John F. Coyle

University of North Carolina School of Law

Associate Professor

Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, 160 Ridge Road

CB #3380

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380

United States

http://www.law.unc.edu/faculty/directory/coylejohnf/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

Acqui-Hiring

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 63, p. 281, 2013, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2040924
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 16 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2013
John F. Coyle and Gregg D. Polsky
University of North Carolina School of Law and University of Georgia School of Law
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start up companies, venture capital, acqhiring, acquire to hire, noncompetition, employment contract, silicon valley, social norms

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Startup Lawyering 2.0

95 North Carolina Law Review 1403 (2017), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2853445
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2017
John F. Coyle and Joseph M. Green
University of North Carolina School of Law and Gunderson Dettmer
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Startups; Entrepreneurship; Lawyering; Venture Capital; East Coast; West Coast; Fee Deferral; Lawyers Taking Equity

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The Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation in the Modern Era

Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 51, p. 302, 2013, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2150260
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 22 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2013
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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FCN treaty, treaty, friendship, commerce, navigation, bilateral, investment, arbitration, workers' compensation, specialization, fragmentation

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Crowdfunding and the Not-So-Safe SAFE

102 Virginia Law Review Online 168 (2016), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2830213
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2016
Joseph M. Green and John F. Coyle
Gunderson Dettmer and University of North Carolina School of Law
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Crowdfunding; Venture Capital; SAFE; Convertible Note; Investment Portal

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Contractual Innovation in Venture Capital

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 66, p. 133, 2014, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2417431
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 30 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2014
John F. Coyle and Joseph M. Green
University of North Carolina School of Law and Gunderson Dettmer
Downloads 989 (25,810)
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venture capital; law and entrepreneurship; contracts; corporate law; contractual innovation; Silicon Valley; convertible note; convertible security; Series Seed; Series AA; simplified convertible preferred stock; Simple Agreement for Future Equity; seed round; angel

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The SAFE, the KISS, and the Note: A Survey of Startup Seed Financing Contracts

103 Minnesota Law Review Headnotes 42 (2018), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2019
John F. Coyle and Joseph M. Green
University of North Carolina School of Law and Gunderson Dettmer
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SAFE, KISS, Convertible Note, Survey, Startups, Venture Capital

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The Canons of Construction for Choice-of-Law Clauses

92 Washington Law Review 631 (2017), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2789838
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 06 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2017
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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Choice-Of-Law Clause; Canons of Construction; Scope; Whole Law; Internal Law; Governed By; Construed in Accordance With; Contractual Claims; Non-Contractual Claims; Substantive Law; Procedural Law; Conflict of Laws

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Rules of Origin as Instruments of Foreign Economic Policy: An Analysis of the Integrated Sourcing Initiative in the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

Yale Journal of International Law, Vol. 29, No. 545, 2004
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 17 Dec 2004 Last Revised: 16 May 2008
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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trade agreement, rules of origin, foreign economic policy, Singapore, Integrated Sourcing Initiative, growth triangle, terrorism, indonesia, GATT, third states

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A Short History of the Choice-of-Law Clause

91 University of Colorado Law Review 1147 (2020), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 16 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2020
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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party autonomy; choice-of-law; conflict of laws; contracts; contract interpretation

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Interpreting Forum Selection Clauses

104 Iowa Law Review 1791 (2019), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 06 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2019
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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forum selection clause; contract; boilerplate; interpretation; construction; surveys; interviews; empirical; canon; default interpretive rule

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The Role of The CISG in U.S. Contract Practice: An Empirical Study

38 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 195 (2016), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2755743
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 31 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2017
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods; CISG; Choice-of-law Clauses; Sales Agreements; Uniform Commercial Code; International Business Transactions; International Sales

12.

The SPEECH Act and the Enforcement of Foreign Libel Judgments in the United States

18 Yearbook of Private International Law 245 (A. Bonomi & G. Romano eds., 2017), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 14 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2018
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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SPEECH Act; foreign judgments; libel; slander; defamation

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Rethinking the Commercial Law Treaty

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 45, p. 343, 2011, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1582898
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 05 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2011
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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Rethinking Judgments Reciprocity

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 92, p. 1109, 2014, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2332290
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 29 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2014
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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foreign judgments, enforcement of judgments, reciprocity, private international law, conflict of laws

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Enforcing Outbound Forum Selection Clauses in State Court

96 Indiana Law Journal (forthcoming 2021), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 08 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 31 Dec 2020
John F. Coyle and Katherine C. Richardson
University of North Carolina School of Law and McGuire Woods, LLP
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contracts, commercial litigation, choice of law, private international law

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Business Courts and Interstate Competition

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 53, p. 1915, 2012, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1928108
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 17 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2012
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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Courts, Dispute Resolution, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Interjurisdictional Competition, Interstate Competition

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An Empirical Study of Dispute Resolution Clauses in International Supply Contracts

