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University of Georgia law professor to present "Foreign Wars: The New Battleground in International Litigation"

October 25, 2011

DETROIT (Oct. 25, 2011) — Wayne State University Law School’s Program for International Legal Studies is pleased to host a lecture by University of Georgia Law Professor Peter Rutledge titled “Foreign Wars: The New Battleground in International Litigation.” The lecture, the last in the Fall 2011 Speaker Series, will take place from 12:15-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Law School’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. (Please note: The date and title of this lecture have changed.)

“Federal courts in the United States are increasingly faced with lawsuits by foreign nationals alleging that their human rights have been violated in conflicts overseas,” said Gregory Fox, director of Wayne Law's Program for International Legal Studies. “On one hand, these cases present compelling stories of tragic suffering. On the other, one may well ask whether U.S. courts are the right place for these victims to seek compensation. Peter Rutledge is one of the country's leading authorities on transnational civil litigation and the perfect person to address this difficult set of questions.”

Rutledge is a full professor whose teaching and research interests include international dispute resolution, arbitration, international business transactions and the Supreme Court. He is the author of the forthcoming book Arbitration and the Constitution and co-author with Gary Born of the book International Civil Litigation in the United States. His work has been published by Yale University Press, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press, and his articles have appeared in a diverse array of journals such as the University of Chicago Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review and the Journal of International Arbitration. He also regularly advises parties on matters of international dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration).

The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided.

For more information regarding the event or the Program for International Legal Studies, visit www.law.wayne.edu/international-studies.

Program for International Legal Studies
Wayne Law created the Program for International Legal Studies in recognition of the breadth of the faculty’s international engagements and expertise and the fact that nearly all aspects of law now have an international component. From regulation of cross-border financial transactions to controlling pollution that recognizes no boundaries to human rights treaties that regulate how governments treat their citizens, law is now an interconnected global phenomenon. The program coordinates all activities at Wayne Law related to international law. These activities include hosting the Speaker Series, sponsoring conferences and symposia featuring leading international scholars and practitioners, promoting research on international and comparative law topics, and providing important resources for Wayne Law students, alumni and friends interested in international law.

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