Fall 2012 Course Schedule

Transnatnl Litigtn (LAW-675-001)

Meets: 03:00 PM - 04:20 PM (TTH) - Room 103

Enrolled: 15 / Limit: 20

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Review of U.S. law and practices relating to procedural steps taken abroad in aid of domestic litigation: service of judicial documents; taking of testimony; obtaining evidence; and authentication of foreign documents. Comparison of U.S. practices with those of foreign states: the role of attorneys and judicial officers; the concept of judicial sovereignty; and foreign blocking legislation. Introduction to the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the Inter-American Conferences on Private International Law. Study of the Hague and Inter-American Conventions on judicial assistance to which the United States is a signatory. Survey of domestic and foreign cases under the Hague Conventions.

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