MSU International Law Revew: March 2016 Newsletter
International Law Review--the second largest journal at Michigan State University College of Law--was established in 1992 as The Journal of International Law & Practice at The Detroit College of Law. Since our inception, ILR has committed to the study and promotion of cutting edge legal issues at home and abroad. Our publications and annual symposia highlight our dedication to bringing the world to MSU Law and taking MSU Law out into the world.
Congratulations to MSU ILR's newly selected Editorial Board!
As ILR enters its 25th year, it is our pleasure to announce the Michigan State International Law Review Editorial Board for the 2016-2017 academic year. We look forward to the incoming E-Board continuing ILR's tradition of excellence.
Editor-in-Chief: Stephen Ragatzki
Executive Editor: Tyler Seling
Managing Editors: Abbie Carver; Courtney McCausland; Savannah Priebe
Notes and Comments Editors: Calla Ketchens; Laura Bassett
Online Managing Editor: Gary Gonzalez
Articles Editors: Bradley Bourne; Andrea Fogelsinger; Andrew Hargrove; Kelly Kane; Hilary McDaniel
Assistant Articles Editor: Kelsey Janssen
Congratulations to MSU ILR members on the completion of your student notes!
ongratulations to all Michigan State University International Law Review members on the completion of your student notes!
Congratulations all members on reaching your goals. The MSU ILR E-Board knows what was involved in getting it accomplished and all the dedication needed during that process. We are so proud of everyone for making every effort to achieve that goal. You have all worked hard, and proved to yourselves and everyone else what you are capable of. Again, congrats!
Recent Legal Forum Publications: March 2016 Edition
By: Jeff Caviston.
What John Carpenter’s “The Thing” Can Teach Us About the Law in Antarctica. Read this blog post to learn more.
By: Amanda Carmichael.
The tension between the Philippine government and the Catholic Church continue over access to contraceptives. To learn more, please read the blog post.
By: Kathryn Bristor.
For centuries, the dispute over Jerusalem has been at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but what is so significant about this city that it has the power to create such discord?
By: Evan Bonnstetter.
Interested in learning more about Moldova’s efforts to suppress Russian media influence? Check out this new blog post to learn more.
By: Angela Gamalski.
Interested in learning more about Chile’s new national park in its Patagonia region? Check out this new blog post to learn more.
By: Megan Hall.
In August of 2017, Lebanon passed and signed into law its first animal welfare bill. The Lebanese law will help end the illegal trafficking in wild animals prevalent in Lebanon, particularly lions and tigers who are often kept as status symbols.
By: Marlene Zieah.
The Iraqi government has reclaimed disputed territory under KRG control since 2014. These actions were triggered by the KRG’s recent referendum on independence. In order to solve the issues facing both parties, they will have to revisit critical unclear provisions in the Iraqi constitution, specifically those dealing with rights to self-government and control over oil and gas reserves.
(Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)
By: Kelly McClintock.
Reading a headline about human trafficking has become common, especially via social media. News and social media headlines seem to suggest human trafficking crimes are increasing. Is this really the case? If so, and more importantly, what is being done to catch and prosecute the perpetrators of human trafficking crimes?
By: Sophie Goodman.
Both religion and secular laws are entrenched in Israel’s legal system. This is due to the fact that being Jewish is both a nationality and religion. Thus, Jewish law has been integrated into Israel’s legal system, but there are continued issues with how much Jewish law to use in a secular legal system.
Image credit: Sophie Goodman.
By: Angela Gamalski.
As medical device technology expands, so does the need for regulation to assure that patients are protected from malfunctioning devices. South Africa expanded its medical device regulation, modeled on the EU’s medical device directive, just prior to the 2017 Medical Device Regulation. What does this mean for South African technology innovators?
Image credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Manual-external-defibrillator-monitor.jpg