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Child Brides, Brydon Koch, Alexis Steffanni, Carly Catalanello, Michelle Gamberdella 2017 Cedarville University

Child Brides, Brydon Koch, Alexis Steffanni, Carly Catalanello, Michelle Gamberdella

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

The goal of this presentation is to take a look into the human rights violation of child marriage happening in countries all over the world. For the purpose of this presentation, we will focus on four countries where child marriages are extremely prevalent: India, Niger, Bangladesh, and Yemen. First, we will begin with a brief history and background of child brides and statistics related to this population. Second, we will discuss the four countries (as stated above) where this is a major problem, and why the rates of child brides are especially high within each country. Third, we will consider ...


Transitional Justice, The Role Of The Judiciary And Rupture Of Democracy In Brazil In 2016, Jose Carlos Moreira da Silva Filho 2017 Amnesty Commission of Brazil

Transitional Justice, The Role Of The Judiciary And Rupture Of Democracy In Brazil In 2016, Jose Carlos Moreira Da Silva Filho

Distinguished Speaker Series

In comparison to the other countries in Latin America that suffered under civilian-military national security dictatorships in the second half of the 20th century, Brazil presented two peculiarities that had an enormous influence on the characteristics of the democratic regime that began in 1988: its amnesty law was enacted while the authoritarian regime was still in power, and throughout the period of the dictatorship, it promoted a broad and intensive process of judicialization of the political repression. I believe these aspects will influence and interact in a notable way with the new coup d’état process that began in ...


Morning Session: Conference Report, Christian N. Okeke 2017 Golden Gate University School of Law

Morning Session: Conference Report, Christian N. Okeke

Fulbright Symposium

Conference Report: Professor Dr. Christian Nwachukwu Okeke; “Reflections on International Law in an Era of Changes and Confusion.”


The Rights And Wrongs Of Shareholder Rights, Will Hutton, Colin Mayer, Philippe Schneider 2017 Seattle University School of Law

The Rights And Wrongs Of Shareholder Rights, Will Hutton, Colin Mayer, Philippe Schneider

Seattle University Law Review

The company is a legal structure designed to bring together the different parties of a firm—its employees, investors, customers, and suppliers—in the delivery of its corporate purpose. Corporations were established as institutions with autonomous lives—self-standing, legal entities independent of those who worked, financed, and managed them. They were devices to ensure long-term commitment to shared goals and risks, with reciprocal obligations on those engaged in them. A company had to declare its purpose before earning a licence to trade. For example, the East India Company, England’s earliest public company, to issue shares to the public as ...


Redefining Corporate Purpose: An International Perspective, Afra Afsharipour 2017 Seattle University School of Law

Redefining Corporate Purpose: An International Perspective, Afra Afsharipour

Seattle University Law Review

This comparative analysis of India’s move toward redefining corporate purpose proceeds as follow. Part I presents an overview of global debates over corporate purpose, drawing principally from the move toward the ESV model in the U.K. and benefit corporations in the U.S. This section briefly recounts the debates in both jurisdictions about whether the changes they have experienced will engender more socially responsible corporations. Part II then provides a condensed history of corporate law reforms in India and an overview of the legislative changes undertaken in the past decade. In Part II, this Article takes a broad ...


A Critical Canadian Perspective On The Benefit Corporation, Carol Liao 2017 Seattle University School of Law

A Critical Canadian Perspective On The Benefit Corporation, Carol Liao

Seattle University Law Review

Part I of this Article provides a brief background and description of the American benefit corporation. Part II then delineates the Canadian model of corporate law and governance as it currently stands in the statutes, common law, and in practice. Part III applies the information gathered from the previous two sections to explain why the legal features in the American benefit corporation model are largely redundant to existing Canadian corporate laws. It also addresses how the implementation of the benefit corporation in Canada would conflate incorrect assumptions on Canada’s model of governance and potentially impede the progressive development of ...


