Globalization and Private Dispute Resolution (SC)

Section 1ZO, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 8/16
Credits: 1

Course Description

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 some of the traditional principles of private international law in the context of the rapidly changing global business environment. Areas covered will include the jurisdiction of US courts over parties to international disputes, the concept of international jurisdiction, jurisdiction in cyberspace, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. Attention will also be given to the important doctrine of forum non conveniens, to international parallel proceedings and 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.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
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Written Work Product
Written Work Product: 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.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

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