Data Gathering and Analysis: The Anatomy of a Merger Investigation in Europe

Ever since the early days of European merger control, the European Commission (“Commission”) has relied heavily on information provided by the notifying parties and by relevant third parties in carrying out its review of concentrations. More recently, the Commission has added economic analyses and Read More …

Sex and the Shari’a: Defining Gender Norms and Sexual Deviancy in Shi’i Islam

This Article demonstrates that modern authoritative jurists working within the Shi’i tradition have developed their rules respecting sex regulation in order to serve three primary commitments. The first commitment is less a normative expectation and more a presumption of reality. Read More …

Soziale Kompetenz: A Comparative Examination of the Social-Cognitive Processes that Underlie Legal Definitions of Mental Competency in the United States, Germany, and Japan

Part I of this Article will examine plain-text selections of legal language concerning mental competency from the constitutions, codes, or relevant decisions by the highest national courts, of three countries: the United States, Germany, and Japan. As three of the biggest economic powers on Read More …

The Pen and the Sword: Legal Justifications for the United States’ Engagement Against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)

Part I of this Comment will lay out the potential arguments the United States could make to justify its engagement against ISIS under international law, jus ad bellum. This Part will also present existing commentary on the strengths and weaknesses of the available Read More …