United Nations emblem graphic by Nicolas Raymond.

Meet Your New Neighbors, All Six Billion of Them: How Globalization is Making the Legal World Smaller

People and nations are rubbing elbows more as the global population swells.  In 2002, the world’s population topped six billion; the U.S. Census Bureau estimates it will surpass nine billion by 2050.  Not only is this population growing exponentially, but also it is becoming more interconnected through increased access to communications technology and decreased reserves of traditional energy resources.