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LAW - 675 Transnational Litigation

(3 hrs.)

Review of U.S. law and procedure in aid of international civil litigation. Comparison of judicial assistance procedures (service of process and obtaining evidence abroad) under U.S. and civil law systems. Survey of domestic cases under the Hague Service and Evidence Conventions; study of the concept of judicial sovereignty and foreign blocking statutes. Study of selected transnational litigation issues, including jurisdiction to adjudicate and subject matter jurisdiction; forum selection and arbitration clauses; concept of sovereign immunity and suits against foreign sovereigns. Prerequisites: Civil Procedure (LAW-501) and Evidence (LAW-633).