Patrick Borchers
Patrick J. Borchers
Professor of Law

Patrick Borchers served from 1999-2007 as the eighth Dean of Creighton School of Law and then as Creighton’s Vice-President for Academic Affairs from 2007-2013. Professor Borchers is an internationally recognized scholar in private international law, federal courts law and international arbitration. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the International Academy of Comparative Law. Professor Borchers was the Principal Investigator on a study funded by the United States Agency for International Development to study resolution of claims of United States citizens against the Cuban government.

  • 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
  • JURISDICTION AND PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW (Patrick J. Borchers ed., 2014).
  • Peter Hay, Russell J. Weintraub & Patrick J. Borchers, CONFLICT OF LAWS: CASES AND MATERIALS (14th ed. 2013).
  • Peter Hay, Patrick J. Borchers & Symeon C. Symeonides, CONFLICT OF LAWS (5th ed. 2010).
  • Peter Hay, Russell J. Weintraub & Patrick J. Borchers, COMPARATIVE CONFLICT OF LAWS: CONVENTIONS, REGULATIONS, AND CODES (2009). Peter Hay, Russell J. Weintraub & Patrick J. Borchers, CONFLICT OF LAWS: CASES AND MATERIALS (13th ed. 2009) (also Teacher’s Manual).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Michael J. Kelly, Richard C. Witmer, Erika Moreno, Arthur B. Pearlstein & James S. Wunsch, REPORT ON THE RESOLUTION OF OUTSTANDING PROPERTY CLAIMS BETWEEN CUBA & THE UNITED STATES (2007).
  • David D. Siegel & Patrick J. Borchers, CONFLICTS IN A NUTSHELL (3d ed. 2005).
  • 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)

 

  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Twilight of the Minimum Contacts Test, 11 SETON HALL CIR. REV. 1 (2014).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, One Step Forward and Two Back: Missed Opportunities in Refining the United States Minimum Contacts Test and the European Union Brussels I Regulation, 31 ARIZ. J. INT’L & COMP. L. 1 (2014).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Personal Jurisdiction over Foreign Companies, 3 INT’L J. PROC. L. 5 (2013).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Conflict-of-Laws Considerations in State Court Human Rights Actions, 3 U.C. IRVINE L. REV. 45 (2013)
  • Patrick J. Borchers, J. McIntyre Machinery, Goodyear, and the Incoherence of the Minimum Contacts Test, 44 CREIGHTON L. REV. 1245 (2011).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Real Risk of Forum Shopping: A Dissent from Shady Grove, 44 CREIGHTON L. REV. 29 (2010). Patrick J. Borchers, Punitive Damages, Forum Shopping, and the Conflict of Laws, 70 LA. L. REV. 529 (2010).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Foreword to the Shady Grove Opinions, 44 CREIGHTON L. REV. 1 (2010).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Conflict of Laws and Boumediene v. Bush, 42 CREIGHTON L. REV. 1 (2008).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Coming Collision: Romer and State Defense of Marriage Acts, 2008 B.Y.U. L. REV. 1635.
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Categorical Exceptions to Party Autonomy in Private International Law, 82 TUL. L. REV. 1645 (2008).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Michael J. Kelly, Erika Moreno, Richard C. Witmer, James S. Wunsch & Arthur Pearlstein, Executive Summary: Report on the Resolution of Outstanding Property Claims Between Cuba & the United States, 41 CREIGHTON L. REV. 207 (2008).
  • Richard C. Witmer, Erika Moreno, Patrick J. Borchers & Michael J. Kelly, A Proposed Property Claims Settlement Mechanism for the United States and Cuba, 2 CUBAN AFF. 1 (Oct. 2007).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Jones v. Flowers: An Essay on a Unified Theory of Procedural Due Process, 40 CREIGHTON L. REV. 343 (2007).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Nebraska Choice of Law: A Synthesis, 39 CREIGHTON L. REV. 1 (2005).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Essential Irrelevance of the Full Faith and Credit Clause to the Same-Sex Marriage Debate, 38 CREIGHTON L. REV. 353 (2005).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Internet Libel: The Consequences of a Non-Rule Approach to Personal Jurisdiction, 98 NW. U. L. REV. 473 (2004). Patrick J. Borchers, Budgets, 35 U. TOL. L. REV. 19 (2003).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Least Dangerous Branch, 117 DAILY REC., May 1, 2003, at 1. Patrick J. Borchers, Testimony of Dean Patrick J. Borchers Regarding LB 841, NEB. LAW., Feb. 2003, at 29.
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Incredible Shrinking Hague Evidence Convention, 38 TEX. INT’L L.J. 73 (2003).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Problem With General Jurisdiction, 2001 U. CHI. LEGAL F. 119.
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Ten Things They Don’t Teach You in Dean School, 31 U. TOL. L. REV. 567 (2000).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Louisiana’s Conflicts Codification: Some Empirical Observations Regarding Decisional Predictability, 60 LA. L. REV. 1061 (2000).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Commentary, Empiricism and Theory in Conflicts Law, 75 IND. L.J. 509 (2000).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Choice of Law in Federal Courts: A Reply, 8 BRANDEIS L.J. 159
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Strange Attack on Administrative Rules, GOV’T L. & POL’Y J., Fall 2000, at 42.
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Amy Longo ‘79: First Woman President of the Nebraska State Bar Association, CREIGHTON LAW. MAG., Spring 2000, at 4.
  • 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)
  • Internationally recognized expert in private international law and arbitration

  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the Order of the Coif and American Law Institute

  • 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)

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Creighton University (2007-2013)
Dean of the Creighton University School of Law (1999-2007)
Professor (1990-99) and Associate Dean (1993-99), Albany Law School
Private law practice (1987-1990)
Clerk for the Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (1986-87), who has served as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court since 1988

  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Emergence of Quasi Rules in U.S. Conflicts Law, in 12 YEARBOOK OF PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW 93 (Andrea Bonomi & Gian Paolo eds., 2010).