Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Experiential Learning

479: International Litigation

Credit Hours



This course examines the litigation of international disputes in U.S. This is a perspective elective designed for 1Ls but available to all students. It covers the familiar civil procedures in the international context including choice of forum, choice of law, personal jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction, discovery, enforcement of judgments. It also covers topics unique to international litigation such as sovereign immunity, the act of state doctrine and foreign compulsion. The course also includes select topics in international litigation in foreign courts and an introduction to international commercial arbitration.