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VJTL recognizes outstanding work

The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law recognized outstanding student work at its annual banquet this week. Jacob Stafford won the Masamichi Yamamoto Second Year Editor Award, which is awarded to a 2L member who has made the most significant contribution to the advancement of the Journal during the school year. Dan Kay won the Third...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014 in Blog | 1 Comment »


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VJTL Announces New Editorial Board

We are pleased to announce the 2014–2015 Editorial Board for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. CLICK HERE:  2014-15 Masthead... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, February 10th, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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Protecting Immigrant Children by Protecting Their Parents

By Sarah Grey McCroskey Sarah Grey’s note, Expanding the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations: Protecting Children by Protecting Their Parents, appears in the current issue of VJTL.  Here, she reflects on why she chose to write on this topic. The summer after my first year of law school, I decided to work for the Tennessee...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 in Articles, Blog | 3 Comments »


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Arguments over cigarette packaging still smoking

Vanderbilt Professor Daniel Gervais has co-authored a new article detailing the international legal conflict over Australia’s strict plain packaging requirements for cigarettes. “[W]hile the normative appeal of tobacco control is strong, there is a normative case to be made for getting trademark (and, more broadly, intellectual property) rules right,” writes Gervais and his co-author Susy...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 in Articles, Blog | 2 Comments »


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Ninth Circuit cites VJTL in Sea Shepherd case

Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit cited VJTL in his opinion in Institute of Cetacean Research v. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.  In the case, the court upheld an injunction against Sea Shepherd and ruled that the lower court erred when it dismissed the Institute’s piracy claims against the anti-whaling activist group. Judge Kozinski used...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 in Articles, Blog | No Comments »


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Wuerth: Solicitor’s argument on executive power “unconvincing”

Professor Ingrid Wuerth has written a new post for Lawfare to react to the Solicitor General’s new brief in the Samantar v. Yousuf case.  Wuerth is a professor of law at Vanderbilt University and an expert on international law. In Samantar, the petitioners have sued a former Somali leader in the U.S. for human rights violations that occurred...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 in Blog | No Comments »


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Blood diamonds remain fuel for conflict

Ian Smillie, chair of the Diamond Development Initiative, has written a new article for VJTL’s upcoming Symposium Issue. A key figure in reforming the blood diamond trade, Smillie served as keynote speaker for VJTL’s symposium last spring.  In the ’90s, he negotiated on behalf of an NGO called Partnership Africa Canada to create the Kimberley...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 in Blog | No Comments »


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VJTL named Top 10 journal in key discipline

Great news!  ExpressO has named VJTL one of the Top 10 law reviews in the key discipline of international law.  Check out the rankings here.  ... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 in Blog | No Comments »


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From the Gulf of Tonkin to Syria: The Limits of Legislative Entrenchment in AUMFs

VJTL guest blogger Sam Kleiner is a student at Yale Law School, where he serves as an editor on the Yale Journal of International Law. He has a BA from Northwestern University and a DPhil from Oxford in International Relations. Overview: When Presidents want to take unpopular actions, such as starting a military conflict, they...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, September 27th, 2013 in Articles, Blog | No Comments »


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Newton: “R2P is dead and done” due to response to Syria

Professor Michael Newton discussed complications in handling the Syrian conflict with Vanderbilt students on Friday, September 13.  He said that the Russians will most likely continue to block a UN resolution that would authorize military force to protect civilians and that the UN effort called Responsibility to Protect (R2P) has failed. Newton is an expert...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, September 16th, 2013 in Articles, Blog | 2 Comments »


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Welcome to the new VJTL blog

On behalf of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (VJTL), welcome to our website. Established in 1965, VJTL is one of the nation’s oldest law journals dedicated to issues in international and comparative law. Through five annual publications and a bi-annual symposium, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law is committed to moving comparative and international...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, September 2nd, 2013 in Blog | No Comments »


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Top national security lawyer mentions VJTL in Lawfare post

John Bellinger, a top national security lawyer, referred to an an article he wrote for VJTL in a blog post last summer.  Both the recent post and the article discuss the Samantar case, in which petitioners have sued a former Somali leader in the U.S. for human rights violations that occurred in Somalia. In the...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 in Articles, Blog | No Comments »


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Note: Coast Guard should adopt rules governing private contractors who defend ships from pirates

Piracy has reemerged with a vengeance in the twenty-first century. Although it is confined primarily to the horn of Africa, piracy poses a significant problem to commercial shipping companies that need to traverse the Gulf of Aden for business. In response to modern-day piracy, ship owners have begun to employ privately armed contractors for protection....... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 in Articles, Blog | No Comments »



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ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Board of Editors and the 2013-2014 Annual Award Winners.

Coming up:

The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law invites you to its 2015 Symposium, This is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters.

Recent and dire international disasters, both environmental and humanitarian, have left legacies not only of destruction and destitution, but also of an uncertain legal landscape. The Symposium will address current and pressing international-disaster-response topics. These will include environmental effects, disaster assistance, humanitarian assistance, and criminal processes and sanctions in the wake of various types of international disasters. Symposium participants will include leading scholars from across the country.

The 2015 Symposium will take place on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Vanderbilt Law School, 131 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203. A detailed schedule will be available soon.

For information on the 2015 Symposium, as well as past symposia hosted by the Journal, please visit the Symposium page.

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