Transnational Civil Litigation

Catalog No.: 566

Course Description:

Lawyers who practice law in the 21st century are likely to have clients engaged in international business. Lawyers should therefore expect that, at some point, disputes between a third party and their clients will occur. This course prepares students for a business litigation practice by introducing them to various transnational dispute resolution options and associated obstacles that lawyers confront. Transnational Civil Litigation focuses on both judicial and non-judicial methods of resolving cross-border disputes. Since there is no one body of law covering transnational dispute resolution, multiple sources of law will be examined: U.S. federal and state law, treaties, and any agreements made by the parties themselves.