Transnational Litigation Seminar

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Upper-Level Writing
"W" Writing
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General Enrollment Course

This seminar will deal with the complexities added to the normal processes of civil litigation when each party is located in a different country. While the focus will be largely on U.S. practice and procedures, the litigation rules of other countries will be given significant consideration. Students will have the opportunity to review such concepts as personal and subject matter jurisdiction, service of process, discovery, and the enforcement of judgments, and to consider the application of those concepts in a transnational context. Much of the course will be conducted on the basis of analysis of assigned problems, with each student being designated to lead or co-lead the discussion of at least one specific problem. Where relevant, this may involve the preparation of necessary documents. Each student will be responsible for creating a check list of transnational litigation issues.