Lawyer Discipline In An Authoritarian Regime: Empirical Insights From Zhejiang Province, China, Judith A. McMorrow, Benjamin Van Rooij, Sida Liu 2017 Boston College Law School

Lawyer Discipline In An Authoritarian Regime: Empirical Insights From Zhejiang Province, China, Judith A. Mcmorrow, Benjamin Van Rooij, Sida Liu

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

On paper the state-run lawyer disciplinary system in China serves multiple interests: client protection, maintaining the reputation of the legal profession, upholding the rule of law, and safeguarding the party-state authority. This Article assesses which of these interests dominates in the lawyer disciplinary process by analyzing 122 published lawyer discipline cases from Zhejiang Province from 2007-2015. These records of lawyer discipline evidence an authoritarian political logic of attorney discipline, with punishment most clearly serving to safeguard the Communist Party's rule by keeping lawyers in bounds and tightly tied to their law firms. Subordinate to this are other state interests ...


Linnaean Taxonomy And Globalized Law, Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr. 2017 University of Alabama School of Law

Linnaean Taxonomy And Globalized Law, Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr.

Michigan Law Review

Review of The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities by Stephen Breyer.


Troubled Waters Between U.S. And European Antitrust, D. Daniel Sokol 2017 University of Florida Levin College of Law

Troubled Waters Between U.S. And European Antitrust, D. Daniel Sokol

Michigan Law Review

Review of The Atlantic Divide in Antitrust: An Examination of US and EU Competition Policy by Daniel J. Gifford and Robert T. Kudrle.


Legal Services Regulation In Canada: Plus Ça Change?, Noel Semple 2017 University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

Legal Services Regulation In Canada: Plus Ça Change?, Noel Semple

Law Publications

In common law Northern Europe and in Australasia, a wave of reform has been transforming legal services regulation since roughly 1980. Old structures and approaches, based on the principles of professionalism and lawyer independence, are being replaced in these jurisdictions by new ones that prioritize competition and consumer interests. In the United States this has conspicuously not happened, leaving intact a regulatory approach whose broad outlines have changed little in the past 100 years.

Thus, I have argued that the legal services regulatory regimes of the common law world today are bifurcated into (i) a competitive-consumerist paradigm apparent in the ...


One Person, One Vote: Gerrymandering And The Independent Commission, A Global Perspective, James Ruley 2017 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

One Person, One Vote: Gerrymandering And The Independent Commission, A Global Perspective, James Ruley

Indiana Law Journal

In 1863, on the hallowed fields at Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln encapsulated a core principle of democracy by describing our system as a “government of the people, by the people, [and] for the people.” This definition accurately depicts the ideal of democracy—that supreme power is vested in the citizenry, not in the government itself. Since the American model is based on representative democracy instead of direct democracy, extreme scrutiny must be placed upon the system of choosing representatives if government is to accurately represent the will of the people.

One of the greatest abuses of a citizen’s voting rights ...


Global Issues In Freedom Of Speech And Religion: Cases And Materials, Leslie Gielow Jacobs, Alan Brownstein 2017 Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Global Issues In Freedom Of Speech And Religion: Cases And Materials, Leslie Gielow Jacobs, Alan Brownstein

Leslie Gielow Jacobs

Brownstein and Jacobs's Global Issues in Freedom of Speech and Religion: Cases and Materials is a companion volume to existing materials. Designed to assist professors in introducing issues of international and comparative law, this title is ideal for use in educational courses that address:

  • The First Amendment
  • Law and religion
  • Individual rights
  • Other topics dealing with free speech and religious liberty


In order to make companion materials understandable and accessible to students as well as to professors who have not taught the materials before, this title:

  • Includes case excerpts, helpful background materials, and notes
  • Is set out in a ...


Limits To The Independent Anti-Corruption Commission Model Of Corruption Reform: Lessons From Indonesia, Leslie Gielow Jacobs, Benjamin B. Wagner 2017 Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Limits To The Independent Anti-Corruption Commission Model Of Corruption Reform: Lessons From Indonesia, Leslie Gielow Jacobs, Benjamin B. Wagner

Leslie Gielow Jacobs

No abstract provided.


