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Beyond Amateurism: Examining The Potential Labor Expenses Of Ncaa Student-Athlete Employment, Alayna K. Falak May 2024

Beyond Amateurism: Examining The Potential Labor Expenses Of Ncaa Student-Athlete Employment, Alayna K. Falak

Honors Thesis

In light of recent administrative developments urging the classification of student-athletes as employees, litigation challenging the current status of student-athletes, and the Supreme Court’s willingness to tackle National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) issues, many questions surrounding the future of college sports under an employment model have emerged. The authors analyzed key litigation, recent developments from administrative agencies, and academic literature. Then publicly available data was used from the NCAA, the United States Department of Labor (DOL), and other sources to construct two estimates of what it would cost the NCAA member institutions to treat their Division I athletes as employees. …


Rethinking Female Genital Cutting Through Postcolonial Lens, Erika Carvalho Feb 2024

Rethinking Female Genital Cutting Through Postcolonial Lens, Erika Carvalho

Theses and Dissertations

Due to global instabilities, the resulting international displacement and rising inter- cultural tensions within Western societies have relocated gendered cultural practicesat the center of contemporary debates on multiculturalism, social cohesion and migration. In this context, female genital cutting (FGC) has re-emerged as a symbol of savagery, portrayed as a symbol of “otherness”, a true global violation of women’s rights. While the increasing attention given to these practices is a testament to reinvigorated feminist activism, FGC has also been harnessed for the purposes of reproducing colonial discourses about the “Third World”, which have been integral to the revival of many policies …


Containerization Of Seafarers In The International Shipping Industry: Contemporary Seamanship, Maritime Social Infrastructures, And Mobility Politics Of Global Logistics, Liang Wu Feb 2024

Containerization Of Seafarers In The International Shipping Industry: Contemporary Seamanship, Maritime Social Infrastructures, And Mobility Politics Of Global Logistics, Liang Wu

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation discusses the mobility politics of container shipping and argues that technological development, political-economic order, and social infrastructure co-produce one another. Containerization, the use of standardized containers to carry cargo across modes of transportation that is said to have revolutionized and globalized international trade since the late 1950s, has served to expand and extend the power of international coalitions of states and corporations to control the movements of commodities (shipments) and labor (seafarers). The advent and development of containerization was driven by a sociotechnical imaginary and international social contract of seamless shipping and cargo flows. In practice, this liberal, …


Law's Legitimacy: Lon Fuller In A Consequentialist Frame, Daniel L. Feldman Feb 2024

Law's Legitimacy: Lon Fuller In A Consequentialist Frame, Daniel L. Feldman

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis argues that Lon Fuller’s approach to jurisprudence offers more important support to the rule of law than has been generally recognized. It argues further that a consequentialist lens allows clearer views of Fuller’s strengths in this regard, despite Fuller’s own resistance to consequentialism and despite consequentialism’s blindness to some of Fuller’s depth and texture. This thesis supplies a formula, although one intended only as a guide to thinking, not for actual computation, to drive judicial decision-making. The inputs into this formula are six values widely shared in the United States, modified by case-by-case salience. Kantian deontology strongly influences …


Migrant Children And Legislation: Integrating Knowledge About Trauma Into Policy, Yolennys E. Albornoz Feb 2024

Migrant Children And Legislation: Integrating Knowledge About Trauma Into Policy, Yolennys E. Albornoz

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This study seeks to integrate some knowledge about trauma into migration policies in the U.S. regarding children. Migration is not a novel concept; it is a dynamic phenomenon that experiences continuous changes and constantly increases in numbers. Globally, the United States has been the primary destination for foreign migrants for a long time, and most of them are Latinos who cross the U.S. and Mexico border. Here, I explore how children face trauma in their home country, which forces them to migrate. Also, while they migrate and after they have migrated, exposing the three stages of trauma for migrant children. …


Rethinking Female Genital Cutting Through Postcolonial Lens, Erika Carvalho Feb 2024

