Countries and Research Topics

Northwestern Law students started conducting ITP research in 1999. Since that time, we have researched on six continents, in more than 40 countries and averaged participation of 100-125 students each year. ITP has produced well over 200 research papers on various legal issues. The countries and topics researched are listed below.

If students and their interviewees have granted us permission to publish their research findings, a pdf of the paper's abstract can be found at the link below. Please contact for a copy of the full paper.


Faculty Advisor: Chris Martin (2013); Sarah Schrup (2012); Margaret Curtiss Hannon (2011); Carolyn Frazier (2009); Emerson Tiller (2006)

  • 2013 - One History, Two Futures: A Comparison of LGBT Rights in Argentina and Chile (Abstract)
  • 2013 - Comparing the Economies of Argentina and Chile
  • 2013 - Children of the Disappeared
  • 2012 - GMO Soybean Growth in Argentina and Uruguay: An Analysis of Economics, Intellectual Property Laws, and its Impact on Small Farmers (Abstract)
  • 2012 - Unsinking the Titanic: Recapturing Mercosur's Dream of Agricultural Integration and Economic Prosperity in the Southern Cone (Abstract)
  • 2012 - Picking Your Poison – Assessing the Realities of Oil and Gas Investment in Status-Quo Argentina and Uruguay
  • 2012 - Going Green in South America: How Expansion of Agribusiness and the Economy in Argentina and Uruguay Threatens Their Environment and What They Can and Should Do to Protect It (Abstract)
  • 2011 - Matrimonio Igualitario: Achieving Family Law Equality for Same Sex Couples in Argentina (Abstract)
  • 2011 - Argentine Economic Growth & Development
  • 2011 - Social Services in Argentina: Quantity Over Quality (Abstract)
  • 2011 - Currency Crisis: Positive and Negative Repercussions (Abstract)
  • 2011 - The Day Before Tomorrow: Argentina's Past and Pending Financial Crises
  • 2011 - Abortion in Argentina (Abstract)
  • 2009 - In Search of an Identity: Advocating for the Illegally Appropriated Children of Argentina's Dirty War and Prosecuting Their Captors
  • 2009 - Tourism in Argentina: A Review and Analysis of Argentina's Tourism Initiatives During the 2008-2009 Global Recession (Abstract)
  • 2009 - Climate Change Regulation in Argentina: Opportunity, Obstacles, and Lessons for the Next Kyoto (Abstract)
  • 2009 - Si Mas, An In Depth Analysis of the Argentine Wine Industry (Abstract)
  • 2009 - Regulating to Death: Retenciones, Farmers, and Export Controls under the Kirchner Government (Abstract)
  • 2006 - The Piquetero Movement: A Grassroots Response to the Argentine Social and Economic Crisis (Abstract)
  • 2006 - Beber con Moderacion: The Rise of the Argentine Wine Industry (Abstract)
  • 2006 - MERCOSUR: An Imperfect Customs Union: The History, Failures and Successes of Latin America's Trading Bloc and Its Prospects for Future Integration
  • 2006 - The Sisyphus Complex: Placing Argentina's 2001 Collapse in an Economic, Political, and Social Context (Abstract)
  • 2006 - The Causes and Effects of Argentina's Failure to Ensure a Fully Independent Federal Judiciary (Abstract)
  • 2006 - Thirty Years Later: The Argentine "Dirty War" and Its Political, Social and Legal Ramifications (Abstract)

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Faculty Advisors: Sarah Schrup (2013); Mary Maher (2006); Clint Francis (2001)

  • 2013 - Australia's Carbon Price: Environmental Milestone or Political Failure?
  • 2013 - Overrepresentation of Aboriginal Youth in Australian Prisons (Abstract)
  • 2013 - The Evolution of Environmental Law in Australia (Abstract)
  • 2013 - Price Discrimination of IT Products in Australia (Abstract)
  • 2006 - The Overrepresentation of Aboriginal People in Australia's prison system
  • 2006 - Industry Overview and Analysis of Australia's Wine Industry
  • 2006 - Immigration and Race Relations in Australia
  • 2006 - Looking Back and Moving Forward: The Struggle for Aboriginal Land Rights
  • Online Trademark
  • Liability and Jurisdiction in Tort Claims
  • Internet Contracts and Digital Signatures
  • Emerging from the Cellar Door: Financial and Regulatory Framework of the Australian Wine Industry
  • E-Cash
  • Information Management and Protection
  • Cyber Crime and Internet Fraud
  • Cyber Squatting and International Domain Name Agreements
  • Antitrust Issues in B2B

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Faculty Advisors: David Haddock (2012); Lisa Huestis (2010)

