Faculty Profiles

Asli Bâli

Asli Ü. Bâli

Professor of Law
B.A., Williams College
M.Phil., Cambridge University, Emmanuel College
M.P.A., Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
J.D., Yale
Ph.D., Princeton University
UCLA Faculty Since 2009


Constitution Writing, Religion and Democracy (edited by Asli Ü. Bâli and Hanna Lerner). Cambridge Univ. Press (2017).

Articles and Chapters

Constitutionalism and the American Imperial Imagination (with Aziz Rana), 85 University of Chicago Law Review 257 (2018).
Designing Constitutions in Religiously Divided Societies (with Hanna Lerner), in Constitution Writing, Religion and Democracy (edited by Asli Ü. Bâli and Hanna Lerner, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017).
Introduction (with Hanna Lerner), in Constitution Writing, Religion and Democracy (edited by Asli Ü. Bâli and Hanna Lerner, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017).
Turkish Constitutionalism and “Models” for Arab Reforms, in Constitutionalism, Human Rights and Islam after the Arab Spring (edited by Rainer Grote & Tilmann Roeder, Oxford Univ. Press, 2016).
The Wrong Kind of Intervention in Syria (with Aziz Rana), in The Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World (edited by Karim Makdisi and Vijay Prashad, Univ. of California Press, 2016).
Sykes Picot and “Artificial States", 110 American Journal Of International Law Unbound (Sept. 2016). Online Symposium on Sykes Picot.
Shifting into Reverse: Turkish Constitutionalism Under the AKP, 19 Theory & Event (Jan. 2016).
Constitutional Design Without Constitutional Moments: Lessons from Religiously Divided Societies (with Hanna Lerner), 49 Cornell International Law Journal 227 (2016). Full Text
Negotiating Non-Proliferation: International Law and Delegation in the Iranian Nuclear Crisis, 61 UCLA Law Review 232 (2014). Full Text
Courts and Constitutional Transition: Lessons from the Turkish Case, 11 International Journal of Constitutional Law 666-701 (2013). Abstract
Legality and Legitimacy in the Global Order: The Changing Landscape of Nuclear Nonproliferation, in Legality and Legitimacy in the Global Order (edited by Richard Falk, Mark Juergensmeyer & Vesselin Popovski, Oxford Univ. Press, 2012).
Pax Arabica?: Provisional Sovereignty and Intervention in the Arab Uprisings, 42 California Western International Law Journal 321 (2012). Full Text
The Perils of Judicial Independence: Constitutional Transition and the Turkish Example, 52 Virginia Journal of International Law 235-320 (2012). Full Text
American Overreach: Strategic Interests and Millennial Ambitions in the Middle East (with Aziz Raa), 15 Geopolitics 210-39 (2010). Full Text
From Subjects to Citizens? The Shifting Paradigm of Electoral Authoritarianism in the Middle East, 1 Middle East Law & Governance 38-89 (2009). Abstract
Iranian Nuclear Policy, in At the Nuclear Precipice: Catastrophe or Transformation? (edited by Richard Falk and David Krieger, Palgrave, 2009).
Scapegoating the Vulnerable: Preventive Detention of Immigrants in America's "War on Terror, 38 Studies in Law, Politics and Society 25-69 (2006). Full Text
Justice Under Occupation: Rule of Law and the Ethics of Nation-Building in Iraq, 30 Yale Journal of International Law 431 (2005). Full Text
International Law & Rights-Based Remedies: Settlements in the Israel-Palestine Conflict, 28 Hastings International and Comparative Law Review 387 (2005).
International Law and the Challenge of Terrorism, 9 Journal of Islamic Law and Culture (2004).
Changes in Immigration Law and Practice After September 11: A Practitioner's Perspective, 2 Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal 161 (2003).
Stretching the Limits of International Law: The Challenge of Terrorism, 8 ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law 403 (2002).

Other Publications

Independence Referenda Through the Prism of Kurdistan, I-CONnect Column (Dec. 2017). Full Text
The Force of Nations (with Jessica Peake), L.A. Lawyer (Dec. 2017).