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261.2 sec. 001 - International Litigation and Arbitration (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Neil A F Popovic  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


TuTh 08:35 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 12
From August 17, 2021
To November 23, 2021

Course Start: August 17, 2021
Course End: November 23, 2021
Class Number: 33047

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 33
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 35
As of: 01/25 05:06 PM

This course is intended to prepare students for practice in the overlapping fields of international litigation and international commercial arbitration. The field is an exciting and growing area of practice. Whether as student or practitioner, this area of law brings one into contact with other legal systems and legal cultures. For many, this interaction with other legal cultures makes practice in this area particularly stimulating and challenging.

There are no prerequisites for the course, although Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, International Law and Conflict of Laws are helpful. The course tracks in parallel the processes of international litigation and arbitration from initiation to enforcement. The subject is large. The course emphasizes arbitration proceedings; it does not address in any detail choice of law theories which are better considered in a course on Conflict of Laws. Likewise, although this course introduces many aspects of "International Civil Litigation," that course may be taken concurrently as it covers the subject in greater depth. The course in general avoids suits involving governments, leaving those aspects to either "International Law" or "International Trade."

Neil A.F. Popović is a partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP in the firm's San Francisco office and is Team Leader of the International Litigation and Arbitration team. Mr. Popović’s litigation experience includes a wide range of commercial disputes, including international dispute resolution (commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and litigation), consumer class actions and white collar criminal matters (including internal investigations). Mr. Popović also practices international environmental law, including representing clients in international negotiations. Mr. Popović also serves as a Project Complaint Mechanism Expert for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: International and Comparative Law

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