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Course Name Transnational Litigation
Course Code LAW 6701P
Course Credits 6.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Students from outside of the Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program must have litigation experience.
Course Description

Like the economic activity giving rise to it, litigation and dispute resolution are becoming increasingly globalized and transnational in nature. This is most apparent in commercial litigation (although it arises also in other areas, e.g. products liability). As a result, disputants often have a choice as to where to litigate, or become embroiled in fights over where the litigation should be conducted, over choice of law, etc. The result is a subject which is an amalgam of civil procedure and conflict of laws. Supreme Court of Canada jurisprudence in this area will form the basis for analyzing the "revolution" in Canadian law relating to jurisdiction, service out of the jurisdiction, forum non conveniens, stay of proceedings, anti-suit injunctions, enforcement of foreign judgments and choice of law. The course will also focus on the processing of commercial disputes in the Ontario and English Commercial Courts and on litigating cases with interprovincial and transnational elements, and the role of domestic and international commercial arbitration. Attention will also be given to the impact on commercial dispute resolution of key developments abroad, such as the formation of regional arrangements like the European Union, and harmonization projects underway to develop a worldwide judgments convention and transnational rules of civil procedure.

Upcoming Offerings

Not currently scheduled

Specialization Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 10.5h Substantive; 1.5h Professionalism Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions hours. To inquire about hours and credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca This course is also eligible towards the annual CPD requirement with the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) for 1.5 ethics hours.
NCA Status N/A

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