Rethinking Female Genital Cutting Through Postcolonial Lens, Erika Carvalho

Theses and Dissertations

Due to global instabilities, the resulting international displacement and rising inter- cultural tensions within Western societies have relocated gendered cultural practices at the center of contemporary debates on multiculturalism, social cohesion and migration. In this context, female genital cutting (FGC) has re-emerged as a symbol of savagery, portrayed as a symbol of “otherness”, a true global violation of women’s rights. While the increasing attention given to these practices is a testament to reinvigorated feminist activism, FGC has also been harnessed for the purposes of reproducing colonial discourses about the “Third World”, which have been integral to the revival of many …


Making Sense Of Making Parole In New York, Alexandra Mcglinchy Feb 2024

Making Sense Of Making Parole In New York, Alexandra Mcglinchy

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

For many individuals incarcerated in New York, the initial step toward freedom begins with an interview with the Board of Parole. This process, however, is frequently a complex and challenging one, characterized by repeated denials and extended incarcerations. The disparity in outcomes – where one individual may receive over 20 denials and another is granted parole on their first attempt – highlights the ambiguity and inconsistency in the parole decision-making process. This project aims to clarify the factors that influence parole decisions by concentrating on measurable variables. These include age, race, duration of sentence served, proportion of sentence served, type …


Paradise Lost: The Effect Of Judicial Review On Congressional Debate, Laura E. Jenkins Jan 2024

Paradise Lost: The Effect Of Judicial Review On Congressional Debate, Laura E. Jenkins

Dissertations - ALL

How does judicial supremacy affect constitutional deliberation in Congress? Normative critics of judicial supremacy argue that judicial supremacy warps congressional debate by disincentivizing members of Congress from independently considering the moral and legal issues at stake in legislation. As this dissertation’s quantitative analysis, topic modeling, and qualitative textual analysis show, the Supreme Court’s decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (2012) disincentivized members of Congress from engaging in independent constitutional interpretation and normative argumentation. Before the Supreme Court’s decision in Sebelius, members of both parties debated the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate and used constitutional …


Integrated Project Delivery (Ipd): A Contractual Framework For The Egyptian Construction Industry, Sarah Hussain Jan 2024

Integrated Project Delivery (Ipd): A Contractual Framework For The Egyptian Construction Industry, Sarah Hussain

Theses and Dissertations

This abstract highlight the significant findings and contributions of the study, which aimed to develop model clauses specifically tailored to the Egyptian construction industry for multi-party construction contracts. The research methodology encompassed several key components. Firstly, a comprehensive literature review was conducted to explore the various construction delivery methods prevalent in Egypt. This review provided a solid foundation for understanding the existing practices and identifying areas for improvement. The study also delved into the concept of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and its potential benefits as well as an analysis of the commonly used standard forms of contract and successful case …


Mass Incarceration In The State Of Louisiana And Its Impact On The Mental Health Of Incarcerated Men, Samika Treniece Miner Jan 2024

Mass Incarceration In The State Of Louisiana And Its Impact On The Mental Health Of Incarcerated Men, Samika Treniece Miner

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

No abstract provided.


Development Of The Right To Privacy In Montana Discourse And The Montana Constitution, Scott A. O'Donnell Jan 2024

Development Of The Right To Privacy In Montana Discourse And The Montana Constitution, Scott A. O'Donnell

Undergraduate Theses, Professional Papers, and Capstone Artifacts

No abstract provided.


Housing Equity In Golden Gate Village, Nicole White Jan 2024

Housing Equity In Golden Gate Village, Nicole White

Social Justice | Senior Theses

For generations, the African American community has faced many forms of housing discrimination that have created major inequalities in their everyday lived experiences (Lockwood, 2020). This study explores the long-lasting effects of discriminatory housing policies in creating disparate housing conditions within the public housing community in Marin City called Golden Gate Village, as well as the role of the Marin Housing Authority in practices of displacement and neglect. The methodology for the study included seven different interviews with Golden Gate Village residents to obtain knowledge about the community as well as grasp an understanding of the lived experiences of the …


