University of Kansas, A.B.
Oxford University, B.A., M.A.
Princeton University, M.A., Ph.D.
University of Chicago, J.D.
Professor Fred L. Morrison is a recognized scholar of international law and comparative public law. He teaches constitutional law, international law, local government, and comparative public law. Professor Morrison was the Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly Professor of Law from 1990 to 1998 and was named the Popham Haik Schnobrich/Lindquist & Vennum Professor of Law in 1998. He served as Interim Dean in 1994-5 and as Interim Co-Dean in 2006-8.
He has been both a Rhodes Scholar and a Fulbright Professor. He taught at the University of Iowa College of Law before joining the University of Minnesota Law School faculty in 1969.
Professor Morrison also has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Bonn and at the University of Kiel in Germany and at Tsinghua University in China. He has served as the Counselor on International Law for the U.S. Department of State and as counsel for the United States before the International Court of Justice and in the Iran United States Claims Tribunal. He was a member of the Advisory Committee of International Law of the U.S. Department of State and is a member of the Board of Curators of the Max Planck Institute on Foreign Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany, the International Advisory Board of the Walther Schűcking Institute of International Law at the Christian Albrechts Universitat, Kiel, Germany. and is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Ritsumeikan Law Faculty in Kyoto, Japan and of the International Advisory Committee of Frontiers of Law in China. He is a Director of the American Society for the Comparative Study of Law. Professor Morrison is also a member of the American Law Institute and the American Society of International Law. In May of 1997, Professor Morrison was honored with the University President's Award for Outstanding Service.
The Importance of Generality in Law-Making International Agreements, in Coexistence, Cooperation and Solidarity: Liber Amicorum Rudiger Wolfrum 1497 (Holger Hestermeyer et al., eds., Martinus Nijhoff, 2012)
The Reluctance of the United States to Ratify Treaties, in Law of the Sea in Dialogue 73 (Holger Hestermeyer et al., eds., Springer, 2011)
Gustav III and The Masked Ball: Different Approaches to Freedom of Expression, in Uppsala-Minnesota Colloquium: Law, Culture and Values 129 (Mattias Dahlberg, ed., Iustus, 2009)
The World's Most Complex Constitution: The Interim Constitutional Framework of the Sudan, in The Law of International Relations: Liber Amicorum Hanspeter Neuhold 229 (August Reinisch & Ursula Kriebaum, eds., Eleven International Pub., 2007)
No Left Turn: Two Approaches to International Law, in Weltinnenrecht: Liber Amicorum Jost Delbrück 461 (Klaus Dicke, ed., Duncker & Humblot, 2005)
Aliens and Citizens in the United States, in Die allgemeinen Regeln des völkerrechtlichen Fremdentechts: Bilanz und Ausblick an der Jahrtausendwende; Beiträge anläßlich des Kolloquiums zu Ehren von Prof. Dr. Karl Doehring aus Anlaß seines 80. Geburtstages am 17. März 1999 in Konstanz 77 (Kay Hailbronner, ed., C.F. Müller, 2000)
The Role of Regional Organizations, in Allocation of Law Enforcement Authority in the International System: Proceedings of an International Symposium of the Kiel Institute of International Law, March 23 to 25, 1994 (Jost Delbrück & Urlsala E. Heinz, eds., Duncker & Humblot, 1995)
The Impact of Federalism on the Implementation of International Trade Obligations, in National Constitutions and International Economic Law (Meinhard Hilf & Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, eds., Kluwer Law and Taxation Publishers, 1993)
(with Rüdiger Wolfrum)
The Role of Judicial Review in Preserving Liberal Foreign Trade Policies, in National Constitutions and International Economic Law (Meinhard Hilf & Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, eds., Kluwer Law and Taxation Publishers, 1993)
(with Robert Hudec)
The Evolution of Civil Rights Legislation into Practice, in German and American Constitutional Thought: Contexts, Interaction, and Historical Realities (Herman Wellenreuther, ed., St. Martin's Press, 1990)
The Choice of Civil or Criminal Sanctions, in Des Menschen Recht zwischen Freiheit und Verantwortung: Festschrift für Karl Josef Partsch zum 75. Geburtstag (Jürgen Jekewitz et al., eds., Duncker & Humblot, 1989)
Treaties as a Source of Jurisdiction, Especially in U.S. Practice, in The International Court of Justice at a Crossroads (Lori F. Damrosch, ed., Transnational Pub., 1987)
Potential Revisions to the Acceptance of the Compulsory Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice by the United States of America, in The United States and the Compulsory Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (Anthony C. Arend, ed., University Press of America, 1986)
Restriction on Corporate and Alien Ownership and Operation of Farms, in Agricultural Law (John H. Davidson, ed., Shepard's/McGraw-Hill, 1981)
The Swiss Federal Court: Judicial Decision Making and Recruitment, in Frontiers of Judicial Research (Joel B. Grossman, Edward N. Muller & Joseph Tanenhaus, eds., Wiley, 1969)
The Protection of Foreign Investment in The United States of America, 58 (Supplement) American Journal of Comparative Law 437 (2010), revised version published in The Legal Protection of Foreign Investment: A Comparative Study 699 (Wenhua Shan, ed., Hart Publishing, 2012)
Sudan: Draft Constitutional Framework for the Interim Period (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, 2005)
(with Rüdiger Wolfrum & Thomas A. Mensah)
Legal Regulation of Alien Land Ownership in the United States, in Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Report of the Secretary of Commerce to the Congress in Compliance with the Foreign Investment Study Act of 1974, Public Law 93-479, Appendix M (U.S. Dept. of Commerce, 1976)
State and Federal Legal Regulation of Alien and Corporate Land Ownership and Farm Operations (Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1976) (Agricultural Economic Report no. 284)
(with Kenneth Krause)
Book Review, American Oxonian (1999) (reviewing Dennis J. Hutchinson, The Man Who Was Whizzer White: A Portrait of Justice Byron R. White (Free Press, 1998))
Book Review, 91 American Journal of International Law 396 (1997) (reviewing Michla Pomerance, The United States and the World Court as a "Supreme Court of the Nations": Dreams, Illusions and Disillusion (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1996))
Book Review, 31 German Yearbook of International Law 695 (1988) (reviewing Winfried Brugger, Grundrechte und Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika (J.C.B. Mohr, 1987) and Francis Howard Heller, USA, Verfassung und Politik (Böhlau, 1987))
Book Review, 4 Constitutional Commentary 479 (1987) (reviewing Walter F. Murphy, James E. Fleming & William F. Harris, II, American Constitutional Interpretation (Foundation Press, 1986))
Book Review 9 Hofstra Law Review 725 (1981) (reviewing Myres Smith McDougal, Harold D. Lasswell & Lung-chu Chen, Human Rights and World Public Order: The Basic Policies of an International Law of Human Dignity (Yale University Press, 1980))