Distance-Learning Course: Recognition of Foreign Judgments

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Recognition of Foreign Judgments (3 credits)

The course “Recognition of Foreign Judgments” in fact involves two distinct procedures, the "recognition" of a foreign judgment and the "enforcement" of that judgment based upon the status granted to it by a domestic court.

In a recognition proceeding, a court in one country is asked to accept a judicial decision rendered by a court of a "foreign" country and to issue a judgment in substantially identical form without re-examining the merits of the original lawsuit. In an enforcement proceeding, if the recognized foreign judgment is a money judgment and the debtor has assets in the receiving jurisdiction, the successful judgment creditor will gain access to all of the enforcement remedies available in the recognizing country in order to execute the judgment.

The globalized economy results in judgments being globalized as well. Crossborder business engenders crossborder litigation. And crossborder litigation engenders crossborder recognition and enforcement procedures. - Professor Dennis Campbell

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Distance-Learning Courses

Five distance-learning courses are offered for credit toward the LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice. They are:

  1. Introduction to the United States Legal System (1credit),
  2. Case Study in Crossborder Litigation (2credits),
  3. Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (3credits),
  4. The Global Lawyer (3credits),
  5. International Project Finance (3credits).

Once commenced, a course must be completed within eight weeks unless an extension is requested and granted. The courses are available on a USB memory stick, on a DVD, or through the Internet. Each course is provided in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, incorporating videos, text, and PDF readings.

The courses are “self-contained”-no additional textbooks or casebooks or other resources are required. Each course includes quizzes and short-essay questions, the answers to which are sent automatically to the course instructor. Distance learning can account for a total of 12 of the 21 credits required for the LL.M. 

Upon completion of registration, the student will be sent the relevant USB or DVD or issued a password for online access to the course.

Distance Learning Faculty

Professor Dennis Campbell is Director of the Center for International Legal Studies and a Lecturer at Boston University and Eötvös Lorand University. He holds an LL.M. from Stockholm University and is a member of the New York, Iowa, and Colorado state bars.

Professor Julia Sullivan is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and was a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LL. She holds a JD from American University and LL.M. degrees from Boston University and Lazarski University.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The Center for International Legal Studies - CILS/the Center - is a non-profit law research, training, and teaching institute, established and operating as a public interest society under Austrian law ... Read More

The Center for International Legal Studies - CILS/the Center - is a non-profit law research, training, and teaching institute, established and operating as a public interest society under Austrian law. Its international headquarters have been in Salzburg, Austria since 1976. Its essential purpose is to promote and disseminate knowledge among members of the international legal community. Read less
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