The Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) Dissertation Series provides access to abstracts and indexing information for doctoral-level dissertations completed by S.J.D. candidates at American University Washington College of Law. Each dissertation is an original contribution that advances knowledge in the field of legal literature and reflects the strong intellectual commitment of S.J.D. candidates to advanced legal study.

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Submissions from 2007

Safeguarding Taiwan's Globally Significant Biodiversity: Strengthening the Domestic Legal Framework and Participating in the Global Biodiversity Governance System as an Ecological Entity, Chin-Che Cheng

Submissions from 2006


The Arab League. A Comparative Examination of Voting Mechanisms: Exploration of the Unaminity Rule of the Arab League's Regulations and How the Rule Affects the Organization's Security Function, Abdulrahman N. Ben Homaid


Jordan and the World Trading System: A Case Study for Arab Countries, Bashar Hikmet Malkawi


The Impact of Regional Economic Integration under the GATT/WTO Regime toward the Peace Process: The Case of Conflict Resolution between Taiwan and Mainland China, Chen-Yu Wang

Submissions from 2005


The Impact of Federalism over the Formation of Personal Jurisdiction Rules in Two Different Legal Traditions: Limited Comparison to the Civil Law Model of the United Arab Emirates and the Common Law Model of the United States, Abaid Al-Mutairi

Submissions from 2003


A Non-Harmonized Perspective on Parallel Imports: The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights and the Free Movement of Goods in International Trade, Krithpaka Boonfueng


“Don't Buy Another Vote. I Won't Pay for a Landslide": The Sordid and Continuing History of Political Corruption in West Virginia, Allen Hayes Loughry II