Vivian Grosswald Curran

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Distinguished Professor of Law

3900 Forbes Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

United States

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Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

Comparative Law and Language

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF COMPARATIVE LAW, Reinhard Zimmermann and Mathias Reimann, eds., Oxford University Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Nov 2005
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Law and Human Suffering: A Slice of Life in Vichy France

Journal of Law and Literature, Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-20
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Jul 2016
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Vichy, diaries, France, Second World War, Nazi Occupation, Resistance, WWII

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Extraterritoriality, Universal Jurisdiction, and the Challenge of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.

Maryland Journal of International Law, Vol. 28, p. 76, 2013, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-34
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 Oct 2013
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Extraterritorial jurisdiction; universal jurisdiction; Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.; international human rights; international law

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Comparative Law and the Legal Origins Thesis: '[N] On Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus'

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 57, 2009, University of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-24
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 28 Aug 2009
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Legal Origins Thesis, comparative law, comparative legal methodology, comparative law and history

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Globalization, Legal Transnationalization and Crimes Against Humanity: The Lipietz Case

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 56, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-03
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 25 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 06 May 2008
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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globalization, legal transnationalization, French law, crime against humanity, criminal law, tort law, civil law, comparative law

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U.S. Discovery and Foreign Blocking Statutes

Louisiana Law Review, Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-05
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 16 Feb 2016
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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foreign blocking statutes; U.S. discovery; transnational litigation; Hague Convention on Evidence; international arbitration

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Romantic Common Law, Enlightened Civil Law: Legal Uniformity and the Homogenization of the European Union

Columbia Journal of European Law, Vol. 7, p. 63, 2001, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper Series
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 16 Nov 2008
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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The Role of Foreign Languages in Educating Lawyers for Transnational Challenges

Penn State International Law Review, Vol. 23, P. 779, 2005, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper Series
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 10 Nov 2008
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Harmonizing Multinational Parent Company Liability for Foreign Subsidiary Human Rights Violations

Chicago Journal of International Law, Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-24
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 04 Sep 2016
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Multinational corporations, parent company liability, foreign subsidiary human rights violations, international human rights, comparative law, transnational legal harmonization

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On the Shoulders of Schlesinger: The Trento Common Core of European Private Law Project

European Journal of Private Law, Vol. 11, p. 66, 2003, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper Series
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Nov 2008
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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comparative law and theory, common core methodology

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The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act's Evolving Genocide Exception

UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs, Vol. 23, 2019, Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-27
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2018
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, exhaustion of local remedies, genocide, judicial interpretation, discrimination, international customary law

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Voices Saved from Vanishing

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 70, p. 435, 2009, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-18
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Jun 2009
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Jurists Uprooted: German-speaking Émigré Lawyers in Twentieth-century Britain, Jack Beatson, Reinhard Zimmermann, Nazism, comparative law, international law, Roman law, English law, British legal scholarship, émigré lawyers, émigré legal scholars, exile

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The Un-Common Law

In Sustainable Diversity in Law. Essays in Memory of H. Patrick Glenn (eds. Helge Dedek & William Twining, Forthcoming), U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-19
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Jun 2017
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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common law history, origins, jus commune, common law past and present

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Re-Membering Law in the Internationalizing World

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 09 Jun 2005
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Book Review: Gilles Cuniberti, Grands Systèmes De Droit Contemporains (2d ed., L.G.D.J., 2011)

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 61, p. 721, 2013, Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-18
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 12 Jun 2013
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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comparative law, civil law, common law, Western legal systems, Eastern legal systems, Oriental law, African legal tradition, dispute resolution, customary law, unwritten law, oral legal tradition

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U.S. Discovery in a Transnational and Digital Age and the Increasing Need for Comparative Analysis

Symposium contribution; Akron Law Review Forthcoming , U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-08
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Apr 2018
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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transnational discovery, Federal Rules, Hague Evidence Convention, Section 1782, foreign blocking statutes, digitalized data

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Politicizing the Crime Against Humanity: The French Example

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 78, p. 677, 2003, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper Series
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Nov 2008
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Racism's Past and Law's Future

U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research, Vermont Law Review, Vol. 28, 2004
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Nov 2008
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Evolving French Memory Laws in Light of Greece's 2014 Anti-Racism Law

Council for European Studies, Reviews & Critical Commentary (CritCom), Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-41
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 08 Nov 2014
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Greece’s anti-racism laws, European Court of Human Rights, Freedom of Expression, France’s memory laws, Armenian genocide, international human rights

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Comparative Law and Language Revisited

Forthcoming, Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law, (ed.s, Mathias Reimann & Reinhard Zimmermann), U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-25
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 19 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2017
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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comparative law, language, transnational law, interpretation

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Competing Frameworks for Assessing Contemporary Holocaust-Era Claims

Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 25, p. S-107, 2001, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper Series
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Nov 2008
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Les nouveaux défis de la globalisation pour le droit comparé: baliser entre contre-courants (Globalization's New Challenges to Comparative Law: Finding a Path between Crosscurrents)

Sociéte de Législation Comparée, Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-25
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 07 Aug 2015
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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comparative law, globalization, the role of judges, international comity and meeting of legal cultures

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Remarks on the GJIL Symposium on Corporate Responsibility and the Alien Tort Statute

Georgetown Journal of International Law, Vol. 43, p. 1019, 2012, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-33
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 Dec 2012
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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corporate liability, Alien Tort Statute, Kiobel, foreign law, universal jurisdiction, foreign legal culture, comparative law, crimes against humanity, civilian universal jurisdiction

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At the Crossroads of Law and Society: The Trial of Mendel Beilis

Forthcoming, Journal of Law and Literature, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-28
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Aug 2015
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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commemoration, blood libel, Beilis trial, tsarist judicial system

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Le juge national américain et le droit de l’environnement (The United States Judge and Environmental Law)

Prendre la responsabilité au sérieux (Mireille Delmas-Marty & Alain Supiot, eds., Presses universitaires de France), Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-26
Posted: 07 Aug 2015
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

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environmental law, comparative law, international law, judicial deference, United States Supreme Court

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Reviving Human Rights Litigation After Kiobel

American Journal of International Law, Vol. 107, p. 858, 2013, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-36
Posted: 15 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2014
Vivian Grosswald Curran and David L. Sloss
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law and Santa Clara University - School of Law

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Extraterritorial jurisdiction; universal jurisdiction; Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.; universal human rights; international law, Alien Tort Statute, civil claims, comparative law, The Rome Statute; Belgian Universal Jurisdiction; French Universal Jurisdiction; German Universal Jurisdiction

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From Nuremberg to Freetown: Historical Antecedents of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

In The Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law (Charles Chernor Jalloh,ed., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013 Forthcoming), U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-24
Posted: 03 Aug 2013
Vivian Grosswald Curran
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

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Special Court for Sierra Leone, Nuremberg, international criminal tribunals, international criminal law, crimes against humanity, international human rights, jus cogens, law and memory