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: Evan Bonnstetter.
The Russian pharmaceutical industry is rapidly growing and is poised to continue on this trajectory in the next several years. This growth coincides with concerted action by the Russian government to foster development in Russian-manufactured pharmaceuticals as part of its broader strategy to develop its pharmaceutical industry. However, with growth comes growing pains, and in the coming months and years Russian government and industry will encounter challenges, the solutions to which will shape the contours of the pharmaceutical market in Russia.
Image credit: http://static.government.ru/media/photos/288x162/41d4dd846ba5ef63192b.jpg
By: Kelly R. McClintock
Bulgaria, an Eastern European country formerly a part of the Soviet Bloc, did not criminalize domestic violence until 2005. The lack of such basic protection for women symbolized the country’s tolerance, indifference, and even promotion of degradation of women. However, grassroots organizations working with regional and international partners in Bulgaria have made significant strides for women’s rights since 2005.
By: Jeffrey Caviston
Cryptocurrency is growing in popularity and acceptance in financial markets. But not all countries share the same interests as investors. Will China’s recent attempts to clamp down on Bitcoin harm the digital currency market, or does China risk missing out on the benefits of this developing technology?
By: Mollie M. McSweeney.
Pollution has quickly become one of Mongolia’s largest issues. The high levels of pollution threaten the health, safety and wellness of the people that reside there. The issue of pollution is so extreme, that it can lead to even death. It is imperative that this issue be resolved in a timely manner because the people of Mongolia’s lives are at risk.
Image credit: “A woman wears a face mask in the part of the city near neighbourhoods known for burning coal for heating in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, January 26, 2017.” Eleanor Ross, How Deadly Pollution Became One of Mongolia’s Biggest Problems, Newsweek, (March 2, 2017), http://www.newsweek.com/pollution-mongolia-ulaanbaatar-deadly-kill-children-higher-beijing-562881.
By: Sydney Wright.
U.S.-based religious groups are capitalizing on political dissatisfaction and pushing restrictions on LGBT rights, including a constitutional amendment in Romania banning same-sex marriage.
By: Marlene Zieah.
China shares an interest with the Philippines in the South China Sea. However, it has continuously ignored the South China Sea Code of Conduct, instead following its own agenda. The Philippines should likewise abandon the Code.
By: Alexandra Arkin.
France regulates French presidential campaign spending and contributions far more stringently than the U.S. regulates its presidential campaigns. There are advantages and disadvantages to each system, but the U.S. would benefit by incorporating aspects of the French system.
By: Lauren Kissel.
The northeastern region of Catalonian recently declared independence from Spain, which has caused a whole host of problems for the country. This blog post explores the timeline of this independence crisis and how Spain and Catalonia can work together and use history to find a mutually beneficial solution.
By: Andrew Kemmer.
The Olympics are lucrative business today. The International Olympic Committee is a billion-dollar organization, and it is supposed to facilitate Olympic sports worldwide. Instead, it absolves itself of responsibility by giving away money to international federations to do with as they please. That leaves athletes to languish in poverty while IOC executives and broadcasting companies get rich off of them.
Image credit: https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-invites-olympic-winter-athletes-to-pyeongchang-2018-with-just-one-year-to-go
By: Kylie Cumback.
Past Olympic Cycles have been ripe with corruption and financial burdens, the IOC has dedicated itself to ensuring that the future of the Games is bright.