Research papers based on student experiences travelling to other countries as part of the International Immersion Program at the University of Chicago Law School

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Submissions from 2017

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"If He Beats You, It Means He Loves You" : Domestic Violence and Women's Rights in Russia, Bianca Chamusco

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Fake Crime and Real Punishment : How a Weak Judiciary Has Held Back Development in Russia, Conor Gilligan

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Recent Legislative Restrictions and Putin's Propaganda Machine: the Russian Government's Attack on Religious Freedom, Jason Grover

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[Hague Agreement], Julia Haines

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An Analysis of the Three Major Cross-Border Insolvency Regimes, Ryan Halimi

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"The Laws Are the Same for Everyone" : Regulating Protest in the United States and Russia, Morgan Herrell

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The Destruction of Cultural Property at the International Criminal Court : the Prosecutor v. Al Mahdi, Shiva Jayaraman

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Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap : the Economic and Legal Challenges of Bringing Clean Energy Innovation to the Russian Federation, Matt Klomparens

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The Singapore Legal Industry : a Brief Overview and Comparison, Hannah Loo

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Greasy Luck to Whalers : How the International Whaling Commission and International Court of Justice Can Use Principles of American Administrative and Environmental Law to Keep Japan From Circumventing the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, Christina Carey McClintock

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Notes on Singapore's Development Strategy, Maria Mondeja

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Hong Kong's Role in Sino-African Trade Relations: a Tripartite Coalition, Josephine Oshiafi

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Covert Consensus: Why the United States Supreme Court Won't Admit That It Uses Concensus to Interpret the Constitution, Joshua Pickar

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Arbitration in Singapore and Hong Kong, Piyush Prasad

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Russia's Disabled "Orphans" : Suggestions for Institutional Change, Eileen Prescott

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Gender Discrimination Against Refugees, Abhinaya Prithivi

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Russia's Economic Development Since Crimea and Its "Pivot" Towards China, Marusya Rechetnikova

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Intertwining Public Morality, Prosecutorial Discretion, and Punishment : Low Crime and Convictions in Singapore, Zachary Reynolds

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Reviving a Historic Economic Powerhouse: Dutch Private Equity, Taylor Richards

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Unhelpful Consistency : the History and Methodology of Soviet Commercial Courts From Lenin to Krusche, John Rizner

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The Growth of Singapore and Hong Kong in the Face of Climate Change and Environmental Degradation, Alexander K. Robinson

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Russia and Climate Change : Bipolar Near the North Pole, Andrew Sabintsev

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"Great Laws, Bad Implementation" : Criminal Justice Reform in Russia Since the Fall of the Soviet Union, Taryn Strohmeyer

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Religious Freedom and International Law : the Protection of Religious Minorities in International Tribunals, Anagha Sundararajan

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In an Era of FinTech : Strategies of Government to Deal With Virtual Currencies, Kamolnich Swasdiphanich

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Promised Land or Fool's Paradise? : a Comparison of International Wildlife Crime and United States Drug Crime, Sarah E. Welch

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License to Drill : the OFAC Licensing Regime and How to Obtain Clearance to Invest in Russian Financial and Commodities Markets, Zachary Z. Zermay

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A Tale of Two Cities: Comparative Study of Public Housing Policies of Hong Kong and Singapore, Richard Junqi Zhang

Submissions from 2016

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Confronting the Colonial Legacy : Retaining and Rejecting Spanish Colonial Law in Nineteenth Century Latin America : Mexico and Argentina, Tyler Joseph Cerami

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Koreans in Japan : a Struggle for Acceptance, Young-Min Cho

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Failing Fast in the Gulf : Entrepreneurship, Bankruptcy, and Islamic Law, Sam Fleuter

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Does Japan's Quiet Approach to International Investment Law Work in a World of Recurrent Conflict?, Marcos D. Garcia Dominguez

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Assessing the Constitution’s Role as a Protector of Minorities: a Comparative Examination of Japan’s Homogenous Approach and the United States’ “Acceptance” of Heterogeneity, Ruby Garrett

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Private Equity in Japan, William R. Halaby III

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Moving Towards Equality : a Strategy for Getting Queer Japanese Citizens Protection and Increased Visibility, Darell Hayes

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The Issue of Japan's Aging Population, Dallin Jack

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The Uncertain Future of Equity Crowdfunding and Entrepreneurial Finance in Japan : a Comparative Summary, Matt Klomparens

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Cultural Impediments to Investments : a Case Study of Japan, Shelby Klose

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Argentina and China: the Soybean Trade and its Consequences, Allen S. Li

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A New Economic Era: How Macri's Holdout Solution Hopes to Attract Foreign Investnemt and Revitalize Argentina's Economy, Shelly Malik

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Walking the Beate : How One American Woman Helped Change Japanese Marriage Law Forever, Elise Meyer

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Bitcoin in Argentina : Inflation, Currency Restrictions, and the Rise of Cryptocurrency, Elena Christine Moreno

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#NiUnaMenos : Femicide in Argentina, Hannah Jean Musgrave

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The Future of Free Speech in Argentina : Implications of the 2009 Media Law, Maggie O'Connor

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No Small Triumph : the Outlook for Argentina's Renewable Energy Programs, Nicolas R. Oliver

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What Does the Iran Deal Have to Do with the Price of Rice in Dubai?, Nick Oliveto

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Electricity Deregulation in Japan, Deven Parmar

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Japan's Defensive Constitution : Nuclear Weapons as a Better Alternative Than Expanding Collective Self-Defense, Joshua Pickar

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Islamic Microfinance : a Vehicle for Promoting Financial Inclusion, Karice Rhule

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Corporate Governance in Islamic Financial Institutions, Emily Samra

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Land Use in Dubai, Beau Shaw

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Strategic Underenforcement in the Context of Argentine Insurance Regulation, Luke Sperduto

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Resolving Islamic Finance Disputes Through International Commercial Arbitration in the Gulf Region, Alison Wirtz

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2016 IIP Argentina Research Paper, Zimu Yang

Submissions from 2015

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Economic Reforms in Cuba and the United States: Sure I CAN Invest…But Should I?, Andrew Charles Adair

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Censorship in Cuba, Viviana Aldous

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The Role of the WTO in Assisting Developing Countries, Especially the BRICS: an Analysis of Doha and Bali, Thomas Banwell Ayres

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Privatization Reforms and the Cuban Tourism Industry: a Reflection on the Benefits and Consequences, Blair Bradford

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Privacy In Cuba, Dan Epstein

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Lineamientos de la Política Económica y Social del Partido y la Revolución: an Overview of Cuban Domestic Reform, Jessica Gonzalez

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Recent Reforms in Cuban Housing Policy, John Grein

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Even Immoral Governments Should Stop Torturing to Attract Investment, Eleanor Healy-Birt

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A Revolution Deferred: Racism in Cuba, Ronald Jones

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Gender Equality in Cuba: Constitutional Promises vs. Reality, Keiko Rose

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A Cuban Claims-Settlement Agreement: the Case from History, Casen Ross

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The Impact of Law Firm Litigation in International Trade Disputes, Robert S. Sandoval

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The Cuban Health Care System and Child Health Outcomes: an Admirable Accomplishment with Lurking Questions, Josephine Schulte

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The Case Against Judicialization of the WTO Dispute Settlement System, Don (Dong Hyun) Song

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Cuba’s Healthcare Mandate: a Vision for the Future or Relic of a Socialist Past?, Val Washington

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The Two Equilibriums Arising from the EU Qualification Directive on the Scope and Content of International Protection, Yuan Yuan