The LL.M. Thesis and Essay Series provides access to the theses and essays completed by LL.M. candidates at the University of Georgia School of Law. The LL.M. candidates produced a required thesis until 2007, with the thesis being replaced by an optional LL.M. Essay beginning in 2008. Each paper is a substantial work of legal research and analysis on a subject selected by the LL.M. student with guidance from the director of Graduate Legal Studies and a School of Law faculty member.

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Submissions from 2007

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Applicable Law Provisions in International Uniform Commercial Law Conventions, Paolo E. Conci

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Judicial Review of International Commercial Arbitral Awards by National Courts in the United States and India, Aparna D. JUJJAVARAPU

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Ethiopia's Sovereign Right of Access to the Sea under International Law, Abebe T. Kahsay

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Comfort Women: Human Rights of Women from Then to Present, Jinyang Koh

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Imports or Made-in-China: Comparison of Two Constitutional Cases in China and the United States, Xiao Li

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Taxing Emotional Distress Recoveries: Does Murphy Show the Way?, Kaushal P. Mahaseth

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The Land of the Free: Human Rights Violations at Immigration Detention Facilities in America, Caitlin J. Mitchel

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International Legal Standards Governing the Use of Child Soldiers, Dorcas B. Mulira

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Corporate Restrictions in Mexico and the United States, Dennis Rios

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Regulating Transnational Corporation for Environmental Damage, Sonal Sahu

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The Need for a Transnational Appellate Arbitral Review Body, Priya Sampath

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A Consumption Tax versus a Federal Income Tax in the United States, Shelly-Ann R. Tomlinson

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Financial Holding Company System and Relevant Legislation, Ye Wang

Submissions from 2006

The Hamburg Rules, Kweku G. Ainuson

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Tourism in Antarctica: History, Current Challenges and Proposals for Regulation, Juan Y. Harcha

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Reconsidering the Medical Expert Witness System, Yunweh Jiang

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Enforcement of Human Rights under Regional Mechanisms: a Comparative Analysis, Fekadeselassie F. Kidanemariam

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Shareholders' Agreements in Close Corporations and Their Enforcement, Ricardo Molano Leon

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A Comparative Study on the Trade Barriers Regulation and Foreign Trade Barriers Investigation Rules, Junrong Song

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How to Deal with Multi-party Nominations of Arbitrators in International Commercial Arbitration - a Comparative Study of Appointment Procedures with Emphasis on U.S.-European Commerce between Private Entities, Marie-Beatrix Tupy

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Balancing Regulations and Incentives for Foreign Direct Investment: a Case Study of Mexico and Kazakhstan, Dauren B. Tynybekov

Submissions from 2005

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The Legality of Humanitarian Intervention, Eric Adjei

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A Comparative Assessment of U.S. Direct Investment in China and India, Kalpana Arjunan

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Pre-contractual Obligations in France and the United States, Florence Caterini

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Comparative Law: Alcohol, Drug Abuse & Jurisprudence from the United States to Korea, Hyun J. Cho

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Commercial Speech in the United States and Europe, Oxana Valeryevna Gassy-Wright

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Accountability of Transnational Corporations under International Standards, Lea Hanakova

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Protection of "Persona" in the EU and in the US: a Comparative Analysis, Anna E. Helling

Income Tax Preferences to Foreign Investment in China since the Late 1970s, Xiaoyang Hou

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Role of the World Bank and IMF in Issuing Loans to Russia: Responsibility, Tricks, Corruption, Mafia, and Important Use of Legal Enforcement, Elmira A. Makova

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Governance and Responsibility of Multinational Enterprises: the Use of Codes of Conduct and Litigation to Change Multinational Enterprises' Behavior, Maria Fernanda Matach

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Free Movement of Goods: a Comparative Analysis of the European Community Treaty and the North American Free Trade Agreement, Pedro A. Perichart

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The Drafting Process for a Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and Judgments with Special Consideration of Intellectual Property and E-commerce, Knut Woestehoff

Trade-related Environmental Measures and GATT: the Conflict between Trade Libralization and Environmental Protection, Fang Zheng

Submissions from 2004

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The Question of Non-trade Issues in the WTO from a Developing Country Perspective, Cecilia Alzamora

Cybercrime, Karissa Ayala

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Protection of Children from Exploitation in West Africa: Illusion or Reality?, Afua Brown-Eyeson

Legal Structures of European Security and Defense Policy and War Powers under the U.S. Constitution, Heiko Buesing

U.S. Antidumping Law and Practices against Korean Exports, Jinwook Choi

Regulation of Hate Speech, Haiping Deng

The Institutional Framework of the European Union for the Conduct of Foreign Affairs, Frederic Eggermont

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Comparison of New Zealand and United States Securities Markets through the Looking Glass of the Efficient Market Hypothesis, Carla Natalia Gargiulo

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Private Party Participation in the World Trade Organizations, Taehyung Im

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Issues Regarding the Most Effective Tool of U.S. Bankruptcy Law, Zeenat Kera

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Contracts and Electronic Agents, Sabrina Kis

Historical Aspects of State Arbitration Policy, Elton R. Lanier

Regulating Non-territorial Commercial Environments in Territorial-based Legal Systems, Pedro Martin G. Less Andrade

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Unilateral Refusals to Deal in Intellectual Property as Monopolistic Conduct, Bolanle Meshida

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Comparative Analysis of Federal Income Tax Imposed on U.S. C Corporations and Russian Joint Stock Companies, Alina Y. Mitskevich

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Legislation and Implementation of International Environmental Law by African Countries: a Case Study of Ghana, Brigitte L. Okley

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The Challenges of Tax Collection in Developing Economies (with Special Reference to India), Pramod K. Rai

