David Golove


David Golove is a Faculty Director of the Reiss Center on Law and Security and the Hiller Family Foundation Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. He specializes in the constitutional law of foreign affairs and has written extensively in the constitutional history pertaining to that field. Golove is best known for a book-length article published in the Michigan Law Review, “Treaty-Making and the Nation: The Historical Foundations of the Nationalist Conception of the Treaty Power.” His work has produced both a major work of legal historical scholarship and an important legal and constitutional defense of federal power. Golove’s other notable articles include “Against Free-Form Formalism,” 70 NYU Law Review 1791 (1998); “Is NAFTA Constitutional?” 108 Harvard Law Review 801 (1995) (with Bruce Ackerman); “From Versailles to San Francisco: The Revolutionary Transformation of the War Powers,” 70 Colorado Law Review 1491 (1999); “Philosophy of International Law,”Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law 808-934 (2002) (with Allen Buchanan). His most recent work, for a book project, focuses on the relationship between the international laws of war and presidential and congressional constitutional powers. Golove received his B.A. from Berkeley in 1979 and has law degrees from Boalt Hall and Yale.