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Gimme Shelter: International Political Asylum in the Information Age

The following blog post summarizes Jacob Stafford’s note, Gimme Shelter: International Political Asylum in the Information Age (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1167 (2014)). Read the full article here. The technological progress of the early twenty-first century has not only enabled previously unimaginable intelligence-gathering capabilities, but also created the capacity to instantaneously alert countries throughout...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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Soy Dominicano – The Status of Haitian Descendants Born in the Dominican Republic and Measures to Protect Their Right to a Nationality

The following blog post summarizes Monique Hannam’s note, Soy Dominicano – The Status of Haitian Descendants Born in the Dominican Republic and Measures to Protect Their Right to a Nationality (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1123 (2014)). Read the full article here. The Dominican Republic has recently taken the experience of having a complicated relationship...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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Judging Leaders Who Facilitate Crimes by a Foreign Army: International Courts Differ on a Novel Legal Issue

The following blog post summarizes Mugambi Jouet’s article Judging Leaders Who Facilitate Crimes by a Foreign Army: International Courts Differ on a Novel Legal Issue (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1091 (2014)). Read the full article here. In one of the most significant cases in the history of international criminal law, Prosecutor v. Perišić, the...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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Anarchy, Order, and Trade: A Structuralist Account of Why a Global Commercial Legal Order is Emerging

The following blog post summarizes Professor Bryan H. Druzin’s Anarchy, Order, and Trade:  A Structuralist Account of Why a Global Commercial Legal Order is Emerging (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1049 (2014)). Read the full article here. In the realm of commercial law, it really is a small world after all. An ongoing cause—or effect—of...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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Multiple Nationality and Refugees

The following blog post summarizes Professor Jon Bauer’s Multiple Nationality and Refugees (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 905 (2014)). Read the full article here. Asylum seekers with more than one nationality—“multiple nationals”—often find themselves barred from asylum in the countries where they have the best chance of starting a new life. Most nations’ refugee protection...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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Navigating the Minefield of Trade Secrets Protection in China

The following is excerpted from Professor Daniel C.K. Chow’s article, Navigating the Minefield of Trade Secrets Protection in China (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1007 (2014)). Read the full article here. Abstract Many Multinational Companies (MNCs) now consider trade secrets to be the most important intellectual property right in China, ahead of patents, trademarks, and...... KEEP READING

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African Leaders Vote to Give Themselves Immunity from Violent Crimes

In June, the African Union granted sitting leaders of African countries immunity from prosecution for crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes by the African Court of Justice and Human Rights. The 23rd Assembly, composed of leaders of each African country, voted to adopt the Protocol on Amendments to the Protocol on the Statute of...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 in Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments »


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Forthcoming Article “Multiple Nationality and Refugees” Cited in Journal on Migration and Human Security

A forthcoming Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law article authored by Professor Jon Bauer, “Multiple Nationality and Refugees,” was recently cited in the Journal on Migration and Human Security. In “The Intersection of Statelessness and Refugee Protection in US Asylum Policy,” Professor Maryellen Fullerton cites Professor Bauer’s article in her discussion of multiple nationality, the 1951...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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Harold G. Maier, Founder of the Vanderbilt Journal Of Transnational Law, Passes Away at 77

Harold G. (Hal) Maier, a renowned scholar of international law and founder of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, died August 24 following a long illness. He was 77. Maier founded the student-edited Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law in 1967 and served as its faculty adviser until his retirement in 2005. From the Vanderbilt Law...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 in Blog | No Comments »


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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 | 4 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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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law mourns the death of its founder, Professor Harold G. Maier.

We are pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Board of Editors and 2014-2015 Editorial Staff Members.

Please join us in congratulating the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 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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