2017–2018 Award Recipient Comment Title

Stephen T. Zamora Award: Outstanding Comment in U.S.-Mexican Relations

Michael Dearman

Intractable Problems and Modest Solutions: The Illicit Antiquities Trade Between the United States and Mexico

Stephen T. Zamora Award: Outstanding Comment in International Economic Law

Kristin Kluding

Disincentivizing the Growing Trend of Denunciating the Investment Treaty Framework: Tracking the Criticisms and Analyzing the Future of Transnational Regulation of Investment Law

Walter A. Wright Award: Outstanding Comment in International Law

Teri Russel

#TwitterinPolitics: How the use of Social Media Could Become Customary International Law

Antroy Arreola Award: Outstanding Comment in International Law

Ashley Lopez

Where is my Name?: The Struggle for Afghan Womens’ Identity Rights and the Need for International Intervention

Marissa Weitzner Arreola Award: Outstanding Comment in International Law

Andrew Vaughan

Exploring the Constitutionality of the Jasta Act and its Potential Consequences for United States Foreign Relations

The James W. Skelton Award for an Outstanding Comment in International Petroleum Law Clara Betancourt

The Legal Impact of Executive Order 13808 on American Companies Servicing Venezuela

The Allyson Li & Paul A. Arnold Award for Outstanding Casenote in International Economics Daniel Vasquez

Bolivarian Republic of Venez. v. Helmerich & Payne Int’l Drilling Co.: Raised Pleading Standard and the Potential Effects

2016–2017 Award Recipient Comment Title

Stephen T. Zamora Award: Outstanding Comment in U.S.-Mexican Relations

Ernesto Danache

Mexico and Investment Dispute Resolution: Is Mexico’s Approach to the ICSID Convention a Misconception?

Stephen T. Zamora Award: Outstanding Comment in International Economic Law

Mike Meltser

Major League Baseball and Cuba in the Age of Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump

Walter A. Wright Award: Outstanding Comment in International Law

Tiffany Li

Leftover Men! An Aftermath of China’s One-Child Policy

Gus Vlahadamis Award: Outstanding Comment in International Law

Calvin McKnight

The Energy Modernization Policy Act: Updating the U.S. Energy Strategy for the New Age of LNG

Antroy Arreola Award: Outstanding Comment in International Law

Manuel Schoenhuber

The European Union’s Refugee Deal with Turkey: A Risky Alliance Contrary to European Laws and Values

Scott S. Cramer Award: Outstanding Comment in International Transactional Law

Christopher Caudill

An Unnatural Drought: How the Water Shortage in Jordan May Impact the Treaty of Peace Between the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and Jordan’s Options for the Future

Marissa Weitzner Arreola Award: Outstanding Comment in International Law

Tania Alonso

The Aftermath of the Panama Papers and its Implications on Tax Compliance Programs Aimed at Combating Abusive Off-Shore Tax Avoidance

The James W. Skelton Award for an Outstanding Comment in International Petroleum Law Sean Belding

Global Conflict in the South China Sea, Challenges Facing the Law of the Sea and Mutually Assured Destruction

The Allyson Li & Paul A. Arnold Award for Outstanding Casenote in International Economics Maggie Kiely

To Ban or Not to Ban: Shakespearean Drama Trumps Constitutional Analysis in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,” analyzing The Washington v. Trump opinion

2015–2016 Award Recipient Comment Title

Stephen T. Zamora Award: Outstanding Comment in U.S.-Mexican Relations

Jacqueline F. Hyatt

The Energy-Water Nexus: Water Regulation in the Wake of Mexico’s Hydrocarbon Reform

Stephen T. Zamora Award: Outstanding Comment in International Economic Law

Hannah Tucker

The New Cold War: A Novel Takings Theory on Economic Sanctions Against Exploration and Production in Russia

Walter A. Wright Award: Outstanding Comment in International Law

Nicole Su

The International Custody Battle: Conflict of Law Between the Hague Abduction Convention and U.S. Asylum Law

Gus Vlahadamis Award: Outstanding Comment in International Law

Margaret Webber

Lifting the Sanctions Against Iran: Business Implications for the United States and European Union

Antroy Arreola Award: Outstanding Comment in International Law

Mitchell Ford

War on the Final Frontier: Can Twentieth-Century Space Law Combat Twenty-First-Century Warfare?

