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Inherently Unneutral Investment Treaty Arbitration: The Formation Of Decisive Arguments In Jurisdictional Determinations, Relja Radovic Jan 2018

Inherently Unneutral Investment Treaty Arbitration: The Formation Of Decisive Arguments In Jurisdictional Determinations, Relja Radovic

Journal of Dispute Resolution

The legitimacy crisis of investment treaty arbitration is much discussed, often challenging the neutrality of that system as a whole. Besides concentrating on the direction in which cases are being decided, or in which the law is being interpreted, the neutrality of investment treaty arbitration as a system can also be discussed from the perspective of its foundations. This article looks at the arbitral use of the two basic ideals of investment treaty arbitration, namely the legalistic and teleological notions, in the formation of decisive arguments, in the particular context of jurisdictional decisions. It examines to what extent the two ...


Value And Judgment In Investment Treaty Arbitration, Frederic Gilles Sourgens Jan 2018

Value And Judgment In Investment Treaty Arbitration, Frederic Gilles Sourgens

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Are international treaties consenting to the resolution of disputes between foreign investors and the host states to their investment still a good idea? Recent and not so recent criticism of such treaty provisions calls into question whether investor-state tribunals can act as neutral arbiters of such disputes. This criticism argues that tribunals are biased in favor of the business interests of investors—and therefore disfavor the state’s right to regulate. Responses to this criticism frequently have alleged the opposite: The arbitral tribunals constituted under international treaties are, if anything, too friendly towards the interests of states. They fail to ...


Vatican Mediation And The Venezuelan Crisis, Emma Altheide Jan 2018

Vatican Mediation And The Venezuelan Crisis, Emma Altheide

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Part II will discuss the dispute between Argentina and Chile in the 1970s concerning property rights in the Beagle Channel, as well as the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba in 2015. Part III will outline the events leading to the crisis in Venezuela, where President Nicolás Maduro has brought the government to the brink of authoritarian rule. This section will assess the Vatican’s offer to mediate in Venezuela in light of the country’s current climate and previous instances of Vatican mediation. Part IV will examine the Vatican as a mediator, analyzing the attributes ...


Adr That Is Out Of This World: A Regime For The Resolution Of Outer-Space Disputes, George Khoukaz Jan 2018

Adr That Is Out Of This World: A Regime For The Resolution Of Outer-Space Disputes, George Khoukaz

Journal of Dispute Resolution

The United States’ interest in enlarging and increasing its presence in outer space is an extension of its current geographically extensive military presence around the globe. These outer-space exploratory goals are compared to the expansionist aspirations of ocean-born European empires of the 17th and 18th centuries; and therefore project a future where nations will compete over space-control to gain a geostrategic advantage on Earth.


Online Dispute Resolution For Divorce Cases In Missouri: A Remedy For The Justice Gap, Danielle Linneman Jan 2018

Online Dispute Resolution For Divorce Cases In Missouri: A Remedy For The Justice Gap, Danielle Linneman

Journal of Dispute Resolution

This Comment will analyze the use of ODR for divorce disputes in Missouri by first explaining the use of ODR and then analyzing its evolution. How ODR has grown on a global level and entered the realm of family law will also be viewed, as well as how other countries have used ODR to successfully resolve divorce case disputes. Recent proposals in the United States for use of ODR programs to resolve domestic disputes will be discussed, before evaluating how ODR programs could be implemented into Missouri’s legal system as a way to begin shaping the future of America ...


Mediating Farm Nuisance: Comparing New Jersey, Missouri, And Iowa Right To Farm Laws And How They Utilize Mediation Techniques, Gina Moroni Jan 2018

Mediating Farm Nuisance: Comparing New Jersey, Missouri, And Iowa Right To Farm Laws And How They Utilize Mediation Techniques, Gina Moroni

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Is it a right to farm, or a right to be a bad neighbor? The ability to sue a neighbor who farms claiming nuisance is largely dependent on each state’s right to farm law. Just because there is a nuisance claim that can be filed in court does not necessarily mean the complaint should be heard in court. Instead, mediation can be a low cost, confidential, and even binding alternative which helps parties resolve their disputes in creative ways. Section II of this Comment examines what right to farm laws do, the agricultural dynamics that led to the creation ...


Table Of Contents Jan 2018

Table Of Contents

Journal of Dispute Resolution

No abstract provided.


