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Forum Non Conveniens and Transfer of Venue

This lesson takes you through the basic elements of the doctrine of forum non conveniens and through the statutes governing transfer of venue in federal court.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the difference between forum non conveniens and transfer of venue, and when each is appropriate, especially in federal court.
  2. List the relevant factors to use in analyzing forum non conveniens and transfer.
  3. Explain the basics of the various statutory bases for transfer in federal court: Sections 1404(a), 1406, 1631, and the multidistrict provision 1407.
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