The United States Supreme Court’S Interpretation Of The “Establishment Clause” And How It Has Impacted Texas Politics Today, Rebecca H. Castro Jan 2024

The United States Supreme Court’S Interpretation Of The “Establishment Clause” And How It Has Impacted Texas Politics Today, Rebecca H. Castro

Honors Program Theses and Research Projects

The Establishment Clause, since its creation in 1787, has worked towards creating a separation of church and state rooted in religious liberty after colonists fled England and the Church of England. In the centuries that have passed, the judiciary branch of the United States has been creating lasting precedents for how the Establishment Clause should be illustrated in the National Government and in the states. However, the long-lasting division between church and state has been decreasing, especially following a recent Supreme Court decision: Kennedy v. Bremerton School District (2022). The ramifications of entangling church and the state include, but are …


For Richer Or Poorer: The Warren Court's Relationship To Socioeconomic Class, Nicole Jonassen Jan 2024

For Richer Or Poorer: The Warren Court's Relationship To Socioeconomic Class, Nicole Jonassen

CMC Senior Theses

The U.S. Constitution does not enshrine socioeconomic rights. Why does this matter? Many argue that socioeconomic rights have value in and of themselves because they secure certain minimum conditions of human dignity, but socioeconomic rights also have instrumental value because abject material deprivation often makes traditional political and civil rights meaningless. In this thesis, I explore the relationship between U.S. constitutional law and socioeconomic rights through an analysis of the Warren Court’s decisions regarding socioeconomic class. In Chapter 1, I present existing literature on socioeconomic rights, socioeconomic rights in the American context, and what many scholars see as the Warren …


The School Of SharīʿA Judges: SharīʿA Courts’ Reform And Legal Modernization In Egypt (1907-1927), Yamen Nouh Dec 2023

The School Of SharīʿA Judges: SharīʿA Courts’ Reform And Legal Modernization In Egypt (1907-1927), Yamen Nouh

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis studied the history of the school of sharīʿa judges (1907-1927) as an essential episode of the reform of Sharīʿa courts in Egypt in the early 20th century. The thesis studied the school in connection with the broader context of legal modernization of the Egyptian legal system. The study explored the institutional, pedagogical, and legal aspects of the reform that the school advocated. The study analyzed the impact of the school’s pedagogy on the practice of the Islamic judiciary and the theoretical conception of Sharīʿa. The study used a significant yet understudied historical source: the judicial press. A comparative …


Community Resilience And Creating Capacities For Risk Reduction In First Nations Communities, Case Study In Minegoziibe Anishinabe (Pine Creek First Nation), Brittany S. Lavallee Dec 2023

Community Resilience And Creating Capacities For Risk Reduction In First Nations Communities, Case Study In Minegoziibe Anishinabe (Pine Creek First Nation), Brittany S. Lavallee

Capstone Collection

The colonization of Indigenous peoples in Canada has serious consequences on First Nations, including forced removal and displacement from their ancestral lands, environmental degradation, declining resources and capacities, and human rights violations. First Nations communities are currently facing the amplified effects of human-driven climate change. Sustainability of the environment is not just a concept, but a practiced way of life, that recognizes the interdependence of all living things. This deep respect for Aki (earth) is at the foundation of First Nations cultures and continues to guide their actions to insure better futures for Seven Generations. The community of Minegoziibe Anishinabe …


Is The Fair Use Doctrine A Viable Argument For Generative Ai?, Olivia Bainbridge Dec 2023

Is The Fair Use Doctrine A Viable Argument For Generative Ai?, Olivia Bainbridge

Honors Theses

The purpose of this research paper is to examine whether or not the fair use doctrine, a pivotal piece of copyright law, is a viable argument on behalf of generative artificial intelligence companies that are currently being sued on the basis of accused infringement of copyrighted images that their programs are trained on. By examining whether or not fair use is viable, generative artificial intelligence companies will be able to better gauge the validity of their arguments as well as adjust their practices accordingly if needed. This research is necessary because this research is examining a new field of law …


Exploring Local Elected Officials' Capacity To Govern Effectively, Mario King Dec 2023

Exploring Local Elected Officials' Capacity To Govern Effectively, Mario King

Dissertations

A successful local government exemplifies inclusivity, innovation, and deliberate decision-making, all advancing responsible management of taxpayers' resources. In this qualitative investigation, a phenomenological approach is employed to delve into the lived experiences of local elected officials. The aim of this study was to gain insights into the capacity of these local elected officials for success in governance. Subsequently, the insights from these local elected officials' experiences are harnessed to evaluate their influence and impact on municipal performance.