  • 2012 - Achieving the Middle Path: Balancing Economic Development & Environmental Protection in Bhutan
  • 2012 - Freedom of Expression in Bhutan
  • 2012 - The Influence of Buddhism in a Changing Bhutan: An Examination of Buddhism's Role in Government, Society, and Education
  • 2010 - Fighting for the Public Good: The Role of Anti-Corruption in the Emerging Bhutanese Democracy
  • 2010 - FDI in Bhutan: Drukyul's Increasing Embrace of the Outside
  • 2010 - Media and Modernization in Bhutan
  • 2010 - Bhutan's Constitution: A Work in Progress
  • 2010 - Bhutan's Transitioning Legal System

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Botswana and Namibia

Faculty Advisor: Tom Geraghty (2004)

  • 2004 - Botswana and Namibia: "Living our Democratic Past"
  • 2004 - HIV, AIDS, and the Law: An Examination of the Legal Sector's Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Namibia and Botswana
  • 2004 - The Uncertain Future of Shared Water Resources in Southern Africa: A Case Study of the Conflict Between Namibia and Botswana Over Damming the Okavango River
  • 2004 - Juvenile Justice in Namibia and Botswana

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Faculty Advisor: Karl Lutz (2014); Judith Rosenbaum (2013) Dana Hill (2012); Simmie Baer (2010); Daniel Gandert and Greg Dolin (2008); Monica Llorente (2003)

  • 2014 - Affirmative Action in the United States and Brazil: A Comparative Legal Analysis of the Consideration of Race in College Admissions (Abstract)
  • 2014 - Brazilian Biofuels: Why Sugarcane Ethanol may not be the Bargain that the United States and Brazil think it is
  • 2014 - The Clean Companies Act: A First Step Toward a Less Corrupt Brazil
  • 2014 - Brazilian Copyright Law: The Internal Debate on Copyright Reform
  • 2014 - Brazil: Where You Can Say Whatever You Want, But Not Too Much
  • 2013 - The Pacification of Rio de Janeiro's Favelas: Continued Dissonance in Brazilian Drug Policy (Abstract)
  • 2013 - Domestic Violence in Brazil (Abstract)
  • 2013 - Legal Changes in Brazil and the 2014 World Cup
  • 2013 - Consumer Debt in Brazil (Abstract)
  • 2012 - Corporate Social Responsibility in Brazil: Beyond Legal Compliance: The Need for Improvement in the Realm of CSR
  • 2012 - Bending the Rules in Brazil: The Jeito in Braziliam Criminal Law
  • 2012 - Responsible Growth: Addressing Brazil's Challenges in Meeting its Economic Potential (Abstract)
  • 2012 - The UPP: Bringing Law to the Formerly Disenfranchised Favelas of Rio de Janeiro (Abstract)
  • 2010 - Human Trafficking and its Increased Effect on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Women in Brazil (Abstract)
  • 2010 - The Pathway from Poverty through the Juvenile Justice System (Abstract)
  • 2010 - Intellectual Property in Brazil: Legal Challenges & The Use of IP For Economic Development (Abstract)
  • 2010 - An Awakening: A Changing Discourse on Race and Class Shapes Contemporary Brazilian Social Policy (Abstract)
  • 2010 - Race, Class and Juvenile Justice in Brazil (Abstract)
  • 2010 - The Continuum between the Informal & Formal Economies: A Look at the Food Services Sector in Brazil
  • 2008 - HIV/AIDS in an Environment of Legalized Prostitution in Brazil (Abstract)
  • 2008 - Democracy, Elections, and Corruption in Brazil: An Examination of the Successes and Failures of Purported Democracy-Enhancing Features of Brazilian Election Law
  • 2008 - Three Decades of Learning: How Brazil is Applying Lessons from its Ethanol Program to its Current Biofuel Initiatives
  • 2008 - Goal: The 2014 World Cup in Brazil - An Analysis of Legal Considerations Associated with FIFA's Selection of Brazil as Host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • 2008 - Regulation of Content on Broadcast Television in Brazil (Abstract)
  • 2003 - Street-Wise: A Look Into the Lives of Brazilian Street Children
  • 2003 - The FTAA and the Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Brazil
  • 2003 - Brazil's Favelas: The Past, The Present and The Future

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Faculty Advisor: David Scheffer (2007)

  • 2007 - An Expanding Space: A Study of Legal Reform and Property Rights in Cambodia
  • 2007 - Economic Evolution in Developing Countries: Crocodylus Siamensis and the Kingdom of Cambodia
  • 2007 - The Garment Industry
  • 2007 - Cambodia's New Curse: Sex Trafficking in Cambodia
  • 2007 - An Expanding Space: A Study of Legal Reform and Property Rights in Cambodia
  • 2007 - Two Ends of the Public Health Spectrum in Cambodia: HIV/AIDS and Mental Health

