Fred L. Morrison

Fred L. Morrison


Assistant Professor

Biographical Information

Fred Morrison holds bachelor's degrees from University of Kansas and Oxford University, a Ph.D from Princeton University, and a legal degree from University of Chicago.  He taught law at University of Iowa College of Law from 1967 to 1969.

After leaving Iowa, he joined the faculty of University of Minnesota College of Law, where he continues to teach.  His work focuses on international law.



Fred L. Morrison & Rudiger Wolfrum, eds., International, Regional, and National Environmental Law (Kluwer Law Int'l 2000)
Fred L. Morrison, Courts and the Political Process in England (Sage Publications 1973)

Book Chapters

Fred L. Morrison, "The Importance of Generality in Law-Making International Agreements, in Coexistence, Cooperation and Solidarity: Liber Amicorum Rudiger Wolfrum" (Martinus Nijhoff 2012)
Fred L. Morrison, "The Reluctance of the United States to Ratify Treaties," in Law of the Sea in Dialogue (Springer 2011)
Fred L. Morrison, "Gustav III and The Masked Ball: Different Approaches to Freedom of Expression," in Uppsala-Minnesota Colloquium: Law, Culture and Values (Iustus 2009)
Fred L. Morrison, "The World's Most Complex Constitution: The Interim Constitutional Framework of the Sudan," in The Law of International Relations: Liber Amicorum Hanspeter Neuhold (Eleven International Pub. 2007)
Fred L. Morrison, "No Left Turn: Two Approaches to International Law," in Weltinnenrecht: Liber Amicorum Jost Delbrück (Duncker & Humblot 2005)
Fred L. Morrison, "Aliens and Citizens in the United States," in Die allgemeinen Regeln des völkerrechtlichen Fremdentechts: Bilanz und Ausblick an der Jahrtausendwende (C.F. Muller 2000)
Fred L. Morrison, "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 (Duncker & Humblot 1995)
Fred L. Morrison, "The Impact of Federalism on the Implementation of International Trade Obligations," in National Constitutions and International Economic Law (Kluwer 1993)
Fred L. Morrison, "The Role of Judicial Review in Preserving Liberal Foreign Trade Policies," in National Constitutions and International Economic Law (Kluwer 1993)
Fred L. Morrison, "The Evolution of Civil Rights Legislation into Practice," in German and American Constitutional Thought: Contexts, Interaction, and Historical Realities (St. Martin's Press 1990
Fred L. Morrison, "The Choice of Civil or Criminal Sanctions," in Des Menschen Recht zwischen Freiheit und Verantwortung: Festschrift für Karl Josef Partsch zum 75. Geburtstag (Duncker & Humblot 1989)
Fred L. Morrison, "Treaties as a Source of Jurisdiction, Especially in U.S. Practice," in The International Court of Justice at a Crossroads (Transnational Pub. 1987)
Fred L. Morrison, "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 (University Press of America 1986)
Fred L. Morrison, "Restriction on Corporate and Alien Ownership and Operation of Farms," in Agricultural Law (Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1981)
Fred L. Morrison, "The Swiss Federal Court: Judicial Decision Making and Recruitment," in Frontiers of Judicial Research (Wiley 1969)


Fred L. Morrison, "The Protection of Foreign Investment in the United States of America," 58 Am. J. Comp. L. 437 (2010)
Fred L. Morrison, "German Scholars in the Invisible College of International Lawyers," 50 German Yearbook of International Law 445 (2007)
Fred L. Morrison, "Characteristics of International Administration in Crisis Areas: A View from the United States of America," 54 Am. J. Comp. L. 443 (2006)
Fred L. Morrison, "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Sovereignty and International Protection," 80 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 31 (2005)
Fred L. Morrison, "Public International Law: An Anchor in Shifting Sands," 22 Law & Ineq. 337 (2004)
Fred L. Morrison, "Robert Hudec: Scholar, Internationalist, Mentor, Teacher, and Friend," 13 Minn. J. Global Trade 193 (2004)
Fred L. Morrison, "The Insolvency of Public Entities in the United States,"50 Am. J. Comp. L. Supp. 567 (2002)
Fred L. Morrison, "Sex, Lies, and Taxes: The American Law of the Internet," 41 German Yearbook of International Law 84 (1999)
Fred L. Morrison, "The Liability of Governments for Legislative Acts in the United States of America," 46 Am. J. Comp. L. Supp. 531 (1998)
Fred L. Morrison, "Tenure Wars: An Account of the Controversy at Minnesota," 47 J. Legal Educ. 369 (1997)
Fred L. Morrison, "The Constitution of Bosnia-Herzegovina," 13 Const. Comment. 145 (1996)
Fred L. Morrison, "A Tribute to Dean Robert A. Stein: Former Dean of the University of Minnesota Law School," 80 Minn. L. Rev. 1 (1995-1996)
Fred L. Morrison, "Legal Constraints on United States Participation in Peacekeeping Activities," 2 Int'l Peacekeeping 78 (1994-1995)
Fred L. Morrison, "The Significance of Nuremberg for Modern International Law," 149 Mil. L. Rev. 207 (1995)
Fred L. Morrison, "An Introduction to the Minnesota Constitution," 20 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 287 (1994)
Fred L. Morrison, "The Future of International Adjudication," 75 Minn. L. Rev. 827 (1990-1991)
Fred L. Morrison, "Constitutional Mergers and Acquisitions: The Federal Republic of Germany," 8 Const. Comment. 65 (1991)
Fred L. Morrison, "Legal Issues in the Nicaragua Opinion," 81 Am. J. Int'l L. 160 (1987)
Fred L. Morrison, "Must States, Too, Pay Interest to the Government on Contract Claims," 1986-1987 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 96 (1986-1987)
Fred L. Morrison, "Conflicts of Jurisdiction," 29 German Yearbook of International Law 417 (1986)
Fred L. Morrison, "Reconsidering United States Acceptance of the Compulsory Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice," 148 World Affairs 63 (1985)
Fred L. Morrison, "How Far Does Federal Criminal Law Reach?," 1984-1985 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 362 (1984-1985)
Fred L. Morrison, "Regulating Transportation: The Court Takes Another Look," 1984-1985 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 1 (1984-1985)
Fred L. Morrison, "Is a Bus Like a Fire Engine or Like a Train?," 1983-1984 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 417 (1983-1984)
Fred L. Morrison, "How Long Is a Precedent Binding?," 1983-1984 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 341 (1983-1984)
Fred L. Morrison, "The General Competence of the Municipality," 30 Am. J. Comp. L. Supp. 459 (1982)
Fred L. Morrison, "The Right to Fish for Seacost Products: Gibbons v. Ogden Resurrected," 1977 Sup. Ct. Rev. 239 (1977)
Fred L. Morrison, "Limitations on Alien Investment in American Real Estate," 60 Minn. L. Rev. 621 (1975-1976)
Fred L. Morrison, "State Corporate Farm Legislation," 7 U. Tol. L. Rev. 961 (1975-1976)
Fred L. Morrison, "Recognition in International Law: A Functional Reappraisal," 34 U. Chi. L. Rev. 857 (1966-1967)

Book Reviews

Fred L. Morrison, In Search of a Villain, 35 U. of Chi. L. Rev. 577 (1968) (reviewing W. Barton Leach, Property Law Indicted (University of Kansas Press, 1967))