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Family Businesses, Choices of Legal Entity, Martina L. Rojo

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Sound Record Producers' Rights and the Problem of Sound Recording Piracy, Stanislava N. Staykova

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The Change of Corporate Governance Structure in the United States and Taiwan, Yifan Tseng

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Fiduciary Duties of Directors in the Context of Going-private Transactions to the Minority Shareholders under Delaware Law, Yuan Wang

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Recognition and Enforcement of International Commercial Arbitration Awards, Shouhua Yu

Submissions from 2003

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Interim Measures in International Commercial Arbitration: Past, Present and Future, Sandeep Adhipathi

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Reservations, Human Rights Treaties in the 21st century: from Universality to Integrity, Pierrick Devidal

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Technological Advances Leading to the Diminishing of Privacy Rights, Anabelle Maria D'Souza

Protection of Consumer Privacy in E-commerce, Choong L. Ha

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Mergers and Acquisitions in Europe: Analysis of EC Competition Regulations, YoungJun Lee

Security Interests in Intellectual Property Rights: the Time Has Come for the Enactment of New Laws, Esteban Mazzucco

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The Convergence of Trade and Environment and the Relative Role of WTO, Xiaoxi Meng

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The Main Characteristics of State's Jurisdiction to Tax in International Dimension, Alfred Nizamiev

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U.S. Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries: a Case Study of Malaysia, Mexico and South Africa, Abenaa A. Oti-Prempeh

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A Historical View of Intellectual Property Rights in the Palestinian Territories, Ihab G. Samaan

Submissions from 2002

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An Analysis of the Duty to Negotiate in Good Faith: Precontractual Liability and Preliminary Agreement, Aarti Arunachalam

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Multinational Corporations Facing the Varying Concepts of Jurisdiction : "forum non-conveniens", Contrasts between the Anglo-American and the European Law Systems, Sandrine Buttin

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Minority Shareholders and Oppression in Close Corporations: Contracting as an Effective Protection Device, Marcella Machado Carneiro

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Freedom of Speech, Cinema and Censorship: a Comparative Analysis of Issues of Freedom of Speech Violations as a Result of the Rating Regulation Authorities in the Motion Picture Industry in France and the United States, Stephanie Grenier

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International Corporate Governance Practices and Their Implications on Investors, Namwandi Hamanyanga

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Current Problems of International Taxation of Electronic Commerce, Nuran G. Kerimov

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An End to the Political Question Doctrine in Korea?: A Comparative Analysis, Myeong-Sik Kim

The Evolution of the Law's Treatment of the Confessions of Mentally Disabled Criminal Suspects, John E. Knight

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Public and Private Interests in Copyright Law: Creativity, Science and Democracy vs. Property and Market, Daryana I. Kotzeva

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The Intra-enterprise Conspiracy Doctrine as Applied to Affiliated Corporations under Section 1 of the Sherman Act, Michael B. Menz

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The Right to Freedom of Religion vis a vis Religious Intolerance in the New Millennium, Buihe P. Okenu

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Conflict of Laws in the Enforcement of Foreign Awards and Foreign Judgments: the Public Policy Defense and Practice in U.S. Courts, Anupama Parameshwaran

Balancing Interests: Statute of Limitations and Repose in Medical Malpractice Cases, Laurie L. Paterson

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A Comparison of Environmental Impact Assessment Process between the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and the Basic Environmental Protection Act (BEPA), V An Rhee

Offshore Investments, Ana Maura M. Safrin

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Lawyers' Value in Mergers and Acquisitions under the New World of Multidisciplinary Practices, Yunling Wu

Submissions from 2001

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David vs. Goliath (2001): An Analysis of the OECD Harmful Tax Competition Policy, Truman Butler

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Transfer Pricing: A Comparative Study of the French and U.S. Legal Systems, Valerie Ciancia

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Foreign Direct Investment in Colombia, Juliana Gomez

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Modernization of European Community Competition Law, Alejandro Leon-Vargas

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Corporate Distributions to Shareholders in Delaware and in Israel, Anat Urman

Submissions from 2000

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Endangered Species Protection: A Proposal to Modify the Legislation in Colombia, Adriana Campuzano

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The Application of EC Competition Law to Non-European (U.S.) Corporations, Federico Cavicchioli

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Gap-filling and Freedom of Contract, Shumei Lu

Submissions from 1997

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Marketing Software in Brazil: Stragegic Planning in a Changing Economic and Legal Environment, Susan T. Craighead

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Private and Governmental Barriers Affecting International Market Contestability: Current and Prospective Remedies, Massimo G. Manzoni

Submissions from 1996

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Legal Aspects of the New International Economic Order - Moving Towards a Viable Framework for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, Idara Ekaete Bassey

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The Effect of Bankruptcy on Executory Contracts in General and on Licensing Agreements of Intellectual Property in Particular, Alexandra Baumgartner

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Agent’s Knowledge in an Era of Corporate Restructuring: Imputation, Liability and Protection, Beate Buescher

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The Duties and the Powers of the Chapter 7 Trustee in Bankruptcy in the United States and in Belgium, Chantal J. De Nauw

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The Prenegotiation Phase on International Trade in Services Negotiations: A Case Study on North/South Issues Negotiations, Jaime A. Granados

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Fiduciary Duties of Bidder Directors in the Context of Tender Offers - Fair Play in a War, Henning Bernd C. Lowe

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An Analysis of the Disallowance of Advertising Expenses for Tobacco Products, Ravi Mannam

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An Analysis of the Nature and Impact of Legal Complexities Facing United States Corporations Considering Investment into the New South Africa, Philip R. McDougall