B.A., 1976, University of Virginia
J.D., 1979, New York University
Diploma in Law, 1982, University of Oxford (Oriel College)
LL.M., 1985, Yale University
Dean Attanasio has taught at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Notre Dame Law School, where he also served as the John M. Regan Jr. Director for the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies from 1991-1992. He was dean of Saint Louis University School of Law from 1992-1998. As a 1990 Fulbright Award recipient, Dean Attanasio delivered lectures on American constitutional law in Moscow and throughout the former Soviet Union. He has advised various legislative and judicial officials in emerging democracies including Bulgaria, the former Czechoslovakia, Russia, Estonia, Hungary, and South Africa. In addition, he arranged the first United States visit of five justices of the Russian Constitutional Court and accompanied them to Washington, D.C. With Dean John Sexton of the New York University School of Law, he has organized two summits on constitutional adjudication that featured justices of the U.S. Supreme Court and the constitutional courts of Russia, Germany, and Italy. He also organized a symposium on the South Africa constitutional transformation featuring three justices from that country's Constitutional Court. Dean Attanasio has taught constitutional law, First Amendment, civil procedure, torts, and jurisprudence. He is co-author (with Norman Redich, Joel Goldstein, and the late Bernard Schwartz) of Constitutional Law and Understanding Constitutional Law and has written numerous articles for legal journals, including the New York University Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, Georgetown Law Review, and the American Journal of Comparative Law. He has written and lectured in the areas of international law, constitutional law, federalism, human genetic engineering, and legal education.
Rapporteur's Conclusions, in INTERNATIONAL LAW DECISIONS IN NATIONAL COURTS 373-395 (Transnational Publishers, Inc., 1996); 28 N. Y. U. J. INT'L L. & POL. 1-33 (1996).
The Principle of Aggregate Autonomy and the Calabresian Approach to Products Liability, 74 VA. L. REV. 677-748 (1988).
Does the First Amendment Guarantee a Right to Conduct Scientific Experiments? 14 J. C. & U. L. 435-68 (1988) (Bicentennial of the Constitution issue).
The Constitutionality of Regulating Human Genetic Engineering: Where Procreative Liberty and Equal Opportunity Collide, 53 U. of CHI. L. REV. 1274-1342 (1986).
Everyman'S Constitutional Law: A Theory Of The Power Of Judicial Review, 72 GEO. L. J. 1665-1723 (1984).
Lawyer Advertising in England and the United States, 32 AM. J.COMP. L.493-541 (1984).
Equal Justice Under Chaos: The Developing Law of Sexual Harassment, 51 U. CIN. L. REV. 1-41 (1982), synopsized at 32 LAW REV. DIG. 14 (1983).
The Genetic Revolution: What Lawyers Don't Know, 63 N.Y.U. L. REV. 662-716(1988).
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 5TH EDITION, with co-authors N. Redlich and J. Goldstein (2008).
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, with co-authors N. Redlich and J. Goldstein (Supps 1989-2007).
N. Redlich, B. Schwartz, J. Attanasio and J. Goldstein, UNDERSTANDING CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (3rd ed. 2005).
UNDERSTANDING CONSTITUTIONAL LAW with co-authors N. Redlich and J. Goldstein (Supps 1998-2007).
A NEW INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL ARCHITECTURE: A VIABLE APPROACH, pp. 1-464 (2001) co-edited with J. J. Norton.
MULTILATERALISM V.UNILATERALISM: POLICY CHOICES IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY P. 1-525 (2004) co-edited with J.J Norton.
INTERCONNECTION OF LEGAL/CNSTITUTIONAL REFORM AND ECONOMIC REFORM - SUCCESS?, 34 The International Lawyer 201 (Spring 2000).
PARTNERSHIPS, JOINT VENTURES AND OTHER FORMS FOR BUILDING GLOBAL LAW SCHOOLS, 18 Dickinson J. International Law 483 (2000).
SCIENCE TESTS HUMAN DIGNITY: THE CHALLENGES OF GENETIC ENGINEERING, 53 SMU Law Review 455 (2000).
THE RIGHT TO LIFE UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, in FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA (Part B) (2002).
FOREWORD: THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY PRACTICE, 50 Journal of Legal Education 469 (2002).
FOREWARD: TRADITION, 55 SMU Law Review 15 (2002).
FOREWORD: A WAR ON GLOBALIZATION, 36 The International Lawyer 1 (2002).
FOREWORD: JURIES RULE, 54 SMU Law Review 1681 (2001).
FOREWORD: AIRLINE SECURITY: A DOUBLE ENTENDRE OF SAFETY AND SURVIVAL, 67 Journal of Air Law & Commerce 3 (2001).
CONCRETIZATION OF AND LIMITATIONS ON FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA, (Part A) 6 pgs. (2001) (published by the Draeger Foundation, Hamburg, Germany).
FOREWORD: RECENT FINANCIAL CRISES AND A NEW FINANCIAL ARCHITECTURE, reprinted in Sir Joseph Gold Memorial Series, Vol. 3, A New International Financial Architecture: A Viable Approach (2001).
FOREWORD: THE ASIAN FINANCIAL CONTAGION - A GLOBAL EPIDEMIC, 33 The International Lawyer 847 (1999).
FOREWORD: CHALLENGES, 52 SMU Law Review 1523 (1999).
FOREWORD: STAGES OF FEDERALISM?, 42 St. Louis University L. J. 485 (1998).
A TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR IMMEL - ST. IMMEL, 42 St. Louis University L. J. 699 (1998).
FOREWORD: FREEDOM!, 41 St. Louis University L. J. 1243 (1997).
Aggregate Autonomy, the Difference Principle, and the Calabresian Approach to Products Liability, in PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATION OF TORT LAW 299-318 (Oxford University Press, 1995).
Personal Freedoms and Economic Liberties: American Judicial Policy, in a volume titled DEUTSCHLAND UND SEIN GRUNDGESETZ (GERMANY AND ITS BASIC LAW). Published in German and English editions; the volume commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Basic Law (1993).