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Area of Study & Practice

  • International, Transnational, and Comparative Law

International Civil Litigation

This course is addressed to students preparing themselves to represent international interests in American courts, or their possible adversaries. Among the topics examined are (1) judicial jurisdiction to enforce American law on foreign firms or citizens doing business with Americans; (2) federal judicial jurisdiction over foreign governments and their citizens or to enforce international law; (3) discovery of evidence abroad and assistance to foreign courts seeking information in the United States; and (4) the respect given foreign proceedings and judgments.

Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.


Laurence R. Helfer
International Civil Litigation 501.01
Fall 2015
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