Scott S. Cramer Award: Outstanding Comment in International Transactional Law

Ian E. Brown

China’s Leaked CSRC Report Five Years Later: Baseline For Variable Interest Entity Trajectory?

Antroy Arreola Award: Outstanding Comment in International Law

Victoria Dessens

Dispute Settlement Within the WTO and MERCOSUR: Who Can Get Brazil Under Control?

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Skelton, Jr. Award for Outstanding Comment in International Energy Law Angela Y. Kao

Talk Is Cheap, So Is Oil: Where Do We Go Now That We’ve Lifted the United States Crude Oil Export Ban

2014–2015 Award Recipient Comment Title
LEX Writing Excellence Award for Outstanding Comment in International Law Mark Burgin Holy Moses: Guiding the Rio Grande out of the Desert
Walter A. Wright Award for Outstanding Comment in International Law Victoria Guzman A Comparison of Surrogacy Laws of the U.S. to Other Countries: Should There Be a Uniform Federal Law Permitting Commercial Surrogacy?
Albertus Magnus Award for Outstanding Comment in International Law Jill M. Robinson A “Myriad” of Controversy over the Question of Human Gene Patent Eligibility: A Comparison of the Differing Approaches in the United States and Australia
Scott S. Cramer Award for Outstanding Comment in International Transactional Law Yang Wang Incorporating the Third Branch of Government into U.S. National Security Review of Foreign Investment
Executive Board 38 Award for Outstanding Comment in International Law Amy Westergren The Data Liberation Movement: Regulation of Clinical Trial Data Sharing in the European Union and the United States
Jordan J. Paust Award for Outstanding Comment in Human Rights Law Thomas W. White, Jr. Referendum in Crimea: Developing International Law on “Territorial Realignment” Referendums
37th Anniversary Award for Outstanding Comment in International Law Li Yi Overcoming Barriers to Sustainable Fracking: What Shale China Do?
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Skelton, Jr. Award for Outstanding Comment in International Energy Law Jackie Zhong Red Gold: The Legal Framework Governing Foreign Investments in China’s Oil Industry
2013–2014 Award Recipient Comment Title
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP Award for Outstanding Comment in International Resource Law Pierce Cox Electricity and Natural Gas in India: An Opportunity for India’s National Oil Companies
Jordan J. Paust Award for Outstanding Comment in Human Rights Law Juan Carlos de las Cuevas Exceptional Measures Call for Exceptional Times: The Permissibility under International Law of Humanitarian Intervention to Protect a People’s Right to Self-Determination
James W. Skelton Jr., Award for Outstanding Comment in Public International Law Courtney Giles International Data Privacy Laws: A Comparison of Approaches in India and Brazil
Executive Board 36 Award for Outstanding Comment in International Economic Law Philip MacFarlane Convergence or Competition? U.S. and Chinese Investment Treaties in Latin America
Billie L. Wilson Memorial Award for Outstanding Comment in International Law Amanda Pesonen Encouraging Work-Family Balance to Correct Gender Imbalance: A Comparison of the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Iceland Act on Maternity/Paternity and Parental Leave
Marissa and Antroy Arreola Award for Outstanding Comment in International Law Stephen Small Bitcoin: The Napster of Currency
Executive Board 37 Award for Outstanding Comment in International Law Brian Srubar Breaking Bad Policy: Shifting U.S. Counter-Drug Policy, Eliminating Safe Havens, and Facilitating International Cooperation
Executive Board 36 Award for Outstanding Comment in International Law Bradan T. Thomas Autonomous Weapon Systems: The Anatomy of Autonomy and the Legality of Lethality