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.
Center for International Legal Studies
The Center for International Legal Studies is based in Salzburg, Austria, and has operated there for nearly 50 years. The Center has more than 5,000 lawyer members worldwide, engages in extensive legal publishing, and organizes continuing legal education programs and academic programs in Europe and Asia for Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, Lazarski University in Warsaw, Poland, Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, and Lixin University in Shanghai, China.
Three distance-learning courses are offered on the e-learning platform of the Center for International Legal Studies. They are Introduction to the United States Legal System (1 credit), Case Study in Crossborder Litigation (2 credits), and Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (3 credits). Once commenced, a course must be completed within eight weeks. 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. Completion of all three courses leads to the Certificate in International Legal Studies, issued by the Center for International Legal Studies. The administrative fee for the courses is only US $30 per credit. Students who complete the Certificate (3 courses) may transfer 6 credits toward the LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice degree and receive credit for fees already paid - as well as apply for a 50% LL.M. tuition scholarship. Distance learning can account for a total of 6 of the 21 credits required for the LL.M.
How to Join the Program
- Access the registration form.
- Select a course or courses.
- Pay the administrative fee(s) with PayPal.
- Upon registration and payment, you will receive a link to create your distance-learning account and access your course(s).
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