Boston University School of Law

JD896 Transnational Litigation


This course is designed to expose students to aspects of civil litigation in the federal courts that has a transnational or foreign component, such as a foreign defendant, events abroad, or the interpretation of foreign or international law. It will examine the statutes, case law and treaty law that shape how courts deal with these cases. It encompasses issues related to international business transactions and international human rights litigation, including, for example, issues of the extraterritorial application of U.S. laws, service of process abroad, personal jurisdiction, foreign sovereign immunity, the taking of evidence abroad and the enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards.