International Litigation

Credits: 2.00
Faculty: Maryellen Fullerton, Louis Kimmelman, Roger Michalski

Students will be introduced to the diversity of issues and problems relating to international litigation. The course considers the special problems of litigating or arbitrating a dispute that has significant connections with more than one country. Topics in the course include: suing foreign defendants in United States courts; suits by foreign plaintiffs; recognition of judgments; the Act of State doctrine; foreign sovereign immunity; extra-territorial application of United States law; Alien Tort Statute; damages resulting from international flights; international child abduction; letters of credit; and arbitration and mediation.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final exam.