Donald Earl Childress III, J.D., LL.M.
Associate Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
Phone: (310) 506-4807
- 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
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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 transnational litigation/arbitration, 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.
Professor Childress clerked for the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer on the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. While at Duke Law School, he
served as editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal (Volume 53) and received the
faculty award for outstanding achievement in international, transnational, and
comparative law. While at Oxford Brookes University, he served as a Rotary
Ambassadorial Scholar in the United Kingdom, where his research focused, in
part, on European constitutionalism and European Union law.
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Forthcoming | Popular Press
Donald E. Childress III & Jack J. Coe, Jr., PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW (Edward Elgar) (forthcoming 2016).
Forthcoming Book Chapters
Donald E. Childress III, Jurisdiction, Limits under International Law, in, in EUROPEAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW (Jurgen Basedow, Franco Ferreri, Pedro de Miguel Asensio, & Giesela Ruhl, eds., Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2015) .
Donald E. Childress III, Is an International Arbitral Tribunal the Answer to the Challenges of Litigating Transnational Human Rights Cases in a Post-Kiobel World, 19 UCLA J. INT' L. & FOREIGN AFF. (forthcoming 2015) SSRN
Donald E. Childress III, Michael D. Ramsey & Christopher A. Whytock, TRANSNATIONAL LAW AND PRACTICE (Aspen Publishers 2015). WorldCat Donald E. Childress III (ed.), THE ROLE OF ETHICS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW (Cambridge Univ. Press 2011). WorldCat
Donald E. Childress III (ed.), Introduction, in THE ROLE OF ETHICS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011) . WorldCat Donald E. Childress III (ed.), The Role of Ethics in United States Private International Law, in THE ROLE OF ETHICS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011) . WorldCat
Donald E. Childress III, Escaping Federal Law: The Brave New World of Transnational Litigation, 93 N. C. L. REV. 995 (2015) Donald E. Childress III, General Jurisdiction After Bauman, 66 VAND. L.REV. EN BANC 197 (2014) SSRN Donald E. Childress III, Rethinking Legal Globalization: The Case of Transnational Personal Jurisdiction, 54 WM. & MARY L. REV. 1489 (2013) SSRN HeinOnlineDonald E. Childress III, General Jurisdiction and the Transnational Law Market, 66 VAND. L.REV. EN BANC 66 (2013) SSRN 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 L. REV. 1 (2013) SSRN HeinOnlineDonald E. Childress III, Does International Investment Law Need Administrative Law?, 54 HARV. INT'L L.J. ONLINE 115 (2013) SSRN HeinOnlineDonald E. Childress III, Erie's International Effect: A Reply, 108 NW. UNIV. L. REV. COLLOQUY 1 (2013) SSRN Donald E. Childress III, Forum Conveniens: The Search for a Convenient Forum in Transnational Cases, 53 VA. J. INT'L L. 157 (2012) SSRN Donald E. Childress III, The Alien Tort Statute, Federalism, and the Next Wave of International Law Litigation, 100 GEO. L.J. 709 (2012) SSRN HeinOnlineDonald E. Childress III, Redeeming Erie: A Response to Suzanna Sherry, 39 PEPP. L. REV. 155 (2011) (symposium) SSRN HeinOnlineDonald E. Childress III, When Erie Goes International, 105 NW. U. L. REV. 1531 (2011) SSRN HeinOnlineDonald E. Childress III, Comity as Conflict: Resituating International Comity as Conflict of Laws, 44 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 11 (2010) SSRN HeinOnlineDonald E. Childress III, Note: Using Comparative Constitutional Law to Resolve Domestic Federal Questions, 53 DUKE L.J. 193 (2003) SSRN HeinOnline
Donald E. Childress III, Private International Law and Transnational Litigation, 61 AM. J. COMP. L. 461 (2013). SSRN HeinOnlineDonald E. Childress, International Antitrust Litigation: Conflict of Law and Coordination (Studies in Private International Law)--Editors Jurgen Basedow, Stephaine Francq, & Laurence Idot, 61 AM. J. COMP. L. 461 (2013).
Donald E. Childress III, Quoted in article, Honda Wins Appeal in Civic Hybrid Mileage Lawsuit, L.A. Times, May 10, 2012. Donald E. Childress III, Quoted in article, Honda Loses Small Claims Court Suit Over Civic Hybrid Fuel Economy, L.A. Times, Feb. 2, 2012. Donald E. Childress III, Quoted in article, U.S. Court Serves as Winning Jurisdiction for Ukrainians, WALL ST. J., June 14,
2011. Donald E. Childress III, Quoted in article, 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, Quoted in article, Court Tightens Rules on Overseas Abuse Cases, WALL ST. J., Sept. 18, 2010.