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The Civil Law Tradition in U.S. Courts

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General Enrollment Course
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International / Comparative
Experiential Learning
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Course Description

The course will introduce students to the increasing foreign law issues from the civil law tradition that U.S. courts find themselves resolving today.   It will consist of some traditional classroom work but will be devoted equally to negotiations, various drafting exercises, litigation simulations, and other problems arising in current case law that involve arguing, assessing, and briefing. Reading topics and practical written or oral exercises will address the encounter of the common and civil law in cases such as those concerning the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, Section 1782 discovery requests and blocking statutes.