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  • Philip Jessup proposed the idea of a transnational law course. His vision of the subject was broad, including public and private international law; state and non-state actors; business, administrative, and political affairs; as well as negotiation and litigation. Inspired by his idea, TLB is only constrained by its pursuit to address all law transcending national frontiers.

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January 08, 2008


Will Lewis

The CISG is used in virtually every single transnational sales transaction. Or at least the opt out provision of the CISG is used in the vast majority of transnational sales transactions.

As to CIETAC, a very prominent China attorney and CIETAC arbitrator spoke at our school about legal careers in China. He suggested that you never use CIETAC in arbitration because they are corrupt, as evidenced by the arrests of many of its administrators over the years. He did suggest the Beijing and Shanghai Arbitration Centers as more acceptable alternatives. Even with a domestic arbitral award, you usually still need to go to court for enforcement. The big problem with international arbitration is that the Chinese party is not going to agree to it.

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