Patrick Borchers

Patrick J. Borchers
Director of the Werner Institute, Professor of Law

Before joining Creighton School of Law in 2000, Professor Borchers served as an associate dean and professor of law at Albany Law School.  He worked in private practice from 1987 to 1990 and clerked for the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy while residing over the U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit from 1986 to 1987.

 

  • Education: B.S. (1983), University of Notre Dame
  • J.D. (1986), University of California, Davis
  • Conflict of Laws: The Choice-of-Law Process
  • Federal Court
  • Personal Jurisdiction over Foreign Companies, 3 INT’L J. PROC. L. 5, (2013)
  • Conflict of Law, West, 5th edition, with Peter Hay and Symeon C. Symeonides (2010)
  • Comparative Conflict of Laws: Conventions, Regulations, and Codes, Foundation Press, with Peter Hay and Russell J. Weintraub (2009)
  • Report on the Resolution of Outstanding Property Claims Between Cuba and the United States, Creighton University Press, with Michael J. Kelly, Richard C. Witmer, Erika Moreno, Arthur B. Pearlstein, & James S. Wunsch (2007)
  • Conflicts in a Nutshell, Thomas/West, 3rd edition, with David D. Siegel (2005)

 

  • Conflict-of-Laws Considerations in State Court Human Rights Actions, 3 University of California, Irvine School of Law, Law Review 45 (2013)
  • J. McIntyre Machinery, Goodyear, and the Incoherence of the Minimum Contacts Test, 44 Creighton Law Review 1245 (2011)
  • The Real Risk of Forum Shopping: A Dissent from Shady Grove, 44 Creighton Law Review 29 (2010)
  • Punitive Damages, Forum Shopping, and the Conflict of Laws, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. Law School, 70 Louisiana Law Review 529 (2010)
  • Executive Summary: Report on the Resolution of Outstanding Property Claims Between Cuba & the United States, 41 Creighton Law Review 207, with Michael J. Kelly, Erika Moreno, Richard C. Witmer, James S. Wunsch, & Arthur Pearlstein (2008)
  • The Conflict of Laws and Boumediene v. Bush, 42 Creighton Law Review 1 (2008)
  • Categorical Exceptions to Party Autonomy in Private International Law, Tulane Law School, 82 Tulane Law Review 1645 (2008)
  • The Coming Collision: Romer and State Defense of Marriage Acts, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University Law Review 1635 (2008)
  • A Proposed Property Claims Settlement Mechanism for the United States and Cuba, with Richard C. Witmer, Erika Moreno & Michael J. Kelly, 2 CUBAN AFF. 1
  • Jones v. Flowers: An Essay on a Unified Theory of Procedural Due Process, 40 Creighton Law Review 343 (2007)
  • The Essential Irrelevance of the Full Faith and Credit Clause to the Same-Sex Marriage Debate, 38 Creighton Law Review 353 (2005)
  • Nebraska Choice of Law: A Synthesis, 39 Creighton Law Review 1 (2005)
  • Elected to the Order of the Coif
  • Elected to the American Law Institute
  • Winner, ABA Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy’s Award for Scholarship (1995)
  • Managing Editor, U.C. Davis Law Review (1985-86)