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 (36)

1.

The Declining Influence of the United States Constitution

New York University Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 3, pp. 762-858, June 2012, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-09-01, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2011-39
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, APSA 2010 Annual Meeting Paper, 5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-10-01
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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The Bound Executive: Emergency Powers During the Pandemic

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-52, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 747
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 26 May 2020 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2020
Tom Ginsburg and Mila Versteeg
University of Chicago Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 1,789 (10,949)
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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, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2012-46, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 406
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), Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-09-03, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2012-55
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, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2013-29
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 1,298 (17,964)
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constitutional review, political insurance, diffusion

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Transnational Constitutions

6th Annual Conference for Empirical Legal Studies Paper (2011), Rational Choice and Constitutional Law Workshop Paper (2010), CentER Discussion Paper Series No. 2013-010, 39 International Review of Law and Economics 1 (2014); appeared under title "The Diffusion of Constitutional Rights"
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 14 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2021
Benedikt Goderis and Mila Versteeg
The Netherlands Institute for Social Research|SCP and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 986 (26,981)
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constitutions, diffusion, human rights, spatial econometrics

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Unpopular Constitutionalism

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 89, 2014, Forthcoming, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2013-17
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), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2014-28
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, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2014-43
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 09 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2015
Adam Chilton and Mila Versteeg
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 775 (37,767)
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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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Constitutions Un-Entrenched: Toward an Alternative Theory of Constitutional Design

American Political Science Review (Forthcoming), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2016-35
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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Constitutional Variation Among Strains of Authoritarianism

Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes (Tom Ginsburg & Alberto Simpser eds., Cambridge Univ Press, 2014), Forthcoming, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-12-01
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, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 781, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 598
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 25 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2017
Adam Chilton and Mila Versteeg
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 531 (62,013)
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Constitutional Rights, Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, Social Rights, Human Rights, Education Spending, Healthcare Spending

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The Law and Politics of Presidential Term Limit Evasion

Columbia Law Review, 2020, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-14
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 Failure of Constitutional Torture Prohibitions

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 44, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2015-01, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 712
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 21 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2015
Adam Chilton and Mila Versteeg
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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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, American Journal of International Law, Vol. 109, p. 467, July 2015, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 24
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, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 15
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 Contours of Constitutional Approval

94 Washington University Law Review 113 (2016), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 43
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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The Normative Force of Higher-Order Law: Evidence from Six Countries During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Number of pages: 72 Posted: 04 May 2020 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2021
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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Separation of Powers, Treaty-Making, and Treaty Withdrawal: A Global Survey

Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law (Curtis A. Bradley ed., 2019, Forthcoming), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2018-56
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, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2017-34
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 03 May 2018
Adam 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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Small-c Constitutional Rights

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-67, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 894
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 02 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2020
Adam 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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From Catalonia to California: Secession in Constitutional Law

Alabama Law Review, 2019, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-15
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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The External Dimensions of Constitutions

Virginia Journal of International Law, Forthcoming, GloablTrust Working Paper 02-2017, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 15/2018
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
Downloads 177 (200,859)

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The Politics of Takings Clauses

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 109, No. 3, 2015, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 34
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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International Law, Constitutional Law, and Public Support for Torture

Research & Politics (2016 Forthcoming), Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 22, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 733
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2016
Adam 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, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2017-18
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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Can Rights Combat Economic Inequality?

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 133, p. 2017, 2020, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-79
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 16 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2020
Mila Versteeg
University of Virginia School of Law
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economic inequality, comparative constitutional law

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The Effect of Constitutional Gender Equality Clauses

Number of pages: 97 Posted: 23 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2021
Adam Chilton and Mila Versteeg
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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Constitutional Law, Constitutional Rights, Women's Rights, Human Rights

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Brief of Comparative Constitutional Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs-Counter-Defendants-Appellants in Petroleos de Venezuela et al. v. MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Apr 2021
Stanford University, Florida State University - College of Law, University of Virginia School of Law and Independent
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act of state, Venezuela, comparative constitutional law, authoritarianism, dictators

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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, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 57/2013
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, CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
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