Shifting Attitudes: The United States and its Budding Economic Relationship with Cuba



GINA LOREDO – On Monday, March 21, 2016, the entire world witnessed an unprecedented historic event, as United State’s President Barack Obama gathered with Cuban President Raul Castro at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana, Cuba.[1] This makes Obama the first sitting President to visit Cuba in 88 years, since President Calvin Coolidge’s visit […]



ICLR End of the Year Reception



The International and Comparative Law Review will be hosting its annual End of the Year Reception on April 8th, at Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita. We look forward to celebrating a successful year, congratulating our graduating 3Ls, and welcoming our new executive board!!






ICLR Editorial Board Member and 3L/LL.M Student Danielle Gauer Wins Third Place Oral Advocate at the 23rd Annual John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition



International and Comparative Law Review Editorial Board Member, Danielle Gauer, competed in the 23rd Annual John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition in San Francisco. This year the competition was Co-Sponsored by The University of San Francisco School of Law, with major funding provided by the Houston law firm of Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams […]



Preferential Treatment Given to Cuban Immigrants under Outdated Laws is Unjust



KEVIN NESLAGE – Since the passage of the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966[1], Cubans have been given preferential treatment in their immigration process to the United States. The preferential treatment has taken different forms over the years, but the lasting effect is that a Cuban who makes it to any beach or border of the […]



Good Intentions but lack of U.S. Action – Whereabouts still unknown, Robert Levinson, Iranian Hostage



ELISE HAVERMAN – Many people were pleased with the January swapping of hostages between Iran and the United States, but one family was utterly disappointed and heart broken. The Levinson family has suffered for nine years, over 3,000 days, because their father/husband/grandfather, the longest held United States civilian hostage in history, was left behind again.[1] […]



Vitiate the Vote



TREVOR GILLUM – In defending his 2014 voter ID law, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proclaimed, “It doesn’t matter if there’s one, 100 or 1,000. Amongst us who would be that one person who would like to have our vote canceled out by a vote that was cast illegally?”[1] Similarly, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory heralded his […]



Family first, but not really: How the US is behind the entire world when it comes to paid family leave



VINCENT CALARCO – “We’re number one!” and “USA! USA! USA!” both chants Americans often hear, whether it be directed towards their favorite sports team or passionately proving their patriotism for the red, white, and blue. However, the United States continues to be behind the entire world (with the exception of Papua New Guinea) when it […]




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