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Transnational Law and Practice, Second Edition

  • Donald Earl Childress
  • Michael D. Ramsey
  • Christopher A. Whytock
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Transnational Law and Practiceemphasizes the knowledge and skills that students need to solve the real-world transnational legal problems they are likely to encounter as lawyers in today’s globalized world—regardless of their field of practice and regardless of whether they are interested in international law as such. The casebook covers public international law and international courts; but unlike traditional international law casebooks, it urges students not to be “international law-centric” or “international court-centric” and gives them the resources to learn how to use national law and national courts, and private norms and alternative dispute resolution methods, to solve transnational legal problems on behalf of their clients.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Substantially re-written chapter on recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments to reflect recent important developments
  • Excerpts from and discussion of new Supreme Court decisions on extraterritoriality, personal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute and Foreign Sovereign Immunity
  • Excerpts from the new Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States and the draft Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • A practice-oriented approach that focuses on the knowledge and skills students need to solve real-world transnational legal problems on behalf of their clients.
  • Comparative perspectives throughout.
  • A team of authors with a wide range of expertise and experience in transnational litigation, arbitration, international law, constitutional law and transnational business transactions.
  • An excellent alternative to classic public international law texts for introductory or first-year courses on international or transnational law.
  • Multiple uses: With advanced material on transnational practice in U.S. courts, also ideal for upper-division courses on international civil litigation.
  • Practical materials not traditionally included in public international law casebooks, such as materials on transnational commercial arbitration and conflict of laws.
  • Extensive explanatory text to facilitate student learning and notes and questions that emphasize real-world lawyering, not just theory and doctrine.
  • Review questions at the end of each chapter to help students synthesize, logically structure, and flowchart complex material.
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About the authors
Michael D. Ramsey
Professor of Law
University of San Diego School of Law

Professor Ramsey teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, foreign relations law and international business law. Ramsey clerked for the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for the Honorable Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. He practiced international business law with the firm of Latham & Watkins. Ramsey taught as a visiting professor at the University of California, San Diego department of political science and at the University of Paris-Sorbonne department of comparative law. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 1995. Ramsey served as senior articles editor of the Stanford Journal of International Law. He received USD’s Thorsnes Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 1998, and the Thorsnes Prizes for Outstanding Scholarship in 2002 and 2007. He was awarded the law school's University Professorship for the 2012-13 academic year. Ramsey’s publications include emInternational Law in the U.S. Supreme Courtem (co-edited with Sloss and Dodge) (Cambridge University Press, 2011); emThe Constitution's Text in Foreign Affairsem (Harvard University Press, 2007); "Textualism and War Powers" in em69 Chicago Law Reviewem 1543 (2002); and "The Executive Power Over Foreign Affairs" in 111 emYale Law Journalem 231 (with Prakash) (2001).

Christopher A. Whytock
Professor of Law and Political Science
University of California, Irvine

Christopher Whytock is Professor of Law &and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, and a faculty affiliate of the UCI Center in Law, Society and Culture and the John & Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law. Professor Whytock’s research focuses on transnational litigation, conflict of laws, international law, and the role of domestic law and domestic courts in global governance. His scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in law journals including emColumbia Law Reviewem, emCornell Law Reviewem, Newem York University Law Reviewem and emUniversity of Pennsylvania Law Reviewem, and peer-reviewed social science journals including International Security. He is a co-author of the casebook emTransnational Law and Practiceem (with Donald E. Childress III and Michael D. Ramsey) and the book emUnderstanding Conflict of Lawsem (Fourth Edition) (with William M. Richman & William L. Reynolds). In 2013, Professor Whytock was appointed by the American Law Institute to serve as an adviser on the jurisdiction and enforcement section of the new Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States. Professor Whytock has taught courses on international law, civil procedure, conflict of laws, foreign relations law, international relations theory, and business associations. Professor Whytock previously taught at the University of Utah College of Law and practiced law as an associate at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.

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