Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW7613
    Sched. No.: 114821825

Globalization and International Civil Litigation (SC)
Section 1
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McEvoy, Timothy J.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MTWRF, 1405-1535 (WB116)
Credits:1Type:Lecture - short course
Capacity:14 **This information is current as of 11/27/2014 06:14:04 AM**
Current Enrollment:5 **This information is current as of 11/27/2014 06:14:04 AM**

Course Description:

This short course meets Tuesday-Friday, September 23-26 and Monday-Thursday, September 29-October 2.

Globalization and the growing importance of electronic commerce have rendered a range of existing legal rules and regulatory regimes inadequate and in need of fundamental reappraisal. This course will examine traditional principles of private international law in the context of the rapidly changing global business environment. Areas covered will include the concept of international jurisdiction, choice of law rules in inter-jurisdictional contracts and in internet transactions, the implications of electronic commerce for private international law, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. Particular attention will be given to the important doctrine of forum non conveniens, to the use of anti-suit injunctions, and to provisional and protective measures in international litigation. The work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law in these areas will also be considered. Students will be expected to complete two (2) short paper (3-4 pages each) spread over the course, based on the reading material distributed. The remainder of the assessment will be based on class participation. In recognition of the particularly consolidated period in which the course will run this fall, the prescribed reading will be reduced from what has been required in previous years.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at all class sessions is expected
COURSE REQUIREMENT: Two short papers (50%) and class participation (50%)