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Current Projects

Below you'll find a collection of on going projects within our Centre for American Legal Studies. They cover a wide variety of sectors, all with the aim to produce cutting edge research that will have an impact on the American legal system.

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Universal Periodic Review

We provide advice, document drafting and alliance building services within the Universal Periodic Review Presession, before the Member State UPR in the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Universal Periodic Review >>

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Federalism and States Rights

This project investigates the legislation and relative constitutional arguments used by certain state legislatures between 2010-2016 to challenge the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Federalism and States Rights >>

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Environmental Regulation

The issue of environmental protection in the USA has never been more important or controversial than now.
Environmental >>

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Judicial Deference and Administration

This is a research project to meet the new challenges in administrative justice, with an emphasis on implementation and adjudication in environmental and healthcare cases.
Judicial Deference and Administration >>

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Language of the Legal Process

Effective use of language and communication in the legal process is essential for access to justice. Yet legal system was designed by lawyers for the use of lawyers.
Language >>

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UK and US Parallels: Brexit and Donald Trump

The Centre for American Legal Studies is working alongside the Centre for Brexit Studies to look in depth at the parallels between the Brexit vote in the UK, and the rise of Donald Trump in the US.
UK and US Parallels >>