Patrick Borchers, JD
Patrick Borchers, JD

Patrick Borchers, JD

Professor
Endowed Professorship, Lillis Family Professorship in Law
School of Law

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Law

Position

  • Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Procedure I and II
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Federal Courts
  • International Arbitration

Biography

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.

 
Patrick Borchers on claims of property of Cuba

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Peter Hay, Patrick J. Borchers & Symeon C. Symeonides, Christopher A. Whytock, Conflict of Laws (6th ed. 2018).
  • Peter Hay, Patrick J. Borchers & Richard D. Freer, Conflict of Laws: Private International Law Cases and Materials (15th ed. 2017).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Conflicts in a Nutshell (4th ed. 2016).
  • 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 & Supp. 2016).
  • Peter Hay, Patrick J. Borchers & Symeon C. Symeonides, Conflict of Laws (5th ed. 2010).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Choice-of-Law Revolution: An Empirical Study, in 1 Economics of Conflict of Laws 84 (Erin A. O'Hara ed., 2007).
  • David D. Siegel & Patrick J. Borchers, Conflicts in a Nutshell (3d ed. 2005).
  • Peter Hay, Russell J. Weintraub & Patrick J. Borchers, Conflict of Laws: Cases and Materials (12th ed. 2004 & Supp.) (also Teacher's Manual).
  • Eugene F. Scoles, Peter Hay, Patrick J. Borchers & Symeon C. Symeonides, Conflict of Laws (4th ed. 2004).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Interstate Recognition of Non-Traditional Marriages, in Marriage and Same-Sex Unions: A Debate 331 (Lynn D. Wardle, Mark Strasser, William C. Duncan & David Orgon Coolidge eds., 2003).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Jurisdiction to Adjudicate Revisited, in Law and Justice in a Multistate World: Essays in Honor of Arthur Von Mehren 3 (Symeon C. Symeonides & James A. R. Nafziger eds., 2002).
     
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Introduction to Administrative Law, in Manual for Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers 1 (2002).
     
  • Patrick J. Borchers, A Look Forward, a Look Back: Juenger's First Major Conflicts Article, in International Conflict of Laws for the Third Millennium: Essays in Honor of Friedrich K. Juenger 3 (Patrick J. Borchers & Joachim Zekoll eds., 2001).
  • Eugene F. Scoles, Peter Hay, Patrick J. Borchers & Symeon C. Symeonides, Conflict of Laws (3d ed. 2000 & Supp. 2001-2002).
  • Peter Hay, Russell J. Weintraub, Patrick J. Borchers, Conflict of Laws: Cases and Materials (11th ed. 2000 & Supp. 2001).
     
  • Peter Hay, Russell J. Weintraub, & Patrick J. Borchers, Conflict of Laws: Cases and Materials (10th ed. Supp. 1999).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, David L. Markell, New York State Administrative Procedure and Practice (2d ed. 1998 & Supp. 1999-2001).
  • Patrick J. Borchers & David L. Markell, New York State Administrative Procedure and Practice (2d ed. 1998 & Supp. 1999-2001).
  • Peter Hay, Russell J. Weintraub, & Patrick J. Borchers, Conflict of Laws: Cases and Materials (10th ed. Supp. 1998).
  • Patrick J. Borchers & David L. Markell, Administrative Law, in General Practice in New York 468 (Robert L. Ostertag & James D. Benson eds., 1998).
  • Peter Hay, Russell J. Weintraub, & Patrick J. Borchers, Conflict of Laws: Cases and Materials (10th ed. Supp. 1997).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Triumph of Substance Over Rules of Choice in International Commercial Transactions: From the Lex Mercatoria to Modern Standards, in Introduction to Transnational Legal Transactions 139 (Marylin J. Raisch & Robert I. Shaffer eds., 1995).
  • Eugene F. Scoles, Peter Hay & Patrick J. Borchers, Conflict of Laws (2d ed. Supp. 1995).
  • Patrick J. Borchers & David L. Markell, New York State Administrative Procedure and Practice (1995).

