Cara Maines

NYU School of Law


Cara Maines is a student at NYU School of Law. She is a recipient of the Janet M. Beckman Scholarship and the White & Case/Orison Marden Fellowship. Originally from Houston, Texas, she received her undergraduate degree cum laude from Columbia University, where she studied English. While in law school, she has interned at The Hague Conference on Private International Law and Debevoise & Plimpton. She is an executive editor of the New York University Law Review and previously served as the Law Women High School Mentorship Chair.

Posts by Cara Maines

Supreme Court Requests Response to FNC Cert Petition

The Supreme Court has called for a response in Wamai v. Industrial Bank of Korea, a terrorism-related lawsuit that was dismissed for forum non conveniens. The plaintiffs have asked the Court to consider how much deference federal courts should give U.S. plaintiffs’ choice of forum when they are joined by foreign co-plaintiffs. The Southern District…

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Cert Petition Defends Partial Forum Non Conveniens Dismissals

A pending cert petition before the U.S. Supreme Court asks whether a district court may dismiss part of an action pursuant to the doctrine of forum non conveniens (“FNC”) while allowing the rest of the case to proceed. The Tenth Circuit held that it could not in DIRTT Environmental Solutions Inc. v. Falkbuilt Ltd. because…

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