Putting the Korean Government’s Attempt to Nationalize History into Context
Harold Yun, MJIL Note & Comment Editor: Three years into her 5 year presidency, the current president is pushing the nationalization of history textbooks. In other words, the government will create an ‘official’ history textbook which must be used in schools. It seems absurd and obviously it is being met
The Supreme Court of India
Anne Longfellow, MJIL Staff Member: On his recent visit to the University of Minnesota, Justice Scalia spoke to my Administrative Law class. During his lecture he mentioned taking a trip to India with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He then mentioned the Supreme Court of India’s broad original jurisdiction powers
The Death of the Death Penalty
Ally Billeaud, Editor-in-Chief: During last week’s visit to the University of Minnesota, Justice Scalia said he “wouldn’t be surprised” if the death penalty is repealed sometime in the near future. Despite the Justice’s extreme hesitation to interpret law based on international influence, it is nearly impossible to ignore the international
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as A Perfect Example of How Economic Considerations Can be (and Are) Interwoven with Political Ones
Weichen Wang, Managing Editor: On Sunday, October 4th, 2015, the 12 signatory countries to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) announced conclusion of negotiations which have already lasted for 8 years. This is newsworthy to media around the global, since it constitutes an important step towards the success of a major U.S.-led
Snoozing Democracy: The De-juridification of Emergencies
Antonios Kouroutakis* and Sofia Ranchordas**: Conventional wisdom says that crises are temporary. Hence in turbulent times of war and economic crisis, which require extraordinary and prompt decisions, temporary measures are necessary. It also says that, in this context, sunset clauses might be the best instruments to guarantee that such extraordinary
Will Lexmark v. Impression Bring International Patent Exhaustion?
Adam Barkl, MJIL Staff Member: Just over a week ago, the Federal Circuit heard en banc oral arguments in the case Lexmark International Inc. v. Impression Prods. Inc. That case involves the foreign sale by Lexmark of toner cartridges used in Lexmark’s printers. Lexmark’s customers have an option to either
Introducing the MJIL Blog
The Minnesota Journal of International Law is excited to announce a new feature: the MJIL Blog. The Blog will feature posts from staff and other Journal contributors. The posts will delve deeper into notes and comments featured in the Journal, address current events, and even provide accounts individual contributor’s experiences in the United States
Japanese Curry (カレー)
Sukanya Momsen, MJIL Managing Editor: There are many things to love about the Japanese culture, and food is definitely one of those things. One of my favorite Japanese foods is Japanese curry. My mom was born in India, and I have grown up loving traditional Indian curry, but when I
Volume 25 Staff Welcomes the New Year, New Volume
The Volume 25 Staff recently gathered to celebrate the beginning of the school year and the 25th edition of the Minnesota Journal of International Law. The Journal looks forward to publishing two new issues and hosting a symposium this year. Please check our website for details on these upcoming events.
Closed for Submissions
The Minnesota Journal of International Law has completed article selections for Volume 25. We will begin accepting submissions for Volume 26 in February, 2016. Thank you for your interest!