San Diego International Law Journal

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Kate Ryzoc

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The United States has experienced unprecedented change over the last several months: the election of a black President, extreme volatility in the stock market, and the price of a barrel of gas dropping almost $100 in five months. However, these events on U.S. soil remind us how globally connected the world is. The election of Barack Obama caused global celebration. The economic downturn in the U.S. induced Britain, France, and others to execute massive stimulus packages. And when the price of a barrel of gas hit highs and lows, international markets reacted.

These international impacts remind us that the world is interconnected and that the decisions of one country can have drastic impacts on others. The 10th volume of the San Diego International Law Journal recognizes that much can be learned from other countries and cultures, and it is our job to continue to strive to create the ideal legal system.