A Human Rights Perspective To Global Battlefield Detention: Time To Reconsider Indefinite Detention, Yuval Shany 2017 Hebrew University of Jerusalem

A Human Rights Perspective To Global Battlefield Detention: Time To Reconsider Indefinite Detention, Yuval Shany

International Law Studies

This article discusses one principal challenge to detention without trial of suspected international terrorists—the international human rights law (IHRL) norm requiring the introduction of an upper limit on the duration of security detention in order to render it not indefinite in length. Part One of this article describes the “hardline” position on security detention, adopted by the United States in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks (followed, with certain variations, by other countries, including the United Kingdom and the State of Israel), according to which international terrorism suspects can be deprived of their liberty without trial ...


Law And Governance Affecting The Resolution Of Academic And Disciplinary Disputes At Scottish Universities: An American Perspective, Fernand N. Dutile 2017 Notre Dame Law School

Law And Governance Affecting The Resolution Of Academic And Disciplinary Disputes At Scottish Universities: An American Perspective, Fernand N. Dutile

Fernand "Tex" N. Dutile

No abstract provided.


Law, Governance, And Academic And Disciplinary Decisions In Australian Universities: An American Perspective, Fernand N. Dutile 2017 Notre Dame Law School

Law, Governance, And Academic And Disciplinary Decisions In Australian Universities: An American Perspective, Fernand N. Dutile

Fernand "Tex" N. Dutile

No abstract provided.


Dual Sovereignty In Europe?: A Critique Of Habermas's Defense Of The Nation-State, Vlad F. Perju 2017 Boston College Law School

Dual Sovereignty In Europe?: A Critique Of Habermas's Defense Of The Nation-State, Vlad F. Perju

Vlad Perju

Jürgen Habermas’s influential account of the transnationalization of democracy is typically seen as a bold attempt to articulate the political-philosophical foundations of European integration. Habermas posits an identity split between individuals as citizens of their nation states and (the same) individuals as members of the future European Union. According to the dual sovereignty thesis, nation states and the EU are co-original and co-determinate.

I challenge this conception on two grounds. First, split identity is a source of fragmentation that subverts the transnationalization of democracy. It would be irrational for EU citizens to partake in a project that empowers states ...


The Conventions Of Constitutional Amendment In Canada, Richard Albert 2017 Boston College Law School

The Conventions Of Constitutional Amendment In Canada, Richard Albert

Richard Albert

Commentators have suggested that the unsuccessful national referendum to ratify the 1992 Charlottetown Accord created an expectation of popular participation requiring national referendal consultation in major reforms to the Constitution of Canada. In this article, I inquire whether federal political actors are bound by a constitutional convention of national referendal consultation for formal amendments to the basic structure of the Constitution of Canada. Drawing from the Supreme Court of Canada’s Patriation Reference, I suggest that we cannot know whether federal political actors are bound by such a convention until they are confronted with the question whether or not to ...


Draft Report Of The Somali Criminal Law Recodification Initiative, Paul H. Robinson, Criminal Law Research Group 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Draft Report Of The Somali Criminal Law Recodification Initiative, Paul H. Robinson, Criminal Law Research Group

Faculty Scholarship

The Government of Somalia and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) jointly commissioned the drafting of a modern criminal code for Somalia that embodies fundamental Islamic principles. The proposed code developed by the Criminal Law Research Group in cooperation with the major Somali players of the criminal justice process is a modern and comprehensive penal code incorporating numerous cutting-edge innovations in drafting forms, code structure, and criminal law doctrine. It is also the first and only such code incorporating the major tenets and principles of Islamic law as currently practiced in Somalia. This two-volume report to the Somali Working Group ...


The Relevance Of Colonial Appeals To The Privy Council, Mary S. Bilder 2017 Boston College Law School

The Relevance Of Colonial Appeals To The Privy Council, Mary S. Bilder

Mary Sarah Bilder

For the past two centuries, the colonial appeals to the Privy Council fell between the cracks on both sides of the Atlantic. For Americans, the creation of the Supreme Court and the absence of published reports of appeals implied legal discontinuity between “American” (post-1787) law and the pre-1787 British imperial world. For the British, the loss of the Atlantic colonies and the lack of printed precedents in appeals implied legal discontinuity between English common law and the colonial appeals. Elsewhere I have written about the importance of the appeals for colonial American legal history and the history of the development ...


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