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International Law Section Nuts & Bolts CLE
Topic: Key Tools and Terms of International Practice: The Basics of How to Become (or Act Like) an International Lawyer
The topics we will cover (briefly) will include:
- Legal ethics for international lawyers;
- advising clients on transactions subject to foreign law
- advising on disputes or transactions subject to adjudication in foreign courts
- the ethical obligations of an attorney licensed in Texas vis-à-vis use of foreign counsel
- Treaties practitioners should know something about—or at least know they exist: the NY Convention, UNCISG, Vienna Convention on Treaties; bilateral trade and investment agreements; how to learn about treaties and U.S. reservations, etc. (McNair on the Law of Treaties; Treaties in Force)
- Key federal laws on international issues: (e.g., the Trade Act of 1974, IEEPA, FSIA)
- Key judicial doctrines (Act of State, forum non conveniens, political question)
- When does state law applies? (Enforcement of foreign judgments, choice of law, etc.)
- Advising on foreign law, or transactions to be enforced in foreign jurisdictions; use of foreign counsel (ethical considerations)
- Ways to learn both the substance of the law, but also simple practice basics.
- Key resources: Restatement, ASIL, Treaties in Force, Bar colleagues, etc.
Cost for Members and Non-members: $15
Lunch and parking included.
To register, contact Martin Lutz.
1 hour partic. CLE