Transnational Litigation - Wasserman
Welcome to Transnational Litigation in United States Courts! I look forward to meeting you
on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in Room G12. In the meantime, I thought you might be
interested in knowing the required book, how to access the course TWEN page, and the assignment
for the first class.
You will also need the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The copy you used in first-year
Civil Procedure should be fine.
Born and Rutledge have published a “Documents Supplement,” dated 2011-2012, to
accompany the casebook. You do not need to purchase this book as I will post on the TWEN course
page all of the required statutes, treaties, and other materials included in the Documents Supplement
to which we will refer this semester. If you would like to have all of these materials neatly collated
in a published book, please feel free to purchase the Documents Supplement.
The course will have a web page on The West Education Network (“TWEN”). The URL,
from which you will access the course web page with your Westlaw password, is
http://lawschool.westlaw.com/twen/. By Thursday, January 4, 2018, the TWEN page will contain
the course description; the syllabus; e-mail links; the supplementary readings; and a copy of the final
exams administered in the past three years. I will post the PowerPoint slides used in class to the
TWEN page as soon after each class as possible (or before class if time permits). Please print out
a copy of the syllabus and bring it with you to class every day.
Assignment for first class:
For Monday, January 8, 2018, please read pages 1-21 (background) and pages 21-30
(alienage jurisdiction) in Born & Rutledge, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts (5th
In the meantime, enjoy the holidays and have a wonderful break!