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 1997

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International Jurisdiction in Products Liability Cases (Analysis of Asahi and Post-Asahi Cases), Tsutomu Kuribayashi

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Federal Reserve: History, Purposes and Functions - An Analysis, Mukunda Lakshamanarao

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

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Fair Use in American and Continental Laws, Omar M.A. Obeidat

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Are Tuna and Dolphins the Same? A Rule of Reason Approach to Resolve the Trade and Environment Conflict, Anantha K. Paruthipattu

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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Analysis of the U.S. Regulations of Derivatives: Does the Use of Such Complicated Instruments Pose a Serious Threat to the Safety and Soundness of the U.S. Banking System?, Erwin De Deyn

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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

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The Continental Moral Rights Doctrine and its Applicability in the United States Copyright System, Oswaldo Jose Quintana

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The Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Equitable Remedies and Other Types of Non-Money Judgments in United States and French Courts: A Comparative Analysis, Noele Sophie Rigot

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The United States Implementing Legislation of the Uruguay Round Agreement on Antidumping: Its Problems and Effects on the Bilateral Trade Relation Between the United States and Korea, Changdong Shin

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Punitive Damages in Ancient Roman and Contemporary American Tort Law, Esther Julia Sonntag

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Major Changes in Council Regulation 3283/94: Its Compatibility with the Uruguay Round Anti-Dumping Code, Sangsoo Son

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Choice of the Applicable Law in United States Maritime Law and the Venezuelan System, Daniel Eric Vielleville

Submissions from 1995

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Internal Governance Standards, Suramya Balachandran

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The Fourth Amendment Protection Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures and the French Experience, Florence Sophie Boreil

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APEC As A New Model of Regional Economic Cooperation: Compatibility with GATT, Bing Ding

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Overview of the Role of Precedent in the Legal System of the United States, Ana Elena Fierro

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Strategic Alliances: Emerging Trends in Future Corporate Business, Naresh Menghraj Gehi

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Civil Liability for Damage Caused to the Environment by Hazardous Waste: Lessons for the European Union from the US Experience, Artemis Hatzi-Hull

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The Relevant Market in European Merger Law, Benedicte Haubold

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The Value of Public-Notice Filing under Uniform Commercial Code Article 9: A Comparison with the German Legal System of Securities in Personal Property, Jens Hausmann

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Foreign Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: How Changing Attitudes have Affected the Legal Environment in the Post Cold War Era, Joel Waswa Kisubika

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U.S. Practices in Risk Assessment and Risk Management for Product Safety under Article 2.2 of the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, Suckhong Ko

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International Arbitration and Procedures to Enforce Awards in the Relationship between the United States and Germany, Michael Kronenburg

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Judicial Protection of the Individual Against Administrative Actions in the United States and in Germany, Joerg Nikolaus Uhl

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Priorities in Chattel Paper: Analysis of § 9-308 of the U.C.C., Joseph Wilson

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Fiduciary Duty of Directors in Takeover Setting, Ladda Woravitlikit

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Job Security: Protecting At-Will Employees with Good Cause Legislation, Mayumi Yokoyama

Submissions from 1994

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International Responsibility of Public International Organizations and Their Member States, Christian R. Pitschas

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Liability for Injurious Consequences to the Global Climate, Sudha RP Rao

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Responsibility of the Individual under International Law for Crimes Committed in the Context of Armed Conflicts, Michael Reiffenstuel

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"Snitching" for the Common Good: In Search of a Response to the Legal Problems Posed by Environmental Whistleblowing, Stefan Ruetzel

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The Global Loss of Biological Diversity: A Perspective, in the Context of the Controversy over Intellectual Property Rights, Ajay K. Sharma

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Legal Foundations and Institutional Framework of the Monetary Union in Europe and in the United States, Johan Van Den Cruijce

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Liberalization of India’s Trade and Investment Policies: Pitfalls and Advantages for U.S. Firms Doing Business in India, Sanjiv Verma

Submissions from 1993

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Legal Implications of the Virtual Enterprise, Jan Gerhard Werner

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The Application of U.S. Antidumping Law to the Imports from The People's Republic of China: Review of Evolution and Need for Revolution, Li Yang

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The Antidumping Laws and Principles under the GATT: Protecting Protection, the “Dunkel Drafts” and After the Uruguay Round, Heejang Yoo

Submissions from 1992

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Emerging Conflicts over Intellectual Property in Recent GATT Negotiations, Sonia Baldia

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Reinsurance: Bad Faith Considerations and Insolvency Dilemma, Hui-Ju Hsieh

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The Deregulated Airline Industry: Legal Challenges for the Nineties, Vijayesh D. Roy

Patent Infringement under the Doctrine of Equivalents in the Federal Circuit, Seun Guyn Shin

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Approach to Horizontal Restraint: Reliance on Exemption from Antimonopoly Act in Japan as Contrasted with Antitrust Laws in the United States, Yutaka Sumii

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A Review of Taiwan’s Fair Trade Law Draft by Referring to the U.S. Antitrust Laws, Min-Huang Su

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Policy and Legal Aspects of Technology Transfer from the United States to China, Yongman Zhang

Submissions from 1990

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Promotion of U.S. Foreign Investment in Selected Eastern European Countries in the 1990’s. Comparative Analysis of Foreign Investment Laws in Poland, the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Hungary and Possible Impact of the U.S. Law on Their Operation, Dorota Szewc

