Political, economic and legal justice and the rule of law have been important public goals for many states, governments and reformers throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Despite centuries of effort, the social benefits anticipated from such policies continue to elude many people and communities in the region.

The Law and Justice in the Americas program brings Boston College Law School faculty and students together to pursue law reform and justice projects in the Americas. When Program faculty undertake a project, students are invited to apply for the position of Program Fellow. Depending upon the nature of the project, Fellows may prepare a paper under faculty supervision for publication as part of the Program’s Working Papers Series. Not all projects lend themselves to development of a working paper, but where possible, such papers offer Fellows the particular satisfaction of contributing to the literature on a particular subject of interest to the legal and policy communities.

Follow

Submissions from 2018

PDF

The Case for an EU Protagonist Role on Third Party Funding Regulation, Munia El Harti Alonso

PDF

Third-Party Funding in Investment Arbitration: Misappropriation of Access to Justice Rhetoric by Global Speculative Finance, Tara Santosuosso and Randall Scarlett

PDF

The Regulation of Third Party Funding: Gathering Data for Future Analysis and Reform, Rachel Denae Thrasher

Submissions from 2017

PDF

TPF and ISDS: A Public Comment on the Draft Report of the ICCA/Queen Mary Task Force on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration, Frank J. Garcia, Leo Gargne, Eric De Brabandere, Rachel Denae Thrasher, and William Park

Submissions from 2009

PDF

New Standards of Justice: Uncovering Motivations for Mexico’s Recent Judicial Reforms amid a Security Crisis, Kindra Mohr

Submissions from 2007

PDF

Modern Judicial Reform in El Salvador and Brazil, Dina Bernardelli

PDF

Supporting Parallel Legal Systems as a Means of Improving Access to Justice in Guatemala, Julie Endy

PDF

Judicial Review: Fostering Judicial Independence and Rule of Law, Daniel Garnaas-Holmes

PDF

From Inquisitorial to Accusatory: Colombia and Guatemala's Legal Transition, Andrés Torres

Submissions from 2006

PDF

Labor Provisions from NAFTA to CAFTA: Standards That Work, or a Work in Progress?, Michael O'Donovan

Submissions from 2003

PDF

Habeas Corpus Reform in El Salvador, Mary Holper