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Faculty Advisor: Cindy Wilson (2013); Sheila Maloney (2007)

  • 2013 - A Rocky Past and an Uncertain Future: Environmental Reform in Chile (Abstract)
  • 2013 - The Mapuche Plight in Chile: Human Rights Violations Under the Anti-Terrorism law
  • 2013 - The Long Balancing Act: Redressing Human Rights Abuses in Post-Pinochet Chile
  • 2013 - Legal Issues Facing the Chilean Wine Industry (Abstract)
  • 2013 - Keeping Your Eye on the Ball: Extreme Optimism and the Worry of a Chilean Minsky Moment (Abstract)
  • 2013 - Chile's Pro-Business Stance: The Role of Law and Policy in Chile's Economic Growth, Political Stability, and How they are Helping the Country Become a Future Innovation Hub (Abstract)
  • 2007 - Women in the Workplace: The Dueling Influences of Culture and the Law on the Female Work Experience in Chile and the United States
  • 2007 - Chilean Criminal Justice: Transition to an Adversarial System
  • 2007 - Chilean Fishing Industry: Local and Global
  • 2007 - Successes and Failures of the Chilean Government in Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

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Faculty Advisor: Lisa Huestis (2005)

  • 2005 - China's Greatest Resource: Population Control in Modern China
  • 2005 - Developmental Pragmatism: The Chinese Automotive Industry Experiment
  • 2005 - Foreign Investment in the Chinese Brewing Industry
  • 2005 - The Role of Property Law in China's Economic Development
  • 2005 - Intellectual Property Law in China - Domestic and Foreign Strategies
  • 2005 - The Chinese Legal Profession: A Quarter Century of Evolution

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Costa Rica

Faculty Advisor: Emerson Tiller (2010)

  • 2010 - CAFTA and the Effects on IPR in Costa Rica
  • 2010 - U.S. Foreign Direct Investment in Costa Rica
  • 2010 - Climate Change Law in Costa Rica: The Push for Carbon Neutrality
  • 2010 - Combating Human Trafficking in Costa Rica

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Faculty Advisors: Judith Rosenbaum (2013) Carolyn Frazier (2010); Cliff Zimmerman (2004); Bernardine Dohrn (2003); Monica Mahan (2001)

  • 2013 - Guantanamo Bay Naval Base: A Thorn in the Heart of Cuba
  • 2013 -La Pelota Libre. ¿La Pelota Muerte?:  Modifications to Cuban Baseball Contracts and the Prospective Impact on Socialist Economic and Labor Principles
  • 2013 - Baseball in Cuban Culture: Changes Due to Defections and Reform 
  • 2013 - Reaching Point Zero: A closer look at Cuba’s Dual Currency System
  • 2013 - Cuba’s LGBT Community: Have things really improved since Fidel Castro?
  • 2013 - Cuban Judiciary: Communist Utopia or Castrotastrophe
  • 2010 - The Cuban Legal Profession and its Challenges
  • 2010 - ¡Que Terrible!: Uncovering the Mystery of Cuban Cuisine From the Farm to the Table
  • 2010 - The Rum Wars: Castro, Bacardi, Pernod-Ricard and the Long Fight for Cuba's Intellectual Property
  • 2010 - An Evaluation of the Cuban Tourism Industry and its Implications on the Proposed End of the U.S.-Cuba Travel Ban
  • 2010 - Cuban Real Estate: Issues of Foreign Investment and Residential Properties
  • 2010 - The Juvenile Delinquency Systems in Cuba and the United States of America: A Comparative Study
  • The Cuban Legal System: Quienes Son Los Caracters?
  • The Right to Counsel in Cuban Criminal Process
  • Selling Out: Cuba's Recent Embrace of Tourism and its Impact on Prostitution
  • Crime, Reeducation and Punishment: Juvenile Justice in Cuba and Illinois
  • Nobody Expects the Cuba Inquisition! Cuban Criminal Procedure in the Preparatory Phase
  • Racial Equality in Cuba in the Wake of the Special Period
  • Thirteen Days in Cuba: Perspectives of the Impact of the Special Period
  • The Tensions and Complexities of Contemporary Cuban Society as Viewed Through the Lens of the Jewish Community
  • Lucia Today: The Past, Present and Future of Cuban Women's Independence
  • Sports and Politics: A Winning Combination
  • A Report on Labor Rights in Cuba: Past, Present and Future
  • A Silent Epidemic: The Truth About Aids in Cubs
  • Cuban Cigars, "A Microcosm of Trade, Law and Social Tension"