The management of municipal performance encompasses the provision of social services, the maintenance of fiscal operations, and adherence to statutory obligations (Avellaneda, 2008). …


Investigating The Relationship Between Foster Care And Sex Trafficking: What Factors Are Maintaining The Cycle Of Abuse, Shannon M. Budgell Dec 2023

Investigating The Relationship Between Foster Care And Sex Trafficking: What Factors Are Maintaining The Cycle Of Abuse, Shannon M. Budgell

Student Theses

Sex trafficking is a global crime and human rights issue that benefits abusers at the detriment of vulnerable groups, including children involved in the United States welfare system. This meta-synthesis explored the risk factors present within the United States foster care system that expose children to potential victimization. Using qualitative research, the purpose of this study was to review sex trafficking exploitation and analyze the current policies creating this vulnerability in the nation’s child welfare services. Upon completing a systematic literature search, nine studies were included by meeting the following criteria: qualitative or quantitative research studies published in English any …


Exploring The Misalignment Between State And Federal Policies: Trials And Tribulations In A West Texas School District, James Dustin Anderson Dec 2023

Exploring The Misalignment Between State And Federal Policies: Trials And Tribulations In A West Texas School District, James Dustin Anderson

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

AbstractThis dissertation examines the complex interplay between state and federal educational policies and their real-world implications within the Texas public education system. Utilizing an autoethnographic approach, the study delves into the experiences of an educational leader during the so-called West Texas School District Cheating Scandal. This event was not an instance of academic dishonesty but rather a significant misalignment between state mandates and federal requirements, specifically surrounding standardized testing protocols. The narrative, constructed through detailed vignettes, brings to life the educator's struggle against the backdrop of this policy dissonance, offering a rich analysis of the situation's ethical, administrative, and systemic …


A Taste Of Tradition: Exploring Geographical Indications And Indigenous Agricultural Knowledge In Canada, Rashveen Chawla Nov 2023

A Taste Of Tradition: Exploring Geographical Indications And Indigenous Agricultural Knowledge In Canada, Rashveen Chawla

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis offers a critical analysis of the use of geographical indications (GIs) to protect food and agricultural traditional knowledge products, with a focus on Canada. The aim of this research is to contextualize questions on the use of GIs within the general framework of international and national regimes governing intellectual property rights, traditional knowledge and agriculture. It also examines the relationship between geographical indications and development in Canada's intellectual property landscape. While the analysis presented in this dissertation is specific to Canada, the insights gained from this research may be relevant to other jurisdictions considering the use of geographical …


دور النيابة العامة في إنهاء الدعوى الجزائية دون محاكمة "دراسة في قانون الإجراءات الجزائية الاتحادي والقوانين الجزائية الخاصة", حمید جمعه الدرمكي Nov 2023

دور النيابة العامة في إنهاء الدعوى الجزائية دون محاكمة "دراسة في قانون الإجراءات الجزائية الاتحادي والقوانين الجزائية الخاصة", حمید جمعه الدرمكي

Dissertations


The Public Prosecutions Role in Closing Criminal Cases without Litigation A Study of the Federal Criminal Procedures Law and Special Criminal Laws

The dissertation highlights the role of the public prosecution in solving criminal lawsuits without a judicial ruling, by the procedures it takes either by dismissal of action at the evidence collection stage or by issuing a criminal case dismissal order at the initial investigation stage. This can also be done through a penal order in some crimes. Though this latter option gives the public prosecution the jurisdiction to adjudicate on some criminal cases, though this jurisdiction …


