jurist | Thursday, December 7, 2017
Your Biases and Beliefs are Impacting your Decision-Making | Psychology Today | Friday, June 30, 2017
Anna Spain International Peace through Mediation | The Doug Noll Show | Thursday, May 14, 2015
Brief of Amici Curiae International Law Professors in Support of Reversal | Chevron Corp. v. Donziger, No. 14-826(L) | Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Growing Spats Between Countries Lead To Need For More Cross-Border Lawyers | International Business Times | Friday, August 3, 2012

Courses:

Spring 2018 International Human Rights Law LAWS 7440-001
Fall 2017 International Dispute Resolution LAWS 7310-801
Spring 2017 International Human Rights Law LAWS 7440-001
Fall 2015 Legal Ethics and Professionalism LAWS 6103-002
Fall 2015 US National Security & Foreign Relations in a Time of Change LAWS 8611-001
Spring 2015 Legal Ethics and Professionalism LAWS 6103-001
Spring 2015 Mediation LAWS 7439-001
Fall 2014 International Dispute Resolution LAWS 7310-001
Spring 2014 Legal Ethics and Professionalism LAWS 6103-001
Spring 2014 International Dispute Resolution LAWS 7310-001
Spring 2013 International Human Rights Law LAWS 7440-001