The Minnesota Journal of International Law is a student-led publication at the University of Minnesota Law School. We aspire to be a leader in the multidisciplinary study of international and comparative law. The Journal annually publishes two print volumes and one online edition. Each publication consists of articles and notes relating to various topics in international law, including international politics, trade and economics, human rights, and humanitarian law. Our authors range from international scholars, legal experts to our very own student staff members.
Student staff members are selectively chosen after completing a competitive two week petition process. Incoming staff members are responsible for assisting in the editing process of publication. Staff members also spend many hours writing their own articles – either a “note” or a “comment” – which they are then able to submit for publication. After spending one year as staffers, students are promoted to editorial positions. Editors work diligently to ensure the Journal remains a respected and qualified source of international law. Our staffers and editors play a key role in the Journal’s success and are an integral part of the Journal’s future.

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Submissions from 2010

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On the Right to External Self-Determination: “Selfistans,” Succession, and the Great Powers' Rule, Milena Sterio

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The Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act: A Unilateral Solution to a Multilateral Problem, Anthony D. Todero

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The Approach of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to Interpreting and Applying International Humanitarian Law, David Weissbrodt

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The Pitfalls of the (Perfect) Market Benchmark: the Case of Countervailing Duty Law, Wentong Zheng

Submissions from 2009

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A Minnesota Judge's Perspective on the Rule of Law in China and Kyrgyzstan, Paul H. Anderson

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Understanding the International Rule of Law as a Commitment to Procedural Fairness, Kevin Burke

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Sovereignty, Taxation and Social Contract, Allison Christians

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Will Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) Be the Straw That Breaks the Camel's Back - The Balkanization of Great Lakes Ballast Water Law, Brian D. Clark

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UNCLOS: Securing the United States' Future in Offshore Wind Energy, Kieran Dwyer

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Searching for the Meaning of the Rule of Law: Finding Extraordinary People, Mark S. Ellis

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Creating a Global Rule of Law Culture, Sarah Johnson Phillips

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The End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive: The Road to Responsible Disposal, Raymod J. Konz

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Universally Liable - Corporate-Complicity Liability Under the Principle of Universal Jurisdiction, Kendra Magraw

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Gender and the Rule of Law in Transitional Societies, Fionnuala Ni Aolain and Michael Hamilton

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Enabling Private Ordering: Function, Scope and Effect of Umbrella Clauses in International Investment Treaties, Stephan W. Schill

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International Bribery: The Moral Imperialism Critiques, Elizabeth Spahn

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Rule of Law: What Does It Mean, Robert Stein

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Teaching the Rule of Law, Robert Stein

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Strengthening Demand for the Rule of Law in Post-Conflict Societies, jane Stromseth

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Rule of Law and the Kosovo Constitution, John Tunheim

Submissions from 2008

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Our Most Precious Resource: How South Korea Is Poised to Change the Landscape of International Adoption, Catherine M. Bitzan

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Bullying in the Workplace: Lessons from the United Kingdom, Susan Harthill

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Fade to Black: El-Masri v. United States Validates the Use of the State Secrets Privilege to Dismiss Extraordinary Rendition Claims, Daniel J. Huyck

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A Baby-Step to Global Labor Reform: Corporate Codes of Conduct and the Child, Frederick B. Jonassen

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Why European Union Trade Sanctions Do Not Work, Yaraslau Kryvoi

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Bayview Irrigation District et al. v. United Mexican States: NAFTA, Foreign Investment, and International Trade in Water - A Hard Pill to Swallow, David M. Quealy

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The New Age of Space Law: The Outer Space Treaty and the Weaponization of Space, Adam G. Quinn

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Transfer of Sovereignty over Populated Territories from Israel to a Palestinian State: The International Law Perspective, Yoram Rabin and Roy Peled

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South African Mandatory Minimum Sentencing: Reform Required, Sandra M. Roth

