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240.1 sec. 1 - International Civil Litigation (Spring 2014)

Instructor: John Choon Yoo  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: M 3:35PM-6:15
Meeting Location: TBA
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49637

This course provides an introduction to the civil procedure issues that arise in American courts when international matters are involved. It examines how international parties, events, and laws alter (or not) the manner in which American federal courts handle civil procedure issues. This course covers topics such as personal jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction, venue, forum nonconveniens, and choice of law. This course also includes Erie Railroad v. Tompkins and other subjects that may not normally be included in an international civil litigation course. Other topics unique to international litigation, such as the Act of State doctrine, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, and the Alien Tort Claims Act, will also be addressed.

Exam Notes: F/P
Course Category: International and Comparative Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Litigation and Procedure
Public Law and Policy

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  • International Civil Litigation in United States Courts, Fifth Edition
    Gary B. Born, Peter B. Rutledge,
    Edition: 2011
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9780735507555
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $210.00
    Price Source: user provided

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