Why We Can’T “Just All Get Along”: Dysfunction In The Polity And Conflict Resolution And What We Might Do About It, Carrie Menkel-Meadow Jan 2018

Why We Can’T “Just All Get Along”: Dysfunction In The Polity And Conflict Resolution And What We Might Do About It, Carrie Menkel-Meadow

Journal of Dispute Resolution

These are very troubled times. The polity is seriously divided; people who march for white supremacy and hate are called “nice and very good people” by an unhinged, but Constitutionally elected, President; relations between citizens of color and police are at a high level of hostility and distrust; Congress is unable to pass virtually any legislation; and policy differences over immigration, trade, taxation, and health care are so great that even a ruling party cannot get anything done. Perhaps the greatest challenge for our democracy now is learning how to deal with great value differences in the polity, enough so ...


One Idea For Ameliorating Polarization: Reviving Conversations About An American Spirit, Nancy H. Rogers Jan 2018

One Idea For Ameliorating Polarization: Reviving Conversations About An American Spirit, Nancy H. Rogers

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Historian David McCullough tells those discouraged about the nation’s current problems that Americans have an “inexhaustible source of strength”: “our story, our history, who we are, how we got to where we are, … all we have been through, what we have achieved” and our “national ambitions.” McCullough calls this the “American spirit” and urges Americans to articulate a current version. Some might express pessimism about this project – after all, one poll indicates that most Americans think we are losing an American spirit. Other commentators agree with McCullough, though, that Americans should endeavor to identify an American spirit that will ...


Building Conflict Resilience: It's Not Just About Problem-Solving, Robert C. Bordone Jan 2018

Building Conflict Resilience: It's Not Just About Problem-Solving, Robert C. Bordone

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Political polarization in the United States and internationally has increased enormously in the past decade, resulting in legislative impasse in some countries, political instability and partisan re-alignment in others, and decreased levels of communication, trust, and cooperation across partisan lines in schools, communities, and across the nation. As partisan polarization has increased, I have observed several perceptible changes in the way law school students engage each other around political differences and conflict in the classroom. From conversations with my colleagues, I am not alone in observing these trends.


Stakeholder Dialogues And Virtual Reality For The German Energiewende, Arne Spieker Jan 2018

Stakeholder Dialogues And Virtual Reality For The German Energiewende, Arne Spieker

Journal of Dispute Resolution

The German energy system is in a complete overhaul. In the future energy will mainly derive from renewable sources. While in general this is largely socially accepted, new long-range power-lines, needed to distribute that energy, disquiet local communities and lead to political friction. Using stakeholder dialogues, responsible authorities and transmission operators try to direct escalating debates back onto a constructive track. This Article describes the inclusion of public participation in the recently adopted grid expansion acceleration act (NABEG) and a best practice stakeholder dialogue for a high voltage d.c. link. It contextualizes those efforts into the broader debate over ...


Ethics In International Arbitration, Peter Halprin, Stephen Wah Jan 2018

Ethics In International Arbitration, Peter Halprin, Stephen Wah

Journal of Dispute Resolution

The growth of international arbitration has expanded both the pool of arbitrators as well as the counsel involved in international arbitration. This growth has resulted in arbitrators, counsel, and parties of various cultural and legal traditions participating in disputes. Because different cultural and legal traditions may come into conflict, there is increasing focus and discussion regarding what guidelines or rules, if any, should govern international arbitrations. The discussion regarding whether any guidelines or rules should govern arbitration asks whether a forum for dispute resolution built on the concepts of neutrality, party autonomy, and procedural flexibility should be governed by strict ...


Introduction To “Dispute Resolution And Political Polarization", Rafael Gely Jan 2018

Introduction To “Dispute Resolution And Political Polarization", Rafael Gely

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Dispute resolution practitioners and scholars know conflict. In fact, some would say that we love conflict. And yet, despite our affinity with conflict, the polarization that is evident in today’s public space has been disconcerting. While we generally operate in a space where we are constantly exploring options, seeking compromise, helping participants explore their interests and finding ways to move towards agreement, what seems like an inability to even engage in any kind of dialogue is troubling. These and other related concerns led the editors of the Journal of Dispute Resolution to solicit contributions from seven well-known conflict resolution ...


State Legislative Update, Ryan Corrigan, Samantha Groark, Alison Matusofsky, John Roark, Joshua Sieg Jan 2018

State Legislative Update, Ryan Corrigan, Samantha Groark, Alison Matusofsky, John Roark, Joshua Sieg

Journal of Dispute Resolution

No abstract provided.


Living With No: Political Polarization And Transformative Dialogue, Erik Cleven, Robert A. Baruch Bush, Judith A. Saul Jan 2018

Living With No: Political Polarization And Transformative Dialogue, Erik Cleven, Robert A. Baruch Bush, Judith A. Saul

Journal of Dispute Resolution

We argue that dispute resolution processes should not be seen as a substitute for the political process, but rather a complement that can help strengthen it. Based on this view, and on the authors’ experience with dialogue work in the former Yugoslavia, as well as in urban and rural settings in the United States, we argue that transformative processes, specifically an approach we call Transformative Dialogue, are best suited to addressing the challenges of political polarization both in the United States and internationally. This is because the primary goal of transformative processes is not to reach agreement or find common ...


