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.