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Faculty Advisor: Sam Tenenbaum (2007)

  • 2007 - Strengthening Judicial Independence in Ecuador: Current Problems and Potential Reforms
  • 2007 - Oil and Correa's Ecuador: Politics, Economics and the Environment
  • 2007 - A Means of Survival: An Analysis of the Legal, Economic and Social Effects of Migration in Ecuador
  • 2007 - Dollarization in Ecuador: The Financial Crisis that Preceded It, the Decision to Use the Dollar, the Impact It Has Had, and the Future of the Dollar in Ecuador
  • 2007 - Healing from the Inside Out:The Implications of Government Instability for Ecuador's Legal Profession, and How Reforms Designed to Allow it to Compare More Favorably with that of the U.S. Could Lead to a More Stable Ecuador

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Faculty Advisor: Sam Tenenbaum (2009); Locke Bowman (2007)

  • 2009 - Microfinance: The Egyptian Experience
  • 2009 - Inheritance Rights of Egyptian Women (Abstract)
  • 2009 - Legal Education in Egypt: Adapting and Responding to its Decline
  • 2009 - Egypt as a Moderator in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
  • 2007 - Homosexuality in Egypt
  • 2007 - The Egyptian Free Press: Reasons for Concern, Reasons for Hope
  • 2007 - Zahi Hawass, Antiquities Repatriation and the Ka-nefer-nefer Mask
  • 2007 - The Rise and Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
  • 2007 - Egypt and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

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Faculty Advisor: Dana Hill (2013); Sam Tenenbaum (2008)

  • 2013 - The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange: An Impact Study of Government Intervention in Ethiopia's Coffee Industry
  • 2013 - Customary Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Ethiopia: An Ancient Tradition's Modern Applications (Abstract)
  • 2013 - The Intersection of Property Rights and Development: Exploring the Impact of Commercial Agriculture and Hydropower Dams in Ethiopia
  • 2008 - Women's Rights, Adoption, and HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia (Abstract)
  • 2008 - Growth and Protection: An Analysis of the Investment Climate in Ethiopia (Abstract)
  • 2008 - "Every Ethiopian Is More or Less a Lawyer": A Study of the Ethiopian Lawyer (Abstract)
  • 2008 - Too Many Refugees and Too Few Resources: The Refugee Quandary in Ethiopia

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Faculty Advisors: Deborah Borman (2013); Funmi Arewa and Kenworthey Bilz (2007)

  • 2013 - The Immigration Crisis in Greece
  • 2013 - Impact of the Economic Crisis on Greek Family Issues (Abstract)
  • 2013 - Crisis and Potential in Greece: Complex Governance, Internal Reforms, and External Growth (Abstract)
  • 2013 - The Impact of Greece's Austerity Package on Industries in the Public Sector: An Analysis of its Consequences and Reaction
  • 2007 - Family Planning In Greece: Attacking Greece's Low Fertility Rate and High Abortion Rate
  • 2007 - The Cultural Significance of Wine in Greece and the Greek Government's Refusal to Recognize the Country's Growing Drinking Problem
  • 2007 - Federalism Through the Prism of Same-Sex Marriage: EU Law and Its Effects on the Greek Family Law Enclave
  • 2007 - Counterterrorism – The Greek Experience: Liberty, Security, and the Success and Failure of Terrorist Organizations
  • 2007 - The changing face of human trafficking in Greece: how efforts to combat the problem have been hampered by changing demographics and "happy trafficking"

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Greenland and Iceland

Faculty Advisor: William Chamberlain (2012)

  • 2012 - The Effects of Global Warming on Natural Resources on Iceland and Greenland (Abstract)
  • 2012 - Fishing, Whaling, and Sovereignty
  • 2012 - Judicial Systems of Iceland/Greenland

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Faculty Advisor: Shannon Bartlett (2015); Karl Lutz (2012); Sam Tenenbaum (2004); Locke Bowman (2008)

  • 2015 - Reservation in India and Affirmative Action in the United States
  • 2012 - The Cost of Waiting: Judicial Delays in the Indian Legal System (Abstract)
  • 2012 - Two Models of Censorship in Contemporary India: Film v. the Fine Arts (Abstract)
  • 2008 - Censorship in the Indian Film Industry: A Comparative Investigation of Cinematic Content Regulation in the United States and India (Abstract)
  • 2008 - Gray Matters: Elder Support in India and the U. S. (Abstract)
  • 2008 - Indian Water Crisis: Analyzing the Causes and Finding Solutions for Delhi's Failing Water System (Abstract)
  • 2008 - Bonded Labor in India: An Expanding Definition for an Expanding Nation (Abstract)
  • 2008 - The Outsourcing of Motherhood to India: A Picture of the Legal Landscape (Abstract)
  • 2004 - The Role of the Judiciary in Indian Environmental Justice
  • 2004 - Feminist Jurisprudence and Indian Law
  • 2004 - Legal Issues Facing Indian Religious Minorities and Movements
  • 2004 - Legal Outsourcing and India

