The Purposeful Availment Trap
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Loyola Law School Los Angeles; USC Gould School of Law
September 12, 2012
7 Federal Courts L. Rev. 118 (2013)
Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2012-34
“The Purposeful Availment Trap” represents a very careful and powerful synthesis of years of studies on the theme of personal jurisdiction. In the essay we demonstrate how the Supreme Court’s current struggles on the theme of personal jurisdiction are the result of the purposeful availment “trap” that the Supreme Court has itself created. By interpreting its own interpretations, the Supreme Court got lost in dogma and dicta that make its opinions hard to reconcile with the fundamental principles of due process as articulated in International Shoe. This essay also highly benefits from a dialogue between the civil law and common law world, that we both respectively represent.
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Date posted: September 12, 2012 ; Last revised: May 26, 2013
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