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International Civil Litigation in United States Courts

Front Cover - International Civil Litigation in United States Courts

Fifth Edition

Gary B. Born
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Peter B. Rutledge
Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America

2011. 1,232 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-0755-5. With Teacher's Manual.

About the Book

The essential, comprehensive law school text for the future international litigator


  • The most current product on the market, featuring significant changes in the field over the past several years
    • Signing of the draft Hague Convention on Choice of Forum Agreements
    • Draft U.N. Convention of State Immunities
    • Major Supreme Court decisions
      • Sosa
      • Intel
      • Pasquantino
  • Gary Born
    • Heads Wilmer Hale’s international dispute resolution practice
    • Named “World’s Best International Litigator” by Legal Media Group in June 2006
  • Professor Peter Rutledge, named “Professor of the Year” by students at Catholic University for the last three years, is co-authoring this revision
  • Is comprehensive, covering every useful topic discussed in competitive texts and more
  • Couples the study of International Litigation with the study of Conflicts, integrating Conflicts throughout the book
  • Has crossover value as a professional title – this book can be kept by students as an extremely useful professional reference once they have begun their professional careers

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Entirely new sections facilitating comparative discussions on european law and foreign law approaches to topics explored in the book
  • Wholly revamped sections on extraterritoriality in the wake of the supreme court's decision in Morrison
  • The most current discussions on sovereign immunity in light of amendments to the foreign sovereign immunity act and key decisions like Samantar