Much to the West’s Chagrin, Lula Realigns Brazil with the Global South



By: Théo de Sá-Kaye, 3L Since winning last year’s presidential election, Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva has made his diplomatic ambitions for Brazil crystal clear. In November, before assuming the presidency, Lula made an impromptu trip to the COP27 summit in Egypt, vowing to protect the Amazon. In August, he traveled to Africa, stopping by Angola, São […]



The Marco Temporal Theory: Indigenous Rights in the Brazilian Amazon



By: Noah Rosenblum, 2L In a critical juncture for Brazil’s Indigenous communities, a legal theory known as “Marco Temporal” is being examined by the country’s Supreme Court, and its potential approval could reshape Indigenous land rights and exacerbate deforestation. This article explores the implications of marco temporal, its historical context, and the ongoing struggle between […]



Unregulated Artificial Intelligence: Automating the Loss of Civilization



By Sanobar Valiani, 2LArtificial intelligence (“AI”) aims to replicate human intelligence so precisely that a machine can be made to stimulate it. Since 2010, AI has made its way to the center of investment and political focus, promising “to give everyone incredible new capabilities” in sectors, including healthcare, retail, finance, transport, manufacturing, and government services. AI […]



Nicaragua Slides Further into Authoritarianism



By: Clady Corona, 2L It has been almost five years since Daniel Ortega, the President of Nicaragua and leader of the Sandinista National Labor Front party, announced changes to the country’s pension system that sparked protests and demonstrations. Since then, the country has largely remained under the radar while morphing further into an authoritarian regime. […]



Hyper-Inflation in Argentina



By: Jonathan Reiner, 2L Argentina has been facing high inflation issues with rates soaring past 100%. This is primarily due to a combination of factors, such as excessive money printing, high government spending, and a lack of confidence in the country’s economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has also exacerbated the situation, with lockdowns and supply chain […]



Canadian Banks: Why Following the Rules Works



By: Alexander Díaz-Thomas, 3L The American banking system is currently in freefall after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”). Self-described as a “financial partner of the innovation economy,” SVB was a large commercial bank that served to funnel money into new high-tech ventures, start-ups, and investments in Silicon Valley. After SVB’s implosion, the American […]



Metaverse Hearings Now in Session: Colombian Court Conducts First Hearing in the Metaverse



By: Brianna Riguera, 2L Just last month, an Administrative Court in Columbia made history by being the first ever to hold a judicial hearing in the Metaverse. On February 15, 2023, Magistrate Judge Maria Victoria Quiñones Triana presided over the hearing carried out by the Office 01 of the Magdalena Administrative Court, which was livestreamed […]




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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 & […]