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Indonesia and Malaysia

Faculty Advisor: Sam Tenenbaum (2011)

  • 2011 - Islamic Finance in Malaysia: Growth and Sustainability
  • 2011 - Corporal Punishment Among Juvenile Migrant Workers: A Problem for Indonesia and Malaysia
  • 2011 - Illicit Drug Use and Trafficking in Indonesia and Malaysia: Are Draconian Punishments the Best Course of Action?
  • 2011 - Corruption in Indonesia and Malaysia (Abstract)
  • 2011 - A Comparative Study on the Personal Jurisdiction of Religious Courts in Malaysia and Indonesia (Abstract)

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Faculty Advisor: James Lupo (2005)

  • 2005 - Executive Immunity: A Comparison Between Italian and American Jurisprudence and Policy
  • 2005 - Waging War Against a "Durable Aversary": Italy and the United States v. the Mafia
  • 2005 - Ancient Roman Civil and Criminal Procedure Trial and Procedure at Ancient Rome: Implications for modern Trial Advocacy
  • 2005 - Obscenity in American and Italian Law: A Legal and Cultural Comparison
  • 2005 - A Tale of Two Empires: The Role of International Law and Prisoners of War in the United States and Ancient Rome

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Faculty Advisor: Sam Tenenbaum (2015)

  • 2015 - Anti-Discrimination Law in Japan
  • 2015 - Common People? International Trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Japan
  • 2015 - Cross-Border M & A: U. S. and Japan
  • 2015 - Japan’s Changing Defense Policy: Political, Legal, and Economic Implications
  • 2015 - Japan’s new Corporate Governance Code: Necessary? Effective? (Abstract)
  • 2015 - Organized Crime: Competing Culture Views of the Yakuza

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Faculty Advisor: Tom Geraghty (2002)

  • 2002 - The Land Challenge: Malawi's New Land Policy
  • 2002 - Separate But Equal? Analyzing the Role of Traditional Healers in the Ongoing HIV/AIDS Debate in Malawi
  • 2002 - Power to Grow: Energy Sector Reform in Malawi
  • 2002 - Natural Resource Management in Malawi: The Environment Management Act in Theory and Practice
  • 2002 - Energizing the Criminal Justice System in Malawi - The Paralegal Advisory Service
  • 2002 - Child Labor in Malawi's Tobacco Industry
  • 2002 - Expression and Politics in Malawi: Progression or Regression?

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Faculty Advisor: Sam Tenenbaum (2018)

  • 2018 - Mexican Prison Reforms: Rights Guarantees or Parchment Guarantees? (Paper)


Faculty Advisor: Chris Martin (2013); Kristen Stilt (2009); Dorothy Roberts (2005)

  • 2013 - Towards Gender Equality in Morocco: Recent Legal Successes, Issues with Implementation, Gaps in the Law, and Hope for the Future (Abstract)
  • 2013 - Education, Immigration, and Employment in Morocco: Multifaceted Crisis Management (Abstract)
  • 2013 - The Western Sahara: Governance and Rights in a Disputed Territory (Abstract)
  • 2013 - The Regulation, Operation, and Efficacy of Political Parties in Morocco (Abstract)
  • 2013 - Two Years Post-Arab Spring in Morocco: an Assessment of Constitutional/Political Initiatives, U.S. Relations and Economic Reforms
  • 2009 - The Two Faces of Human Rights in Morocco: How domestic and international norms influence legal reform
  • 2009 - The New Moroccan Family Code: Promise Versus Practice (Abstract)
  • 2009 - On Moroccan Tax System: Summary and Criticism
  • 2009 - Foreign Direct Investment In Morocco (Abstract)
  • 2009 - An Examination of the Moroccan Intellectual Property Infrastructure (Abstract)
  • 2009 - Reexamining Moroccan Kafala: An analysis of its roots, reforms, and Future (Abstract)
  • 2005 - Prison Reform in Morocco (Abstract)
  • 2005 - Virginity as Personal Capital: Women's Virginity in Moroccan Social and Legal Discourse (Abstract)
  • 2005 - Reviving the Real Morocco? - A Comparative Analysis of Riad Restoration and Preservation in Fes and Marrakech (Abstract)
  • 2005 - Equity and Reconciliation Commission: Looking Back While Moving Forward (Abstract)
  • 2005 - Petite Bonnes: Explanation and Analysis of the Plight of the Moroccan Child Maid (Abstract)

