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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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