Unit: School of Law
Department: School of Law
Office location and address
580 Massie RdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
This course is about the federal judicial system and its relationship to various other decision-makers, including Congress and the state courts. We will examine the jurisdiction of the federal courts; the elements of a justiciable case or controversy; the role of state law and so-called "federal common law" in federal courts; implied causes of action; and state sovereign immunity.
This course examines the distinctive issues that arise when civil litigation takes on an international dimension, including personal jurisdiction, choice of law, enforcement of judgments, sovereign immunity, the developing law of human rights. Arbitration and discovery outside the United States are also considered.
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member
This course is the first semester of a yearlong independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.