Houston Journal of International Law

This journal publishes articles in international and comparative law, including international business, finance, torts, crime and human rights.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 2, Winter

Admirality Judges: Flotsam on the Sea of Maritime Law?
I. INTRODUCTION The United States Constitution and Congress have expressly granted admiralty and maritime jurisdiction to the federal courts. Exercising this authority, admiralty judges have enunciated principles of maritime law that provide both...
Arbitration under NAFTA Chapter 11: Past, Present, and Future
I. INTRODUCTION This Article explains the background of the North American Free Trade Agreement (1) (NAFTA) by centering on its dispute resolution provisions and outline the provisions of Chapter 11 of NAFTA (Chapter 11), perhaps the most innovative...
Is the United States the World's Dumping Ground for Steel? Recent Influxes in Steel Imports in the United States, the Effects, and the Possible Remedies
I. INTRODUCTION Due to the repercussions from the tragic events of September 11, 2001, it is even more imperative that the general public be made aware of the current U.S. steel crisis. The economic devastation suffered in the United States resulting...
John R. Brown (1910-1993): The Judge Who Charted the Course
Few people have the ability and opportunity to influence significantly both their profession and culture. John Robert Brown was such a person. He was an outstanding maritime lawyer, an innovative judicial administrator, and a federal judge who changed...
Lessons from the Master: The Legacy of Judge John R. Brown
On my desk at home, I keep a copy of Judge John R. Brown's portrait, along with framed snapshots of Ann Richards, Geraldine Ferraro, and my law school friend, the late Mike Morisi. Although I am not sure the Judge, a lifelong Republican, would appreciate...
Speech in Honor of the Dedication of the John R. Brown Admiralty Library at the University of Houston Law Center Building
I am very pleased to be asked to introduce Judge John R. Brown (1) to you on this occasion. This is the first time that I can recall, in the eighteen years that I have known him, that I have had the opportunity to speak first. I am going to enjoy taking...