This course analyzes civil suits in U.S. federal courts that raise cross-border, international and foreign legal issues. Specific topics covered include transnational jurisdiction, international forum selection, transborder choice of law, extraterritorial application of U.S. law, federal rules for service of process and discovery of evidence abroad, the special treatment of foreign governments as parties, and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. The course focuses on the litigation of these topics in U.S. courts, but it also compares how similar issues are addressed in the European Union and Latin America.
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Scheduled in-class examination
|Laurence R. Helfer|
|Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.501.01.F17|
|Email list: LAW.501.01.F17@sakai.duke.edu|
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