Center for International Legal Studies

Introduction

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. CILS holds several seminars each year in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. These conferences and meetings have been certified for CLE/CPD credit by the Law Society of England and Wales, the Bar of The Netherlands, the States of California, New York, Texas, and other states based on reciprocity. The Center for International Legal Studies has developed, coordinated and published more than 100 legal research projects since 1977. Nearly 5,000 lawyers worldwide have been recognized for their contributions to CILS projects. More than 300 have subscribed to the CILS Congress of Fellows. Other esteemed academics and practitioners support the Center as full and honorary members and associate members. The Center's International Legal Practice Internship Program places young lawyers and law students in training positions with law firms in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. These interns may also receive credit in their law schools' JD or LLM programs, and CILS also maintains institutional cooperation with several law schools to this end. Through its Visiting Professors Program, the Center places experienced practitioners in visiting professorships at institutions in East Europe and the former Soviet republics. More than 300 senior lawyers have taken up almost 700 appointments since the program began in 2006. FDI2015xs In cooperation with Lazarski University, Warsaw, Boston University, and Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest, the Center offer an LLM in Transnational Commercial Practice, for law graduates and practitioners. The LLM requires the satisfaction of 21 credits over in a two to three-year period. Cycles I and II are taught in Budapest, Hungary and Cycle III is taught in Warsaw, Poland. The Center for International Legal Studies organizes and has founded, together with SULS, PUSL, DIS and KCL, the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot, the premiere investor-State arbitration moot competition. The Center owns and administers the International Business Law Consortium, an alliance of select independent law firms helping each other serve their clients internationally.

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Course: Case Study in Crossborder Litigation

Online 8 weeks October 2019 Austria Salzburg Hungary Budapest Poland Warsaw China Shanghai + 5 more

The “star” of this 2-credit course is Aguinda v. Chevron, a case that commenced in 1993 in New York and continued through the courts of Ecuador, Brazil. Argentina, Canada, The Netherlands, and Gibraltar. [+]

Crossborder Litigation Case Study

The “star” of this 2-credit course is Aguinda v. Chevron, a case that commenced in 1993 in New York and continued through the courts of Ecuador, Brazil. Argentina, Canada, The Netherlands, and Gibraltar. Its long and tortured history - including multiple arbitration proceedings in The Hague and 23 discovery requests in federal courts in 10 states of the United States - provides a foundation for learning about the United States Alien Tort Claims Act, the United States Racketeer and Corrupt Organizations Act, Third-Party Litigation Financing, American Discovery, Bilateral Investment Treaties, and Extraterritorial Application of Law. Administrative fee - US $60.... [-]


Course: Introduction to United States Legal System

Online 8 weeks October 2019 Austria Salzburg Hungary Budapest Poland Warsaw China Shanghai + 5 more

This 1-credit course provides a survey of the American legal system, how it is organized, and how it works. [+]

Introduction to the United States Legal System

This 1-credit course provides a survey of the American legal system, how it is organized, and how it works. It is particularly relevant for laypersons and for lawyers who are not qualified in the United States. The purpose of the course is to provide a brief introduction to the American legal system. It is not intended to – and most assuredly will not – make you an expert in American law. It is best regarded as only a starting point, inviting you to more carefully explore areas of special interest to you in what is a complex legal system composed of many, many laws – federal and state – many, many courts – also federal and state. And many, many players – especially the many, many American lawyers, of whom there are 1.3-million. In this course, we will touch on the United States Constitution, the structure of the government, the organization and functions of the courts, and several cases. Administrative fee - US $30.... [-]


Course: Recognition of Foreign Judgments

Online 8 weeks October 2019 Austria Salzburg Hungary Budapest Poland Warsaw China Shanghai + 5 more

The 3-credit 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. [+]

Recognition of Foreign Judgments

The 3-credit 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 cross-border litigation. Crossborder litigation engenders cross-border recognition and enforcement procedures. Administrative fee - US $90.... [-]


LLM

LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice

Online Campus Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 - 5 years October 2019 Hungary Budapest Poland Warsaw China Shanghai + 6 more

Five institutions organize the LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice. The Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg, Austria) has more than 5,000 lawyer members throughout the world. The Law Faculty of Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland) has ranked first among Polish university law faculties for the last seven years. Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary), founded in 1635, ranks as the leading law faculty in Hungary. The Center for Financial Law and Policy at Lixin University is based in Shanghai, China, Boston University School of Law (Boston, Massachusetts) was established in 1872 and ranks in the top 25 of more than 200 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association. [+]

Five institutions organize the LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice. The Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg, Austria) has more than 5,000 lawyer members throughout the world. The Law Faculty of Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland) has ranked first among Polish university law faculties for the last seven years. Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary), founded in 1635, ranks as the leading law faculty in Hungary. The Center for Financial Law and Policy at Lixin University is based in Shanghai, China, Boston University School of Law (Boston, Massachusetts) was established in 1872 and ranks in the top 25 of more than 200 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association.... [-]


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CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STUDIES
Matzenkopfgasse 19

Salzburg, Salzburg, 5020 AT
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Budapest, HU
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Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, PL
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Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
Shanghai, Shanghai, CN