University of Pittsburgh

Transnational Litigation

Catalog Number: 5453
3.0 Credits
Lecture
Priority: General Enrollment Course
Catalog Requirements: International / Comparative.

This course covers the basic concepts a U.S. lawyer needs to understand when practicing law with an international dimension. Topics will include personal jurisdiction over foreign defendants; service of process on foreign parties; the forum non conveniens doctrine and other complications of parallel litigation; the discovery of evidence located abroad and the impact of foreign blocking statutes; choice of governing law, including the extraterritorial application of U.S. law; and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.

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