After reviewing more than 2,000 articles on the topic of global justice, Amos Guiora, a professor of law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, and a group of about 10 students from the College’s Global Justice Think Tank, have selected the top 10 for inclusion in the annual Global Justice Top 10, which was recently published by Oxford University Press.
The students worked under the supervision of the project director, recent College of Law graduate Artemis Vamianakis and Guiora. The judging process was blind, with selection predicated on a series of factors including the contribution to global justice, the quality of writing and research, and the potential to impact the public debate.
“The authors are a total cross-section from academia and outside; big names and rising stars, but for each of the three years that we have undertaken this project there has been one student noted included,” Guiora says. Furthermore, he elaborates, “The articles selected are an overview of the previous year’s trends in international and comparative domestic law, and we expand the definition each year to account for new developments in environmental law, national security law, the law of civil liberties, etc.”
RuthAnne Frost, a recent COL graduate who reviewed articles for the book, reflects, “What I found most interesting was the number of articles different scholars have written on various issues pertaining to global justice – terrorism, the laws of war, environmental protection, human rights, etc. Under each category we could come up with, there were dozens of articles published in the last year to read and evaluate.”
In addition to Guiora who wrote the introductory article, other contributors include Monica Hakimi, a visiting assistant professor of law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, on leave from the Office of the legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State; Neil Craik, associate professor, University of New Brunswick, who has practiced environmental law and been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1993; and Hallie Ludsin, a Fellow in Human Rights and Terrorism at the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, among others.