Title Page Jan 2018

Title Page

Journal of Dispute Resolution

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Seeking Recognition And Enforcement Of Foreign Court Judgments And Arbitral Awards In Egypt And The Mashriq Countries, Nicolas Bremer Jan 2018

Seeking Recognition And Enforcement Of Foreign Court Judgments And Arbitral Awards In Egypt And The Mashriq Countries, Nicolas Bremer

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Asserting a claim in an international transaction is often complex. If a transaction involves parties from different countries, the venue of dispute resolution will often be in a jurisdiction different from that where enforcement may have to be sought. In such a case, any ruling obtained will have to be recognized by the competent authority of the country where enforcement is sought (known as requested country). Obtaining recognition of a foreign ruling in the Middle East and North Africa is considerably challenging. Despite some progress having been made over the last decade, local courts are still rather reserved towards foreign ...


M-U-N-I: Evidencing The Inadequacies Of The Municipal Securities Regulatory Framework, John Carriel Nov 2017

M-U-N-I: Evidencing The Inadequacies Of The Municipal Securities Regulatory Framework, John Carriel

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

This article argues that the current regulation of the minicipal securities market is inadequate, and that regulatory reform is not only necessary but also permissible as the Securities and Exchange Commission has the legal authority under the current statutory framework to substantially remedy such inadequacy. In making this argument, this article focuses on the legislative history of the Securities Reform Act of 1975, analyses of statutory text, the current regulatory framework surrounding the municipal securities market, prior attempts to effect regulatory reform, and one of the principal issues with the current regulatory framework - the lack of uniform accounting principles in ...


Getting To Guilty: The Necessary Shift To Individual Accountability For Corporate Wrongdoing, Paige Wheeler Nov 2017

Getting To Guilty: The Necessary Shift To Individual Accountability For Corporate Wrongdoing, Paige Wheeler

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

In September of 2015, Deputy Attorney General, Sally Yates, declared that the Department of Justice would shift its focus to pursuing individual accountability for cases of corporate wrongdoing, This shift reflects a change in directives, as the Department of Justice commonly resolved cases of corporate wrongdoing through the companies themselves prior to what is now commonly known as the Yates Memorandum. The Yates Memorandum centers on the conclusion that one of the most successful ways to tackle corporate misconduct is by making sure that the individuals who are committing the wrongdoing are held accountable for their actions. The Yates Memorandum ...


Are My Cornrows Unprofessional?: Title Vii's Narrow Application Of Grooming Policies, And Its Effect On Black Women's Natural Hair In The Workplace, Renee Henson Nov 2017

Are My Cornrows Unprofessional?: Title Vii's Narrow Application Of Grooming Policies, And Its Effect On Black Women's Natural Hair In The Workplace, Renee Henson

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

Employer grooming policies are ubiquitous and apply to all in the workplace, however, the hair standards within these policies do not permit women to wear a myriad of ethnic hairstyles at work. Banning ethnic hairstyles like braids, cornrows, and dreadlocks adversely and disproportionally affects black women. Banning ethnic styles because they are deemed unprofessional forces many black women to spend inordinate amounts of money and time to ensure their hair is “professional looking enough” to attain gainful employment and climb the corporate latter. This article examines Title VII’s role in allowing this practice where black women are not permitted ...


Password Please: The Effectiveness Of New York's First-In-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation Of Banks, Melissa Knerr Nov 2017

Password Please: The Effectiveness Of New York's First-In-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation Of Banks, Melissa Knerr

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

In March of 2017, New York enacted new cybersecurity legislation focused on regulating banking security. Cybersecurity attacks on the financial sector have risen recently and the federal and state governments are looking to combat data breaches. The regulations themselves strive to regulate security conduct by the financial institutions, including required testing and risk assessment, training for cybersecurity personnel, and mandated reporting to upperlevel staff as well as the New York Department of Financial Services. While these regulations are the first of their kind and strive to set in place certain basic requirements for cybersecurity, it remains to be seen how ...


Solving The Corporate Inversion Phenomenon: An Exercise In Free Market Patriotism, Protectionism Through Faciliation, Brian Thompson Nov 2017

Solving The Corporate Inversion Phenomenon: An Exercise In Free Market Patriotism, Protectionism Through Faciliation, Brian Thompson

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

The United States government grapples with the right solution to deter corporations from inverting abroad. A corporation’s decision to invert is made in the interest of its shareholders, including many who are United States citizens. However, many have called inverting corporations unpatriotic, traders, and cheaters. These labels shift the blame to an easy scapegoat. In order to quell this recent phenomenon, the United States government must move beyond rhetoric and reevaluate the cause of the exodus. Politicians have no one to blame but themselves and the outdated corporate policy they have left in place. Heavyhanded government policies to punish ...