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Unholy Speech and Holy Laws: Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan - Controversial Origins, Design Defects, and Free Speech Implications, Osama Siddique and Zahra Hayat

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Master of Your Domain: Should the U.S. Government Maintain Control over the Internet's Root, Scott P. Sonbuchner

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China's New Anti-Monopoly Law: Addressing Foreign Competitors and Commentators, Richard Student

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Transcending the Ostensible: Some Reflections on Bob Hudec as Friend and Scholar, David M. Trubek

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Intervention and Post-Conflict Natural Resource Governance: Lessons from Liberia, Luke A. Whittemore

Submissions from 2007

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Deadly Complexity: Law, Social Movements and Political Violence, Colm Campbell and Ita Connolly

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The Value of the Comparative and the International in Reflecting on State Responses to the War on Terror, Colm Campbell, Oren Gross, and Fionnuala Ni Aolain

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Human Rights Protection during the War on Terror: Two Steps Back, One Step Forward, Shane Darcy

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Licensing Repression: Dissent, Threats and State Repression in the United States, Christian Davenport

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Allowing Genocide: An Analysis of Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo, Jurisdictional Reservations, and the Legitimacy of the International Court of Justice, Dan Hammer

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Contract Law of the People's Republic of China, C. Stephen Hsu

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Modern War and Modern Law, David Kennedy

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Choice of Jurisdiction in International Trade Disputes: Going Regional or Global, Rafael Leal-Arcas

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Fractured Fairy Tale: The War on Terror and the Emperor's New Clothes, Ian S. Lustick

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Cultural Apocalypse Now: The Loss of the Iraq Museum and a New Proposal for the Wartime Protection of Museums, Kirstin E. Petersen

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Where There Are Good Arms, There Must Be Good Laws: An Empirical Assessment of Customary International Law regarding Preemptive Force, Ryan Schildkraut

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Squaring the Circle: Democratizing Judicial Review and the Counter-Constitutional Difficulty, Miguel Schor

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Hegemonic Intervention as Legitimate Use of Force, Achilles Skordas

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The Doctrine of Proportionality in a Time of War, E. Thomas Sullivan

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Sticks, Carrots, Donkey Votes, and True Choice: A Rationale for Abolishing Compulsory Voting in Australia, Katherine M. Swenson

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Methods of the War on Terror, David Weissbrodt and Amy Bergquist

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The Nine Lives of Article 2(4), David Wippman

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Islamic Banking: Signs of Sustainable Growth, Chian Wu

Submissions from 2006

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Around the World in Eighty Centiliters, Jim Chen

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Crafting Employment Policy during EU Accession: Strategies for Romania and Bulgaria, Tomas Felcman

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Trade and Tensions, Daniel J. Gifford

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American Films in China: An Analysis of China's Intellectual Proeprty Record and Reconsideration of Cultural Trade Exceptions admidst Rampant Piracy, Carl Erik Heiberg

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Free Trade in Human Reproductive Cells: A Solution to Procreative Tourism and the Unregulated Internet, Lisa Hird Chung

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Shoring U.S. National Security and Encouraging Economic Reform in the Middle East: Advocating Free Trade with Egypt, Paul G. Johnson

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Jogi v. Voges: Has the Seventh Circuit Opened the Floodgates to Vienna Convention Litigation in U.S. Courts, Anthony Jones

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Convergence, Culture and Contract Law in China, John H. Matheson

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Globalism, Regionalism, or Both: Health Policy and Regional Economic Integration in Developing Countries, an Evolution of a Legal Regime, William Onzivu

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Five Views of the Great Lakes and Why They Might Matter, Dan Tarlock

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Max Weber, Talcott Parsons and the Sociology of Legal Reform: A Reassessment with Implications for Law and Development, Chantal Thomas

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Piercing the Confidentiality Veil: Physician Testimony in International Criminal Trials against Perpetrators of Torture, David Weissbrodt, Ferhat Pekin, and Amelia Wilson

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Putting a Mine on the Moon: Creating an International Authority to Regulate Mining Rights in Outer Space, Jeremy L. Zell

Submissions from 2005

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Canada and International Trade in Culture: Beyond National Interests, Joseph Devlin

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The Economic Cost of Alien Tort Litigation: A Response to Awakening Monster: The Alien Tort Statute of 1789, Emeka Duruigbo

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International Employment: Antidiscrimination Law Should Follow Employees Abroad, Paul Frantz

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Haven or Hell: Securities Exchange Listing Standards and Other Proposed Reforms as a Disincentive for Corporate Inversion Transactions, John Kelly

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China's Foreign Currency Regime: The Kagan Thesis and Legalification of the WTO Agreement, M. Ulric Killion

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Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations: What Are the Legitimate Expectations from the WTO, Qingjiang Kong

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Cotton, U.S. Domestic Policy, and Trade Wars: The Future of WTO Agriculture Negotiations, Matthew Newell

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Redefinition and Elaboration of an Obligation to Pursue International Negotiations for Solving Global Environmental Problems in Light of the WTO Shrimp/Turtle Compliance Adjudication between Malaysia and the United States, Kuei-Jung Ni

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Online Music Sharing in a Global Economy: The U.S. Effort to Command (or Survive) the Tidal Wave, Eliza Shardlow Clark

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Vehicle Shopping: The Case for a Flexible EuroREIT, Ryan Toone

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Trade Policy & (and) Labor Standards, Michael J. Trebilcock and Robert Howse

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China's Economic and Political Clout Grows in Latin America at the Expense of U.S. Interests, Juan Vega

Submissions from 2004

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Portraits of the Scholar as a Young Clerk, Jim Chen

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The Case for Coca and Cocaine: Bolivia's March to Economic Freedom, Daniel Tyler Cook

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Stealing Signs: Is Professional Baseball's United States-Japanese Player Contract Agreement Enough to Avoid Another Baseball War, Casey Duncan

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Memories of the Supreme Court in the 1961 Term, Peter D. Ehrenhaft

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The Internationalization of Chilean Agriculture: Implications of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement, Lindsay M. Faine

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The Reliance Interests in Trade Law, Daniel A. Farber

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Bob Hudec: A Friend and Colleague, Daniel J. Gifford

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Problems of WTO Harmonization and the Virtues of Shields over Swords, Daniel Kalderimis

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Bob Hudec: Our Days at the Court, Thomas E. Kauper

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A Wealth of Knowledge that Enriched Us All, Daniel L. Kennedy M.

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An Original Approach and Original Insights, Robert Kudrle

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The Immunity of Foreign Subsidiaries under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Melissa Lang and Richard Bales

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The Container Security Initiative: Balancing U.S. Security Interets with the European Union's Legal and Economic Concerns, Sung Y. Lee

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Should Japan Adopt a Plain Language Rule, Susumu Miyazaki

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Robert Hudec: Scholar, Internationalist, Mentor, Teacher, and Friend, Fred L. Morrison

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The European Union TRIPS over the U.S. Constitution: Can the First Amendment Save the Bologna That Has a First Name, Harry N. Niska

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Tribute to Professor Robert Hudec, Robert M. O'Neil

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Going Global, Regional, or Both - Dispute Settlement in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Overlaps with the WTO and Other Jurisdictions, Joost Pauwelyn

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The TRIPS Council's Solution to the Paragraph 6 Problem: Toward Compulsory Licensing Viability for Developing Countries, Jennifer May Rogers

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Harmonizing Risk and Religion: The Utility of Shari'a-Compliant Transaction Structuring in Commercial Aircraft Finance, Angelo Luigi Rosa

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Mini-Memories of the Supreme Court, 1961 Term, Roy A. Schotland

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Global Trade Law: Present at the Creation, E. Thomas Sullivan

Submissions from 2003

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Argentina's Mystery of Capital: Why the International Monetary Fund Needs Hernando de Socto, David Asp