المستقبل القانوني لتكنولوجيا التطبيب عن بعد, إيمان محمد الكلباني Nov 2023

المستقبل القانوني لتكنولوجيا التطبيب عن بعد, إيمان محمد الكلباني

Dissertations


The Legal Future Of Telemedicine Technology

Over the past few years, the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) has experienced remarkable advancements that have brought about significant revolutions in various aspects of public life. One notable area that has been greatly influenced by these advancements is telemedicine. Telemedicine has had a profound impact on interpersonal relationships and the supply of medical services in both developed areas and remote. What sets telemedicine apart from traditional hospital healthcare is its ability to bridge the gap between doctors and patients without the need for physical proximity. However, the implementation of telemedicine in …


Is There Really Anything Wrong With That? An Aristotelian Analysis Of Duty, Luke J. Mcgrath Nov 2023

Is There Really Anything Wrong With That? An Aristotelian Analysis Of Duty, Luke J. Mcgrath

Honors College Theses

In the iconic Seinfeld series finale, Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer find themselves in a peculiar legal predicament when they mock a crime rather than intervene to help the victim. The show’s commitment to portraying reality, even in its finale, vividly demonstrates the potential consequences of a society lacking the legal obligation to aid others. This comical incident raises a thought-provoking question about the legitimacy of duty-to-act laws in the United States. This thesis examines the application of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics to the concept of duty-to-act laws and argues for the necessity and benefits of such laws in promoting a …


Navigating Complexity Of Serving Displaced Communities: A Study Of Yemeni Community-Based Organizations In Egypt, Alya Mohammed Al-Mahdi Oct 2023

Navigating Complexity Of Serving Displaced Communities: A Study Of Yemeni Community-Based Organizations In Egypt, Alya Mohammed Al-Mahdi

Theses and Dissertations

Forced displacement is a global crisis that poses challenges for nations like Egypt. Despite international NGO support, escalating displaced individuals have overwhelmed existing capacities. Refugee Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) have emerged as a natural response from the communities themselves to bridge the gap between the state and NGOs and the refugee community. However, CBOs in Egypt face challenges that impact their operation and continuity. Through qualitative research, this study aims to explore the experience of the Yemeni CBOs. Through interviews with seven people from six CBOs conducted through field visits and online calls, this research uncovers the dynamics of Yemeni CBOs …


Just Transition Career Planning For Seafarers: Challenges And Opportunities For Sustainable Shipping, Sergii Kazantsev Oct 2023

Just Transition Career Planning For Seafarers: Challenges And Opportunities For Sustainable Shipping, Sergii Kazantsev

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Elusive Catch: Domestic Challenges Encountered By The Philippines In Ratifying The Cape Town Agreement Of 2012, Gerico John Vincent Magbojos Oct 2023

Elusive Catch: Domestic Challenges Encountered By The Philippines In Ratifying The Cape Town Agreement Of 2012, Gerico John Vincent Magbojos

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Study On The Business And Regulatory Framework Of Freight Forwarders In The Republic Of Maldives, - Minna Rasheed Oct 2023

A Study On The Business And Regulatory Framework Of Freight Forwarders In The Republic Of Maldives, - Minna Rasheed

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Abuja Mou As A Facilitator For The Implementation Of Imo Instruments In The West And Central African Region, Paul Chika Ochulor Oct 2023

Abuja Mou As A Facilitator For The Implementation Of Imo Instruments In The West And Central African Region, Paul Chika Ochulor

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Enhancing South Africa’S Ship Registry: A Comparative Analysis Of Competitiveness Effectiveness And Legal Frameworks With A Special Focus On The Singapore Registry Model, Tebogo Alfred Moloko Ramatjie Oct 2023

Enhancing South Africa’S Ship Registry: A Comparative Analysis Of Competitiveness Effectiveness And Legal Frameworks With A Special Focus On The Singapore Registry Model, Tebogo Alfred Moloko Ramatjie

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.