The breadth and depth of Washburn Law's international and comparative law program is reflected by our professors who bring diverse international, comparative, and interdisciplinary specializations to the curriculum. Below are highlights of some of their recent activities.

Linda Henry Elrod

Photograph: Linda Henry Elrod.International and comparative law perspectives on family law and the rights of the child.

  • "Japan Joins Hague Abduction Convention: England Returns Child," 48 Family Law Quarterly 353 (2014).
  • "'Please Let Me Stay': Hearing the Voice of the Child in Hague Abduction Cases," 63 Oklahoma Law Review 663 (2011) [Read fulltext of Hague Abduction Cases article].
  • "Hearing the Voice of a Child in Hague Return Cases", 1 Law and Resp. 969 (2011).
  • Member of the United States Department of State Legal Adviser's Advisory Council on Private International Law (ACPIL).
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Alex Glashausser

Photograph: Alex Glashausser.Treaty interpretation, international human rights law, and comparative law.

  • "International Torts, Extraterritorial Distortion [Kokusai Fuho Koi, Yugamerareta (Translator Tatsuya Kitai)]," 48:2 Comparative Law Review 1 (Institute of Comparative Law in Japan, 2014).
  • "Judicial Supremacy Under the U.S. Constitution: A Historical Challenge to the Orthodox View of Congressional Power [Gasshukokukenpo ni Okeru Shihoken no Yuetsu - Gikaikengen ni tsuiteno Tsusetsu eno Rekishi ni Motozuku Chosen (Translator Nobuyuki Sato & Maki Kubo)]," 11 Chuo Law Journal 89 (2014).
  • "Human Rights, Jurisdictional Wrongs: The Misconstrued Alien Tort Statute," Waseda Comparative Law Journal (forthcoming 2014).
  • "International Torts, Extraterritorial Distortion," Chuo Comparative Law Review (forthcoming 2014).
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Patricia Judd

Photograph: Patricia Judd.International economic regulatory mechanisms, with a focus on the intersection of international trade and intellectual property law.

  • "The TRIPS Balloon Effect," New York University Journal of Internationall Law & Politics 471 (2014).
  • "Toward a TRIPS Truce," 32 Michigan Journal of International Law 613 (2011) [Read fulltext of TRIPS article].
  • "Recognition and Enforcement of International Arbitral Awards," Symposium on Commercial Law, National Center for Commercial Law, Free University, Tbilisi, Georgia, March 20-21, 2012.
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Liaquat Ali Khan

Photograph: Liaquat Ali Khan.International human rights and Islamic law, comparing the constitutions and laws of various Muslim states.

  • "A Portfolio Theory of Foreign Affairs: U.S. Relations with the Muslim World," 20 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 377 (2011) [Read fulltext of Portfolio Theory article].
  • Contemporary Ijtihad: Limits and Controversies (co-authored with Hisham M. Ramadan) (Edinburgh University Press, 2011).
  • Keynote Speaker, "Seeking Perfection Through Kalaam-e-Iqbal," Annual 'Iqbal Day', Iqbal Society of Metropolitan Chicago, East-West University, Chicago, Illinois, April 17, 2011.
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Tonya Kowalski

Photograph: Tonya Kowalski.Tribal and aboriginal law from a comparative perspective, and legal education across various legal systems.

  • Co-Facilitator and Presenter, "Legal Writing Workshop V: Best Practices in Structure, Strategy, and Style," National Center for Commercial Law and USAID's Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project, Free University of Tbilisi School of Law, Tbilisi, Georgia, June 12-14, 2014 (with Aïda Alaka).
  • "A Tale of Two Sovereigns: Danger and Opportunity in Tribal-State Court Cooperation," 47 Tulsa Law Review 687 (2012) [Read fulltext of Two Sovereigns article].
  • "Nation to Nation: The Essence of 'Government-to-Government' Relations in Tribal-Federal Consultations," Symbiosis Law School Faculty Seminar, Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharashtra, India, August 6, 2013.
  • Co-taught one-week intensive course, "Legal Analysis & Writing Workshop IV: Legal Drafting: Translating the Deal into a Contract," Free University, Tbilisi, Georgia, October 9-11, 2013 (with Aïda Alaka).
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Craig Martin

Photograph: Craig Martin.The use of force and the law of armed conflict, and comparative constitutional law with a focus on Japan and Anglo-American systems.

