Maggie Gardner

Cornell Law School

Maggie Gardner

Maggie Gardner (@maggiekgardner) is an Associate Professor at Cornell Law School. She has served as an Associate Managing Editor for AJIL Unbound, as a co-chair for the Junior International Law Scholars Association, and as a fellow in the Appeals Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Before entering academia, she worked as a litigation associate at WilmerHale LLP and clerked for federal appellate and district court judges. Her articles on international litigation in U.S. courts have been published in such journals as the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Virginia Law Review, NYU Law Review, and Stanford Law Review.

Posts by Maggie Gardner

Personal Jurisdiction Gone Wrong: Barring U.S. Consumers from Suing Foreign Carmakers for Design Defects

The U.S. Supreme Court has twice emphasized (most recently in 2021) that the ability to sue a carmaker where the plaintiff lives and was injured is a quintessential exercise of personal jurisdiction. In Sellers v. Volkswagen AG, a Mississippi resident injured in Mississippi sued Volkswagen in Mississippi. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District…

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A Primer on Forum Non Conveniens

Under the doctrine of forum non conveniens, a judge may dismiss a case on the understanding that the case would be better heard in another sovereign’s court. It is a judge-made discretionary doctrine that can be invoked even if the court otherwise has proper jurisdiction over the case. This primer describes the current federal doctrine…

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Using TLB To Teach Transnational Litigation

One of our goals in creating TLB was to compile a set of educational resources for students and teachers. As we gear up for a new academic year, we will be running a series of posts highlighting TLB content that may be useful to professors of Civil Procedure, Foreign Relations Law, International Business Transactions (IBT),…

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