Masthead Nov 2017

Masthead

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

No abstract provided.


Symposium Keynote: The Dtsa And The New Secrecy Ecology, Orly Lobel Nov 2017

Symposium Keynote: The Dtsa And The New Secrecy Ecology, Orly Lobel

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), which passed in May 2016, amends the Economic Espionage Act (“EEA”), a 1996 federal statute that criminalizes trade secret misappropriation. The EEA has been amended several times in the past five years to increase penalties for violations and expand the available causes of action, the definition of a trade secret, and the types behaviors that are deemed illegal. The creation of a federal civil cause of action is a further expansion of the secrecy ecology, and the DTSA includes several provisions that broaden the reach of trade secrets and their protection. This article raises ...


Ex Parte Seizures Under The Dtsa And The Shift Of Ip Rights Enforcement, Yvette Liebesman Nov 2017

Ex Parte Seizures Under The Dtsa And The Shift Of Ip Rights Enforcement, Yvette Liebesman

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

for whistleblowers who share confidential information in the court of reporting suspected illegal activity to law enforcement or when filing a lawsuit, provided they do so under seal." The meaning and scope of this provision are of vital importance to enforcing health, safety, civil rights, financial market, consumer, and environmental protections and deterring fraud against the government, shareholders, and the public. This article explains how the whistleblower immunity provision was formulated and offers insights into its proper interpretation.


The Defend Trade Secrets Act Whistleblower Immunity Provision: A Legislative History, Peter Menell Nov 2017

The Defend Trade Secrets Act Whistleblower Immunity Provision: A Legislative History, Peter Menell

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 ("DTSA") was the product of a multi-year effort to federalize trade secret protection. In the final stages of drafting the DTSA, Senators Grassley and Leahy introduced an important new element: immunity "for whistleblowers who share confidential information in the course of reporting suspected illegal activity to law enforecement or when filing a lawsuit, provided they do so under seal." The meaning and scope of this provision are of vital importance to enforcing health, safety, civil rights, financial market, consumer, and environmental protections and deterring fraud against the government, shareholders, and the public. This ...


Tax Policy Reform: Issues To Be Addressed To The Benefit Of All Missourians, Joel Walters Nov 2017

Tax Policy Reform: Issues To Be Addressed To The Benefit Of All Missourians, Joel Walters

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

Tax policy impacts the everday decisions made by individuals, families, and businesses. Better tax policy can generate economic activity and lower the tax burden on individual taxpayers. Missouri Department of Revenue Director, Joel Walters, believes the current Missouri tax system can be changed in ways that would make it more simple, efficient, and fair. With this article, Director Walters seeks to engage Missourians in a dialogue about the strengths and weaknesses of the current tax policy environment in Missouri. The article comprhensively examines Missouri's tax system by discussing a wide variety of topics including corporate income tax, alternatives such ...


Table Of Contents Nov 2017

Table Of Contents

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

No abstract provided.


Empowering Consumers Through Online Dispute Resolution, Amy J. Schmitz Oct 2017

Empowering Consumers Through Online Dispute Resolution, Amy J. Schmitz

Faculty Publications

We transact online every day, hoping that no problems will occur. However, our purchases are not always perfect: goods may not arrive; products may be faulty; expectations may go unmet. When this occurs, we are often left frustrated, with no means for seeking redress. Phone calls to customer service are generally unappealing and ineffective, and traditional face-to-face or judicial processes for asserting claims are impractical after weighing costs against likely recovery. This is especially true when seeking redress requires travel, or for crossborder claims involving jurisdictional complexities. This situation has created a need for online dispute resolution (“ODR”), which brings ...


The Cuban Missile Crisis, Historian Barbara W. Tuchman, And The Art Of Writing, Douglas E. Abrams Oct 2017

The Cuban Missile Crisis, Historian Barbara W. Tuchman, And The Art Of Writing, Douglas E. Abrams

Faculty Publications

From behind-the-scenes accounts, we know that an articulate best-selling book published just a few months earlier by historian Barbara W. Tuchman, a private citizen who held no government position, contributed directly to the delicate negotiated resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

After chronicling Tuchman's contribution to world peace. this article discusses her later Public Douglas commentary about what she called the "art of writing," commentary that remains instructive for lawyers who write as representatives of clients or causes in the private or public sector.