Dennis Campbell

Lecturer

BA, California State University
JD, University of the Pacific
LLM, University of Stockholm

Biography

Dennis Campbell has served as Director of the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria, since 1974. Since 2004, he has also been CEO of Yorkhill Law Publishing in Salzburg. He is an Adjunct Professor at ELTE law school in Budapest (2007-present) and BU Law (2013-present); prior to that also served as Adjunct Professor at Suffolk Law School in Boston (2003-2014) and Franklin Pierce Law Center (1998-2001). From 1976 to 1987 he was Professor and Director of International Studies at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He has served as co-editor or editor of over a dozen books and monographs for Juris and West Publishing related in international law, including Digest of Commercial Laws of the World, International Protection of Foreign Investment, Remedies for International Sellers of Goods, Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, and International Telecommunications Law.

Courses

1 credits

The course will expose students to the practical aspects of cross border litigation by examining in depth] the ongoing 20+ year legal conflict among Chevron, the State of Ecuador, the indigenous tribes of the Lago Agrio, and two leading American law firms over claims concerning the pollution of a 4,000 square kilometer area of Ecuador. Through the lens of this complex, multi-jurisdictional dispute, the class will examine the types of legal, business, strategic and political issues raised in such a high-profile, "bet the company" dispute, including the Alien Tort Claims Act, the $9.5-billion judgment in Ecuador against Chevron, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, the impact of bilateral investment treaties, and tactics employed in pursuit of and defense against the recognition and enforcement of a foreign judgment. Readings will include the "Invictus Memo" by which Patton Boggs set out a settlement strategy for the plaintiffs and the ruling in the RICO litigation against the plaintiff's lawyers. By the end of the course, students will have an understanding the resources required and the challenges faced in pursuing multi-jurisdiction claims against a multinational corporation. Meeting dates - 2/5/2018-2/23/2018

SPRG 2018: LAW JD 784 A1 , Feb 5th to Feb 23rd 2018
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Mon,Wed,Fri 10:45 am 12:15 pm 1 Dennis Campbell
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