Volume 31 - Issue 1

The Presumption Against Extraterritoriality: United States v. Bowman and the Importance of Nationality

By Matti Mortimore Courts apply a presumption against extraterritoriality when assessing the geographic scope of federal statutes. Unless Congress has clearly indicated a statute regulates conduct abroad, courts will assume it applies only within the United States. The Supreme Court has vigorously enforced the presumption over the last three decades,[1] stating that it should apply…

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Look What You Made Me Do: A Critique of the Updated Critical Technologies List and Implications It Will Have on Foreign Investments

By Elisabeth Bernabe International conflict manifests in different forms. When one thinks of war, naturally they think of armed assaults conducted through the deployment of destructive weapons. Additionally, conflict can be unleashed online vis-à-vis harmful cyberattacks and foreign vigilante hackers. However, conflict largely manifests through the chess game of international trade. Countries can sanction rivalrous…

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The New Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

By Paige Clark The world is watching in horror as Ukrainians face a Russian invasion and unfathomable violence. Many people have fled from Ukraine in the past week; most have gone to Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, and Slovakia. [1]  Time will tell if the fighting resolves quickly enough to avoid a permanent refugee crisis. If…

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Ukraine at War: What Can We Do?

These are terrifying times for the people of Ukraine and horrifying for the rest of the world, witnessing a superpower invade its European neighbor for the first time since World War Two. On February 24, 2022, Vladimir Putin ordered a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, claiming there was a constant threat to Russia and announcing his…

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We Did, Actually, Start the Fire – Now We Have to Try to Put it Out: Litigation as a Strategy to Fight Climate Change

By Maria Saracino-Lowe The world as we know it is, basically, ending. And it’s our fault. Anthropogenic climate change is triggering weather extremes throughout the world, with increasingly frequent “hot extremes, marine heatwaves, heavy precipitation, and, in some regions, agricultural and ecological droughts.”[1] Many of these changes cannot be reversed in our lifetime.[2] While there…

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The Reasons of the Emerge of Personal Bankruptcy Regulation in China

By Olivia Dai Among the world’s top ten economies (2018), only China mainland, Brazil, and China’s Macao region used to not have personal bankruptcy systems.[1] But Shenzhen, a Special Economic Zone of China mainland first provides legal rescue for honest but unfortunate individual bankrupts by enacting the Personal Bankruptcy Regulation of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone…

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