Date of Award

Spring 2010

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Law (SJD)



First Advisor

Christian Okeke

Second Advisor

Sompong Sucharitkul

Third Advisor

Jon Sylvester


This presentation will present and analyze the French and the United States' system of "freedom and civil rights." This presentation will outline the history of each country's legal system, and their constitutions. It will define the differences between the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, and Judicial Branch of each country. It will compare each country's ideology, philosophy and ways of thinking due to the history of their own democracy. The presentation will analyze and compare each country's civil liberties, court systems, and counter-terrorism laws recently enacted. It will make an in-depth analysis of the way each country "negotiates," which affects their international relations and affairs, as well as their legal systems. It will analyze the current affairs in each country and how their legal systems impact international law with each new crisis occurring in the world today.

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