Canada’s Online News Act Would Require Google and Meta to Pay for Shared News



By Ashley Knoblauch, 2L On April 5, 2022, legislators introduced Bill C-18, or the Online News Act (the “Act”), in Canada’s House of Commons. The Act’s purpose is to improve “fairness in the Canadian digital news marketplace” by regulating digital platforms, such as Meta’s Facebook or Google, where news content is shared. Under the Act, digital […]



This Feels Like Deja Vu: The Riots of January 6, 2021 and January 8, 2023



By July Choi, 2L On January 6, 2021, thousands of Americans stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to show their disapproval of the 2020 presidential election of Joe Biden. Rioters marched toward the capitol chanting “we’re taking our country back,” and wielding flags and weapons. The mob, referred to as “great patriots” by former […]



Brazil’s Presidential Election and the Fight to Preserve the Amazon



By Rob Hilton, 2L The political divide in Brazil is sharp as the country is wrapping up one of the most contentious and polarizing presidential elections in its history. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (“Lula”) overcame incumbent right-wing president Jair Bolsanaro with a 50.9% majority. The President-Elect had previously held the top office in the […]



Reinvest or Repurchase? Canada Passes Buyback Tax to Nudge Companies to Reinvest



By Trevor Rowars, 2L On November 3rd, 2022, Canada announced a 2% tax on all share buybacks by public companies in Canada. This 2% buyback tax will become effective on January 1st, 2024. Canada’s government projects that this will raise 2.1 billion Canadian dollars ($1.5 billion US dollars) over the course of five years. Canada […]



Beware of Law 75 When Establishing a Distribution Agreement in Puerto Rico



By Camila Gonzalez Del Toro, 3L Over the years, the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico has become an excellent attraction to commercialize foreign merchandise because of its tax incentives, geographic location, and expansive consumer market. Many multinational corporations have extended their operations to Puerto Rico by appointing local distributors. Consequently, Law 75 enacted on June […]



Corporate Governance for Brazilian Soccer Teams: An Avenue for Social Change?



By João Pereira, 2L Soccer is a cornerstone of Brazil’s identity and culture. Attendance at soccer games has exceeded 150,000 people on multiple occasions. Soccer team rivalries simultaneously divide and unite families, friends, and cities. Fans are so attached to their teams that one man nearly plunged himself from the top of a stadium after […]



Pope’s Redemption Tour: An Atonement or Appeasement?



By Maggie Walsh, 2L WARNING: This post contains details that some readers may find distressing. Last summer, Canadian officials discovered the remains of 215 children in unmarked graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. The discovery is part of the dark history of residential schools (present in both the United States and Canada): Indigenous […]




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IALR Presents its 2022-2023 Executive Board and Candidate Class



The Inter-American Law Review proudly announces its 2022-2023 Executive Board. Congratulations to these dedicated members of our law review: Editor in Chief: Ashley Rahaim Executive Editors: Sara Lazarevic & Marina Santos Managing Editor: David Scollan Student Writing Editors: Nicholas Pierre-Paul & Thalia Rivet Online Publications Editor: Kayla Wong Articles and Comments Editors: Melany Danielson, Sam Kramer, William Schwartz, & Giovanna Spargo Alumni Advisor […]



IALR Presents its 2021-2022 Executive Board and Candidate Class



The Inter-American Law Review proudly announces its 2021-2022 Executive Board. Congratulations to these dedicated members of our law review: Editor in Chief: Alexa Garcia Executive Editors: Kristina Thoren & Jessica Santos Managing Editor: Alejandra de la Camara Student Writing Editors: Camila Chediak & Alejandro Anselmi Gonzalez Online Publications Editor: Nicole Vila Articles and Comments Editors: Minerva Santiago Acevedo, Samantha Johnson, David Prieto & […]