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The Netherlands

Faculty Advisor: Chris Simoni (2005)

  • 2005 - Beyond the Traditional Drug War Debate: A Practical Approach to the Implementation of Marijuana Decriminalization in an American City (Abstract)
  • 2005 - The Legalization of Euthanasia: A Comparison Between the Netherlands and the United States (Abstract)
  • 2005 - Legalized Prostitution and its Impact on Sex Trafficking in the Netherlands (Abstract)
  • 2005 - Windmills, Tulips and Falafels: Turkish and Moroccan Immigration to the Netherlands in the Age of Terror (Abstract)

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New Zealand

Faculty Advisor: Clinton Francis (2011); William Chamberlain (2008)

  • 2008 - New Zealand and the Environment: An Environmental Leader, its Innovative Approach, and the Challenges Ahead
  • 2008 - Gender in New Zealand Today: Substantial Political Achievements By Women Fail to Reflect Persistent Gender Inequalities (Abstract)
  • 2008 - Adventure Tourism
  • 2008 - Redefining Maori Identity and the Relationship Between Maori and Pakeha (Abstract)

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Faculty Advisor: Venu Gupta (2005)

  • 2005 - Issues of Immigration Policy and Race Relations in Panama: Past, Present and Future
  • 2005 - Due Process Challenges and the Judicial System in Panama
  • 2005 - Ecotourism in Panama: A Sustainable Option?

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Faculty Advisors: William Chamberlain (2010); Stephen Sawyer (2006); Cathryn Crawford (2003)

  • 2010 - A Generation of Russian Privatization: 1991-2010 (Abstract)
  • 2010 - Frozen in Time: History, Problems and Reform of the Russian Criminal Justice and Penal Systems (Abstract)
  • 2010 - Foreign Direct Investment in Russia (Abstract)
  • 2010 - Russia: Corruption and its Effect on Human Rights
  • 2006 - NTV, Five Years Later: Is the Russian Mass Media Any More Free Today? (Abstract)
  • 2006 - Russia's War on Terrorism: An International and Domestic Prospective (Abstract)
  • 2006 - Ethnicity, Immigration, and Discrimination in the Russian Federation: In the Shadow of the Soviet Legacy (Abstract)
  • 2006 - Foreign Direct Investment in the Russian Oil and Gas Industry: The Impact of Sakhalin II (Abstract)
  • 2006 - Transition to Democracy: The History, Impact, and Future of Russia's Privatization
  • Rampant Russian Piracy: Microsoft Windows - $2 vs. $100 - Which Would You Choose?
  • 2003 - On Paper and in Practice: Implications of the Reforms to the 2002 Criminal-Procedural Code of the Russian Federation
  • 2003- Is There a Happy Ending In Sight for Russia's Orphans? An Examination of Underlying Problems, Real Conditions, and Potential Solutions to the Situation of Russia's Orphans
  • 2003- Much Ado About Nothing: Bilateral Agreements and Their Impact On Federalism in the Russian Federation
  • 2003 - A Comparative Analysis of the Processes of Constitutional Change Under the 1993 Constitution of the Russian Federation: Lessons of Article V of the U.S. Constitution Applied to Chapter 9 of the Russian Constitution

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Faculty Advisor: Carole Silver (2000)

  • 2000 - Singapore's Cure for the Entrepreneurial Blues: Technopreneurship 21
  • 2000 - Molding Model Citizens: Law and Education in Singapore
  • 2000 - Singapore's "Next Lap": Civic Participation and Government Planning of the "Tropical City of Excellence"
  • 2000 - Securities Regulation in Singapore: Spare the Rod, Spoil the Market

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South Africa

Faculty Advisors: Karl Lutz (2013); Sam Tenenbaum (2012); Funmi Arewa (2009); Kimberly Yuracko (2007); Sam Tenenbaum (2006)

