Carbonneau and Butler's International Litigation and Arbitration, 2d
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These materials introduce students to the processes for resolving international commercial disputes. The focus is exclusively upon judicial and arbitral adjudication, and the text endeavors to expose students to the comparative advantages and disadvantages of each. While arbitration is not a perfect process, it does far better than municipal trial systems in establishing an international rule of law for commerce and commercial transactions. The treatment of traditional problems—such as jurisdiction, proof of foreign law, and trans-border evidence-gathering—is comprehensive and thorough. The materials consistently address the practical issues that attend the international representation of clients, as well as the analytical difficulties that accompany them. The text contains commentary and a series of probing analytical questions that will stimulate the students' imaginations and test their emerging professional mettle.