  • "A Means-Methods Paradox and the Legality of Drone Strikes in Armed Conflict," 19 International Journal of Human Rights (forthcoming 2015) [Read fulltext of Means-Methods article].
  • "Kiobel, Extraterritoriality, and the 'Global War on Terror'," 28 Maryland Journal of International Law 146 (2013) [Read fulltext of Kiobel article].
  • "Going Medieval: Targeted Killing, Self-Defence, and the Jus Ad Bellum Regime," in Targeted Killing: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World (Claire Finkelstein et al., eds.) (Oxford University Press, 2012) [Read fulltext of Going Medieval chapter].
  • 「憲法第九条改正:法律的な議論」、大阪大学大学院法学研究科、教授研究会、2013年8月1日。["Amending Article 9 of the Constitution: A Legal Argument," Osaka University Graduate School of Law and Politics faculty presentation, Osaka, Japan, August 1, 2013].
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Lori McMillan

Photograph: Lori McMillan.International taxation, primarily from U.S. and Canadian perspectives, focusing mainly on corporate taxation and tax treaty issues.

  • "Potential Treaty Issues Arise in the 'Trade or Business' Landscape," 140:7 Tax Notes 721 (August 12, 2013).
  • "A 'Trade or Business' Shot Across the Bow: Potential Tax Treaty Issues in Sun Capital," 71:7 Tax Notes International 645 (August 12, 2013).
  • "Noncharitable Nonprofit Organizations in Canada," in The Quest of Tax Reform Continues: The Royal Commission on Taxation Fifty Years Later (Kim Brooks, editor) (Carswell, 2013).
  • "A 'Trade or Business' Shot Across the Bow: Potential Tax Treaty Issues in Sun Capital," 71:7 Tax Notes International 645 (August 12, 2013).
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Frédéric Sourgens

Photograph: Frederic Sourgens.Transnational law and legal theory with a focus on the role, rights and obligations of non-state actors in the global economy.

  • A Nascent Common Law: The Process of Decisionmaking in International Legal Disputes Between States and Foreign Investors. (Koninklijke Brill, 2015) [See publisher's website].
  • "Law's Laboratory: Developing International Law on Investment Protection as Common Law," 34 Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business 181 (2014) [Read fulltext of Law's Laboratory article].
  • "By Equal Contest of Arms, Jurisdictional Proof in Investor-State Arbitrations," 38 North Carolina Journal of International & Commercial Regulation 875 (2013) [Read fulltext of Equal Contest article].
  • "Keep the Faith, Investment Protection Following the Denunciation of International Investment Agreements," 11 Santa Clara Journal of International Law 335 (2013) [Read fulltext of Keep the Faith article].
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Amy Deen Westbrook

Photograph: Amy Deen Westbrook.International, transnational, and comparative law as it relates to international trade, business, and commerce.

  • "Double Trouble: Collateral Shareholder Litigation Following Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigations," 73 The Ohio State Law Journal 1217 (2012) [Read fulltext of Double Trouble article].
  • International Business Transactions: A Context and Practice Casebook (Carolina Academic Press, 2013).
  • "The Inadequate Disclosure of Business Conducted in Countries Designated as State Sponsors of Terrorism," 39 Securities Regulation Law Journal 15 (2011).
  • "Enthusiastic Enforcement, Informal Legislation: The Unruly Expansion of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," 45 Georgia Law Review 489 (2011) [Read fulltext of Enthusiastic Enforcement article].
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