  • 2013 - The Constitutional Right to Housing in South Africa: A Case Study of the Right to Housing in Johannesburg and Cape Town (Abstract)
  • 2013 - Procuring a Nation’s Future: Understanding the Arms Deal and South Africa’s New Struggle With Corruption (Abstract)
  • 2013 -Sources of Investment in South African Small Businesses (Abstract)
  • 2013 -The 2013 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act Amendments: The Impact on Foreign Direct Investment, Business Development and Economic Growth (Abstract)
  • 2013 - Financial Inclusion and Access to Credit: Building a Bridge Between the Informal and Formal Economies in South Africa (Abstract)
  • 2013 - Mining in South Africa: An Industry Overview (Abstract)
  • 2012 - Why South Africa: The Role of Denialism and Migrant Labor in South Africa's Unprecedented HIV/AIDS Infection Rates and an Examination of the Public and Private Sectors' Corrective Efforts
  • 2012 - HIV & AIDS in the Reproductive Cycle
  • 2012 - I Am Empowered: The Long Walk to Empowerment through South African Land Reform
  • 2012 - The Waterkloof Four—A Case Study and Comparative Analysis of Race, Sentencing, and Parole in South Africa and the United States
  • 2012 - Protection of State Information Bill: Balancing National Security and Free Speech in South Africa
  • 2012 - The Future of the Diamond Industry in South Africa
  • 2009 - Freedom of Expression and the Press in South Africa
  • 2009 - South Africa and a Progressive Vision – Using a Resistant White Industry as the Vehicle for Change: The Mining Charter, the Mining Industry, and Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa
  • 2006 - The Fruits of Their Labor: Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa's Wine Industry
  • 2006 - South Africa's Educational Paradox: Paving the Way for Independent Schools to Serve the Poor (Abstract)
  • 2006 - The South African Film Industry: Training Fuels Growth (Abstract)
  • 2006 - Legal Issues Facing South Africa as Host of the 2010 World Cup (Abstract)

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Faculty Advisor: John Thornton (2011); Daniel Gandert (2009); Audra Wilson/Monica Llorente (2008); Tom Geraghty (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)

  • 2011 - The Impassable Road to Wildlife Conservation in Tanzania
  • 2011 - Closing the Tribunal: Recommendations to the ICTR in Order to Ensure a Smoother Transition to the Residual Mechanism (Abstract)
  • 2011 - Juvenile Justice in Tanzania: The Law of the Child Act of 2009 and Beyond (Abstract)
  • 2011 - The Secret Life of Tanzanite: The Effect of the 2010 Mining Act on the Tanzanite Industry
  • 2009 - The Evolution of Community Based Conservation in Tanzania
  • 2009 - Negotiating A Future: Balancing Maasai Tradition with Modern Tanzanian Law
  • 2009 - Blackout Tanzania: Analysis of the Issues Plaguing Tanzania's Mining and Energy Sectors
  • 2009 - The Tanzanian Response to Women and Children made Vulnerable by HIV/AIDS
  • 2009 - Hocus Pocus, Witchcraft, and Murder: The Plight of Tanzanian Albinos
  • 2009 - Refugees in Tanzania: Stimluus, Scapegoat or Resource Drain?
  • 2008 - The Juvenile Justice System in Tanzania (Abstract)
  • 2008 - Trafficking in Persons: Internal Trafficking of Children in Tanzania (Abstract)
  • 2008 - HIV/AIDS Drug Distribution in Tanzania – Recommendations for Removing the Barriers to HIV Treatment in Women
  • 2008 - Street Children in Tanzania: Analyzing the Barriers to Resolving and Reversing a Growing Social Crisis (Abstract)
  • 2008 - Synergies Through A Coalition: Breathing Life Into Anti-FGM Legislation in Tanzania (Abstract)
  • Prostitution and the Tanzanian Legal System
  • Banking Law Reform and Privatization of the Banking System in Tanzania
  • The Right to Counsel in Tanzania
  • Legislative and Social Recommendations for Reform in Tanzania to Alleviate the Street Children Problem
  • A Developing Juvenile Justice System: The New Tanzania Juvenile Court
  • Refugee Crisis in Tanzania
  • 2001 - Street Children in Tanzania: Effects of Economy and Education, 20 ABA Children's Legal Rights Journal
  • Child Abuse and Neglect in Tanzania
  • 2000 - The Progress of Tanzanian Women in the Law: Women in Legal Education, Legal Employment, and Legal Reform in Tanzania, 10 S.Cal. Rev. L. and Women's Studies 35
  • Land Law and Bank Financing
  • Craft Cooperatives
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Women in Micro-Business
  • Constitutional Crisis: Zanzibar and Tanzania

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Faculty Advisor: Maribel Nash and Maureen Stratton (2014); Stephanie Hoffer (2008); Sam Tenenbaum (2005)

