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Donald Earl Childress III, J.D., LL.M.
Associate Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)
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  • LL.M., Duke University, 2004, magna cum laude
  • J.D., Duke University, 2004, magna cum laude
  • M.A., Oxford Brookes University, 1999, with Distinction
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1997

Curriculum Vitae

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Prior to joining the law faculty in 2008, Professor Childress was associated with the international law firm Jones Day in Washington, D.C., as a member of their Issues and Appeals practice, where he focused on Supreme Court litigation, general appellate litigation, and significant motions practice in trial litigation. While in private practice, his appellate representations included preparation of writs of certiorari, merits briefs, and amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Childress has briefed and argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and has briefed matters in numerous other trial and appellate courts in the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, and D.C. Circuits, as well as in various state courts. He has significant private practice experience in complex civil procedure, conflict of laws, constitutional law, immigration law, international dispute resolution, federal Indian law, and national security law, including cases related to the war on terror. He maintains an active pro bono practice. During his time in Washington, D.C., Professor Childress co-taught a Supreme Court Litigation course at the Georgetown University Law Center and served as a "Justice" in the Georgetown University Law Center Supreme Court Institute. Professor Childress is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • Donald E. Childress III, Rethinking Legal Globalization: The Case of Transnational Personal Jurisdiction, 54 WM. & MARY L. REV. 1489 (2013) SSRN
  • Donald E. Childress III, Affiliate Jurisdiction, 66 VANDERBILT L.REV. EN BANC 67 (2013)
  • Donald E Childress III, Michael D. Ramsey & Christopher Whytock, Foreword: After Kiobel--International Human Rights Litigation in State Courts and Under State Law, 3 U.C. IRVINE LAW REVIEW 1 (2013) SSRN
  • Donald E. Childress III, Does International Investment Law Need Administrative Law?, 54 HARV. INT'L L.J. ONLINE 115 (2013) SSRN
  • Donald E. Childress III, Private International Law and Transnational Litigation, 61 AM. J. COMP. L. 461 (2013)
  • Donald E. Childress III, Erie's International Effect: A Reply, 108 NORTHWESTERN UNIV. L. REV. COLLOQUY 1 (2013) SSRN
  • Donald E. Childress III, Forum Conveniens: The Search for a Convenient Forum in Transnational Tort Cases, 52 VA. J. INT'L L. 157 (2012) SSRN
  • Donald E. Childress III, The Alien Tort Statute, Federalism, and the Next Wave of Transnational Litigation, 100 GEO. L.J. 709 (2012) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Donald E. Childress III, Redeeming Erie: A Response to Suzanna Sherry, 39 PEPP. L. REV. 155 (2011) (symposium) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Donald E. Childress III, U.S. Court Serves as Winning Jurisdiction for Ukrainians, WALL ST. J., June 14, 2011
  • Donald E. Childress III, Plaintiffs Fight to Sue Toyota in California: Hundreds of Claims Could Turn on Choice of Law, NAT'L L.J., May 30, 2011
  • Donald E. Childress III, When Erie Goes International, 105 NW. U. L. REV. 1531 (2011) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Donald E. Childress III, Comity as Conflict: Resituating International Comity as Conflict of Laws, 44 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 1 (2010) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Donald E. Childress III, Note: Using Comparative Constitutional Law to Resolve Domestic Federal Questions, 53 DUKE L.J. 193 (2003) SSRN HeinOnline

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