52 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 323 (2019), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 11 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2019
John F. Coyle and Christopher R. Drahozal
University of North Carolina School of Law and University of Kansas School of Law
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arbitration, choice-of-law, forum selection, empirical, contract, international supply agreement

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Incorporative Statutes and the Borrowed Treaty Rule

Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 50, p. 655, 2010
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 04 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2010
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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Charming Betsy, borrowed statute rule, foreign relations, statutory interpretation, incorporation, implementing legislation, international law

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Altering Rules, Cumulative Voting, and Venture Capital

2016 Utah Law Review 595, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2719849
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 25 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2016
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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Cumulative voting; altering rules; venture capital; Silicon Valley; California Corporations Code; contractarian; anti-contractarian; mandatory; default; sticky default

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The Role of the CISG in Canadian Contract Practice: An Empirical Study

38 Journal of Law and Commerce 65 (2020), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2021
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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Interpreting Contracts Without Context

67 American University Law Review 1673 (2018), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 17 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2018
John F. Coyle and Mark C. Weidemaier
University of North Carolina School of Law and University of North Carolina School of Law
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contract interpretation; black holes; arbitration; choice-of-law

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Choice-of-Law Clauses in U.S. Bond Indentures

13 Capital Markets Law Journal 152 (2018), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2018
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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indenture; bond; choice-of-law clause; scope; contract drafting

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Reviving the Treaty of Friendship: Enforcing International Investment Law in U.S. Courts

49 Arizona State Law Journal 61 (2017), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2776279, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1382
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 06 May 2016 Last Revised: 24 May 2017
John F. Coyle and Jason W. Yackee
University of North Carolina School of Law and University of Wisconsin Law School
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bilateral investment treaty; treaty of friendship, commerce, and navigation; expropriation; full protection and security; fair and equitable treatment; international law in domestic courts; self-execution; private right of action

24.

Party Autonomy and the Presumption Against Extraterritoriality

55 Willamette Law Review 559 (2019)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 24 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2020
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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party autonomy; presumption against extraterritoriality; conflict of laws

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The Case for Writing International Law into the U.S. Code

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 56, p. 433, 2015, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2498681
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 21 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2015
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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international law in domestic courts; incorporative statutes; Kiobel; Medellin; Sosa

26.

Friendship Treaties ≠ Judgments Treaties

Michigan Law Review First Impressions, Vol. 112, p. 49, 2013, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2304814
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 03 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2013
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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Enforcement, Recognition, Foreign Judgments, Access to Courts, FCN treaties, Treaties of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation, Eleventh Circuit, Third Circuit

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Contracting Around the Hague Service Convention

53 UC Davis Law Review Online 53 (2019), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-36, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 18 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2019
John F. Coyle, Robin Effron and Maggie Gardner
University of North Carolina School of Law, Brooklyn Law School and Cornell Law School
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Hague Service Convention, transnational civil litigation, service of process, private ordering

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The Butterfly Effect in Boilerplate Contract Interpretation

82 Law and Contemporary Problems (2020, Forthcoming), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 15 Oct 2019
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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contract interpretation; boilerplate; butterfly effect; majoritarian default rules

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The Role of Public Policy in U.S. Private International Law

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Nov 2019
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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private international law; conflict of laws; marriage; divorce; adoption; child custody; contracts; non-contractual obligations; sharia law; enforcement of judgments

30.

Contract as Swag

124 Penn State Law Review 353 (2020), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2020
John F. Coyle and Joseph M. Green
University of North Carolina School of Law and Gunderson Dettmer
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contract, swag, metaphor, analogy, SAFE, KISS, poison pill, contractual innovation, intellectual property, diffusion

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Enforcing Inbound Forum Selection Clauses in State Court

Arizona State Law Journal (forthcoming 2021), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2020
John F. Coyle and Katherine C. Richardson
University of North Carolina School of Law and McGuire Woods, LLP
Downloads 42 (472,816)

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The Great Vanishing: International Trade Agreements in U.S. Courts

95 North Carolina Law Review Addendum 70 (2017), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2853472
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 19 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2017
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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international law in domestic courts; U.S. foreign relations law; international trade; free trade agreement; treaty of friendship, commerce, and navigation; Uruguay Round; URAA; Corus Staal; Charming Betsy

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Cruise Contracts, Public Policy, and Foreign Forum Selection Clauses

75 University of Miami Law Review (forthcoming 2021), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 25 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 29 Dec 2020
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Private International Law, Forum Selection Clauses, Eleventh Circuit, Cruise Ships, the Bremen, Carnival Cruise

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Friendly and Hostile Deals in the Market for Sovereign Control: A Response to Professors Blocher and Gulati

66 Duke Law Journal Online 37 (2017), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2912318
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 07 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2017
John F. Coyle
University of North Carolina School of Law
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Market for Sovereign Control; Friendly Deals; Hostile Deals; International Law; Remedial Secession; Crimea; Louisiana Purchase