  • 2013 - Piecing it Together: An Analysis of the Procedural Handling of North Korean Defectors in Thailand & Myanmar
  • 2013 - The Status of Animal Laws and Welfare in Thailand and Myanmar
  • 2013 - Foreign Direct Investment in Myanmar:  Historical Perspective and Contemporary Law
  • 2013 - The Past, Present, and Future of Banking in Thailand and Myanmar (Abstract)
  • 2013 - The Commercials Make No Sense (And Neither Does This Title.) - A free speech analysis (Abstract)
  • 2013 - Race to the Bottom, Fight to the Top: A Comparative Legal Analysis of Journalism in Thailand and Myanmar (Abstract)
  • 2008 - Yutithum Samarn Chan: Justice for Social Harmony (Abstract)
  • 2008 - Pursuing a Victim's Rights-Based Approach to Human Trafficking Prosecutions in Thailand (Abstract)
  • 2008 - Combating Piracy in the Strait of Malacca: The Role of Thailand
  • 2008 - Thai Prisons/Non-Thai Prisoners: Policy, Policing, Courts & Prisons in the Thai Criminal Justice System
  • 2008 - Eighteen Constitutions and Counting: The Recurrent Instability in Thailand's Government
  • 2008 - Repatriation, Integration, or Resettlement: A Case Study of the UNHCR Policy on Solving the Refugee Crisis in Thailand
  • 2008 - Combating the Child Sex Trade in Thailand: A Comprehensive Approach
  • 2005 - Feminist Jurisprudence and Thai Law (Abstract)
  • 2005 - Tsunami Disaster Relief in Thailand: A Legal Response to an International Tragedy (Abstract)
  • 2005 - The Privatization of Thailand's Telecommunications Sector: Little Chance for Competition (Abstract)
  • 2005 - Behind the Thousand Smiles: Criminal Procedure and Imprisonment in the Kingdom of Thailand (Abstract)

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Faculty Advisor: David Scheffer (2006)

  • Women and Gender Issues in Turkey: A Common Struggle
  • 2006 - Turkey's Accession to the European Union and Four Case Studies in Human Rights: The Armenian Issue Human Trafficking of Sex Slaves Labor Unions and Women's Labor Rights
  • 2006 - Speech, Memory: Freedom of Expression, National Identity, and Contested History in the Context of Turkish E.U. Accession
  • 2006 - Beyond Nation-Building: Turkey's Migration Law and Policy in the Context of EU Accession
  • 2006 - A Return to the American Old West: Politics, Property Rights, and Gun Fights in the Turkish Gecekondu

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Faculty Advisor: Tom Geraghty (2003)

  • 2003 - The Legal Rights of the Lost Generation: How the Government of Uganda and Non-Governmental Organizations Protect the Legal Rights of Orphans
  • 2003 - If You Build It, They Will Come: The Bujagali Dam and Large-Scale Project Financing in Uganda
  • 2003 - As Long As We Don't: An Analysis of Press Freedom in Uganda
  • 2003 - Common Law Without Case Law? Status of Case Reporting in Uganda

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United Arab Emirates

Faculty Advisor: John Haberstoh (2011)

  • 2011 - Capitalizing On A Market: The Past, Present, and Future Of U.A.E's Capital Markets (Abstract)
  • 2011 - Labor Pains: The Birth of Human Rights in Dubai (Abstract)
  • 2011 - Shari'ah Boards, Islamic Finance, and the UAE: Companions of the Fire (Abstract)
  • 2011 - International Sporting Events and the Future of the Dubai "Brand" (Abstract)
  • 2011 - Islamic Project Finance: Past and Future (Abstract)

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Faculty Advisor: Christine Evans (2013); Carolyn Frazier (2011); Lisa Huestis (2001, 2003, 2008)

  • 2013 - Land and Expropriations in Cambodia and Vietnam: An Analysis of the Rule of Law, Role of Law, and Divergent Solutions to a Common Crisis
  • 2013 - Better Factories, Better Work, and a Better Life: Garment Workers and Labor Rights in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • 2013 - Post-Conflict Criminal Rule of Law in Cambodia and Vietnam
  • 2013 - History, Heritage, and War: Cultural Property and Repatriation in Cambodia and Vietnam
  • 2008 - Women in Vietnam's Industrial Labor Market: The Intersection of Many Stakeholders
  • 2008 - A Set of Dynamic Compromises: Advertising Regulations and their Impact in Vietnam
  • 2008 - Children in Conflict with the Law in Vietnam: Should They Be Fighting in a Separate Battle?
  • 2008 - Women in Vietnam's Public Sphere: Politics, Law, Business and the Arts
  • Sex, Drugs and Criminal Law
  • The Legal Profession in Vietnam: Its Role and Evolution During Doi Moi
  • Where Capitalism Meets Communism: The Development of the Vietnam Stock Exchange
  • Criminal Law in Vietnam
  • Vietnam: Child Welfare and Adoption
  • The Tourism Industry in Vietnam
  • A Nation's Tribulations Over a Hill of Beans: The Economic and Social Cost of Development in Vietnam's Coffee Industry
  • Enlightened Socialism: The BTA and the Competition Law in the Transformation of the Modern Vietnam Economy

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