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.
Preservation and online access to S.J.D. dissertations is provided through ProQuest’s Digital Archiving and Access Program. Full text is available to American University Washington College of Law faculty, students, and staff on campus through Proquest’s Dissertations and Theses Database. Dissertations may be ordered by title, author, or publication number from Dissertation Express.
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
HLS has many endowed prizes for student papers and essays. Details for each are listed in the Harvard Law School Catalog. Prize winners are announced each year in the commencement pamphlet and mentioned annually in the Harvard Law Bulletin, the alumni magazine and on the law school web page. The Library has not specifically collected prize papers over the years but has added copies when possible. When the Library is made aware of the fact that a paper in the collection is a prize recipient, a note indicating that status is sometimes added to the HOLLIS record for that paper. If you are looking for papers that won a particular prize, search Hollis for the name of the prize. Note that although prizes may be eligible for yearly awards, they are not always awarded yearly.
See Writing Prizes for links to lists of prizes and recipients back to 2008/2009
Harvard Law School Prize Essays (1850-1868) This is a collection of handwritten prize essays covering a wide array of topics studied at that time, such as torts, domestic relations, property, admiralty, partnership, common law, and pleading. See the finding aid for a full description of this collection.
Addison Brown Prize Awarded annually or biannually for the best student essay on a subject related to private international law or maritime law. Browse those papers held by the Library designated as recipients
Victor Brudney Prize This prize was established by the Program on Corporate Governance in honor of Professor Victor Brudney, Robert B. and Candice J. Haas Professor in Corporate Finance Law, Emeritus. This prize may be awarded annually to the best student paper on a topic related to corporate governance. Papers receiving this award also appear at http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/olin_center/corporate_governance/prizes.shtml. Browse those papers held by the Library designated as recipients.
Irving Oberman Memorial Award Awarded annually for the best student essays on a specified, current legal subjects. See the appropriate HLS Catalog for the annual topics. Browse those papers held by the Library designated as recipients.
John Gallup Laylin Prize Awarded annually to the best student paper in the field of public international law. Browse those papers held by the Library designated as recipients.
Mancini Prize Awarded annually to the best student essay in the field of European Union law. Browse those papers held by the Library designated as recipients.
Sidney I. Roberts Prize Awarded annually to the best student paper in the field of taxation. Victor Brudney Prize Awarded annually to the best student paper on a topic related to corporate governance.
Yong K. Kim Memorial Prize Awarded to the best student paper on the law or legal history of East Asia or legal issues surrounding U.S.-East Asia relations.
There are some student papers in our institutional repository DASH. Whenever possible, information about the paper (e.g. prizes won, courses for which the paper was written, etc.) has been included for keyword searching.