Migrant Caravan: New Immigration Phenomenon



By: Selene C. Vazquez Thousands of Central American migrants left their home countries and have embarked on a more than a thousand-mile journey towards the U.S.–Mexican border with their families. Some of the children are as young as a few weeks old. As these migrants flee poverty and violent crime, they hope to seek political […]



Gubernatorial Election: What’s at Stake for the Civil Justice System



By: Oliver Silva On January 7, 2019, three longtime justices of the Florida Supreme Court will be required to leave the court due to reaching a mandatory retirement age. On that same day, Governor Rick Scott will also leave office leaving his replacement with the duty to appoint three new justices. Appointments of Supreme Court […]



Facial Recognition Software Use in Police Departments Worldwide



By: Talia Boiangin Earlier this month, an Amazon employee wrote an op-ed for Medium, claiming that more than 450 employees sent a letter asking Jeff Bezos to stop selling their facial recognition software, “Rekognition,” to police worldwide. This comes just three months after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) tested its accuracy with 533 members […]



The International Court of Justice Will Not Force Chile and Bolivia to Negotiate Bolivian Sovereign Access to the Pacific Ocean



By: Amid Bennaim The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled against Bolivia in its dispute with neighboring Chile over access to the Pacific Ocean. The decision came as a heavy blow to the Bolivian government, which views access to the Pacific Ocean as a matter of sovereignty and economic survival. The decision was read […]



A Modern-Day Space Race, with Much Smaller Rockets



By: Tessa Mears China has infiltrated nearly 30 U.S. companies in its newest hacking scandal. This latest hack was completed with compromised Super Micro Computer, Inc. (“Supermicro”) motherboards—the largest supplier of motherboards in the world. The U.S. is no stranger to Chinese hacking. Some industry experts believe the first occurrences go as far back as […]



International Copyright Law and Sampling: The United States’ Refusal to Enforce Other Country’s Copyright Laws



By: Nikolas Dean As streaming services expand the music market exponentially, the opportunity for copyright infringement claims skyrocket.  Musicians sample music from international artists, and those artists attempt to bring copyright infringement claims in the United States.  In some cases, foreign artists ask the American courts to adopt their country’s copyright laws in order to […]



The International Criminal Court Faces a New Challenge: The Venezuelan Mafia State



By: Alec Waid Latin America is currently experiencing one of its most severe refugee displacement crisis in recorded history.  Venezuela is one of the highest contributors to the refugee crisis, with more than 1.5 million Venezuelans fleeing their homes since 2014.  Unfortunately, these refugees face no choice but to flee despite uncertainty of asylum status […]




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IALR Congratulates Alumnus Honorable Ramiro C. Areces’ Appointment to the Bench



The Inter-American Law Review would like to congratulate one of its alumni, the Honorable Ramiro C. Areces, for his appointment to the bench, where he will serve as a County Court Judge of the Eleventh Circuit of Florida. The investiture of Judge Areces was held October 12th, 2018, and the Chief Judge of the Eleventh […]



IALR Proudly Presents its 2018-2019 Candidate Class



The Inter-American Law Review proudly presents the newest candidate class for the 2018-2019 school year. We look forward to a great year ahead.  Congratulations to the following candidates! Katrina Flores Selene C. Vazquez Augusto M. Vaccaro Alec Waid Oliver Silva Tessa Mears Amid Bennaim Nikolas Dean Courtney Kaiser Benjamin Mitrani Patrick Phelan Joshua Levey Octavious Buiey, […]