Submissions from 1989

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The Warranty of Quality in Sale of Goods under the Perspective of the American and French Law, Renaud Baguenault De Puchesse

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Cable Traffic and the First Amendment Must-Carry Under a Diversity Approach and Antitrust as Possible Alternative, Bruno Vandermeulen

Submissions from 1988

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Forum Shopping in Products Liability Actions: A Comparison Between the United States, France and Germany, Lothar W. Baum

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Remedies for Breach of Contract under the Uniform Commercial Code, the General Conditions of Delivery of Goods of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, Hasan T. Choudhury

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American Export Controls and Extraterritoriality, Isabelle Clement

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Free Movement of Goods Within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): Comparisons with European Economic Community (EEC), Theophilus Fuseini-Bart

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The Impact of Arbitral Awards on the Development of International Law: The Development of the International Law Concerning the Taking of Foreign-Owned Property, Rainer Gildeggen

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International Concurrent Jurisdiction: Dealing with the Possibility of Parallel Proceedings in the Courts of More than One Country, Bernd U. Graf

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Per se Legality of Vertical Restraints: Contested in America -- Not Debated in Germany: Search for Reasons and Comparison, Rainer F. Hildebrandt

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A Comparative Analysis of Unfair Dismissal Law with Particular Reference to the Law as it Pertains to the South African Worker, Haydn T. Hillestad

Submissions from 1987

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Fiscal Policy Impacts on Foreign Direct Investments in the United States, Gerd Braunig

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Legal Factors in the Acquisition of a United State Corporation: Litigation by Hostile Targets, Johan E. Droogmans

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Protection of Shipowners’ Liability Under United States Law and Marine Insurance Practice, Izak Stephanus Fourie

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A Comparative Approach to Extraterritoriality in the Fields of Antitrust and Export Controls, Andreas Knaul

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Equal Protection Limitations on Choice of Law Decisions, Anne-Marie Witters

Submissions from 1986

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Taxation of Natural Resources: Are Provisions Applying to the Domestic Natural Resources Industry Also Applicable to Deep Seabed Mining?, Jozef Leysen

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The Law Governing Arbitration Agreements in International Trade, Daniele Lingua

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The Future of the United Nations and the World Government., Ge Fan Liu

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Planning under the National Environmental Policy Act: The Use of Environmental Impact Statements in Agency Decisionmaking, Ralf Marxen

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From Freedom of Commercial Speech to Consumer's Freewill: Comparative Advertising as a Watchdog of Consumer's Interests, France Michel

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Control of Public Spending - Approaches to Balanced Budgets in the United States, Canada, and Europe in Comparison, Peter Schaefer

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Motion Pictures in American and International Copyright Law, Christof Siefarth

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The Foreign Direct Investment Controls, Ruey-Fen Sung

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Toward A Comprehensive Theory of Standard Form Contract Law: A Synthesis of the Best from Germany and America, Dagmar Thurmann

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The Role of Efficiency Justifications in U.S.-American and West German Merger Control Law: A Comparison, Christian Westerhausen

Submissions from 1985

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Litispendence Between the International Court and the Security Council, Theodoor JH Elsen

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The Injury Test under the US and EEC Antidumping and Courntervailing Law, Francois Gabriel

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Legal Issues of Market Dominance: A Comparative Study, Helmut Gottlieb

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Protection Available to a U.S. Citizen Who Buys Securities from Foreigners: Relief in the U.S. for Sales at Home and Abroad; Protection under U.K. and Thailand Laws, Narestr Kesaprakorn

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Bad Check Crime: A Comparison Study between the United Arab Emirates and the United States, Abdurahim Y.M. Sharaf

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The Tax Expenditure Budget: A Typological Analysis, Jochen Winter

Submissions from 1984

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The Extraterritorial Application of the Export Administration Act of 1979, Peter T. Knopf

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Fraud and Injunctive Relief in International Standby Letter of Credit Transactions: A Comparative Study, Dirk H. Mahler

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Small High Technology Companies and Public Policy: A Legal Analysis, Werner W. Mielke

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Freedom of Expression in England and the United States: A Comparative Study, with Particular Reference to Restrictions Imposed by Means of Prior Restraint, Peter G. Shears

Submissions from 1983

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Sovereign Immunity from Execution: A Comparative Analysis, Rainer Esser

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Comparison of the U.S.S.R. and United States on the Territorial Sea, Exclusive Economic Zone, and Strait Issues, Erik Franckx

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the South Pacific Islands: Economic, Political and Legal Interactions, Vinson F. Jamir

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The Impact of the "Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980" on International Tax Treaties, Karin E. Landmann

Submissions from 1982

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Balancing the Management and Property Rights of the Employer against Employee's Section 7 Rights, Leonard J. Spooner

Submissions from 1980

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Taxation Aspects of Foreign Investments in India, Udai V. Singh

Submissions from 1979

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The Constitution of the Northern Mariana Islands: Does a Different Cultural Setting Justify Different Constitutional Standards?, James A. Branch, Jr.

Submissions from 1974

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The Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes within the United Nations System, Giovanni Acerbi

Submissions from 1972

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The Proper Law of Business Torts, Georg H. Kutschelis

Submissions from 1971

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Judicial Opinion Analysis, John J. Daley

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Parens Patria: Fiction of the Juvenile Court, David M. Featherstone