Articles

  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Muddy-Booted, Disingenuous Revolution in Personal Jurisdiction, 70 Fla. L. Rev. F. 21 (2018).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Extending Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(k)(2): A Way to (Partially) Clean Up the Personal Jurisdiction Mess, 67 Am. U. L. Rev. 431 (2017).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, How “International” Should a Third Conflicts Restatement Be in Tort and Contract?, 27 Duke J. INT’L & COMP. L. 461 (2017).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, An Essay on Predictability in Choice-of-Law Doctrine and Implications for a Third Conflicts Restatement, 49 Creighton L. Rev. 495 (2016).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Is the Supreme Court Really Going to Regulate Choice of Law Involving States?, 50 Creighton L. Rev. 7 (2016).
  • Patrick Borchers, Property Rights in Cuba, Creighton U. Mag., Spring 2015, at 55.
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Nebraska and the National Popular Vote Compact, Lincoln J. Star, Jan. 27, 2015, at A5.
  • 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, Conflict-of-Laws Considerations in State Court Human Rights Actions, 3 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 45 (2013).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Personal Jurisdiction over Foreign Companies, 3 Int'l J. Proc. L. 5 (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, 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).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Categorical Exceptions to Party Autonomy in Private International Law, 82 Tul. L. Rev. 1645 (2008).
  • Richard C. Witmer, Erika Moreno, Patrick J. Borchers & Michael J. Kelly, A Proposed Property Claims Settlement Mechanism for the United States and Cuba, Cuban Aff., Oct. 2007, at 1.
  • 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, 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, Nebraska Choice of Law: A Synthesis, 39 Creighton L. Rev. 1 (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, The Incredible Shrinking Hague Evidence Convention, 38 Tex. Int'l L.J. 73 (2003).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Budgets, 35 U. Tol. L. Rev. 19 (2003).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Testimony of Dean Patrick J. Borchers Regarding LB 841, Neb. Law., Feb. 2003, at 29.
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Tort and Contract Jurisdiction via the Internet: The “Minimum Contacts” Test and the Brussels Regulation Compared, 50 Neth. Int'l L. REV. 401 (2003).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Problem with General Jurisdiction, 2001 U. Chi. Legal F. 119.
  • 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, 38 Brandeis L.J. 159 (2000).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Ten Things They Don't Teach You in Dean School, 31 U. Tol. L. Rev. 567 (2000).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Amy Longo '79: First Woman President of the State Bar Association, Creighton Law. Mag., Spring 2000, at 4.
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Strange Attack on Administrative Rules, Gov't L. & Pol'y J., Fall 2000, at 42.
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Conflict of Laws, 49 Syracuse L. Rev. 333 (1999).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Judgments Conventions and Minimum Contacts, 61 Alb. L. Rev. 1161 (1998).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, A Few Little Issues for the Hague Judgments Negotiations, 24 Brook. J. Int’l L. 157 (1998).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Baker v. General Motors: Implications for Interjurisdictional Recognition of Non-Traditional Marriages, 32 Creighton L. Rev. 147 (1998).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Choice of Law Relative to Security Interests and Other Liens in International Bankruptcies, 46 Am. J. Comp. L. Supp. 165 (1998) (United States Report for the XV Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Courts and the Second Conflicts Restatement: Some Observations and an Empirical Note, 56 Md. L. Rev. 1232 (1997).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Back to the Past: Anti-Pragmatism in American Conflicts Law, 48 Mercer L. Rev. 721 (1997).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, International Criminal Tribunals: A Jurisprudential Thought, 60 Alb. L. Rev. 653 (1997).
  • Patrick J. Borchers et al., Conference on Jurisdiction, Justice, and Choice of Law for the Twenty-First Century, 29 New Eng. L. Rev. 517 (1995) (panelist).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Internationalization of Contractual Conflicts Law, 28 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 421 (1995).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Pennoyer’s Limited Legacy: A Reply to Professor Oakley, 29 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 115 (1995).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Jurisdictional Pragmatism: International Shoe’s Half-Buried Legacy, 28 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 561 (1995).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Return of Territorialism to New York’s Conflicts Law: Padula v. Lilarn Properties Corp., 58 Alb. L. Rev. 775 (1995).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Choice of Law in the American Courts in 1992: Observations and Reflections, 42 Am. J. Comp. L. 125 (1994).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Conflicts Pragmatism, 56 Alb. L. Rev. 883 (1993), reprinted in part in A Conflict-of-Laws Anthology 148 (Gene R. Shreve ed., 1997).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, New York Choice of Law: Weaving the Tangled Strands, 57 Alb. L. Rev. 93 (1993).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Origins of Diversity Jurisdiction, the Rise of Legal Positivism, and a Brave New World for Erie and Klaxon, 72 Tex. L. Rev. 79 (1993), reprinted in part in A Civil Procedure Anthology 220 (David I. Levine, Donald L. Doernberg & Melissa L. Nelkin eds., 1998).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Comparing Personal Jurisdiction in the United States and the European Community: Lessons for American Reform, 40 Am. J. Comp. L. 121 (1992).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Choice-of-Law Revolution: An Empirical Study, 49 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 357 (1992), reprinted in 1 Economics of Conflict of Laws 84 (Erin A. O'Hara ed., 2007).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Forum Selection Agreements in the Federal Courts After Carnival Cruise: A Proposal for Congressional Reform, 67 Wash. L. Rev. 55 (1992).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Making Findings of Fact and Preparing a Decision in New York Administrative Adjudication, 11 J. Nat'l Ass'n Admin. L. Judges 85 (1991).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, MBE Preference Programs in Public Contracts: Richmond v. Croson Revisited, Construction Bus. Rev., Mar./Apr. 1991, at 21.
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Death of the Constitutional Law of Personal Jurisdiction: From Pennoyer to Burnham and Back Again, 24 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 19 (1990), reprinted in part in Civil Procedure Anthology 69 (David I. Levine, Donald L. Doernberg & Melissa L. Nelkin eds., 1998).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, California Local Initiatives and Referenda: An Argument for Keeping the Progressive Flame Burning, 21 Pac. L.J. 119 (1989).
  • Patrick J. Borchers & Paul F. Dauer, Taming the New Breed of Nuclear Free Zone Ordinances: Statutory and Constitutional Infirmities in Local Procurement Ordinances Blacklisting the Producers of Nuclear Weapons Components, 40 Hastings L.J. 87 (1988), reprinted in 25 Y.B. Procurement Articles 771 (1988).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Region VII: California, Pub. Cont. Newsl. (Amer. Bar Ass’n Section of Pub. Contract Law), Fall 1988, at 10.

Publications

  • Patrick Borchers, History and Theory of Administrative Law, in Administrative Law Seminar (Neb. Continuing Legal Educ. ed., 2016).
  • Patrick Borchers, Video file: Conflict of Laws, in The New European Choice-of-Law Revolution: Lessons for the United States?, held by the Center for International & Comparative Law at Duke Law School ( Sept. 2, 2008).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Losing the Battle, Winning the War: Juenger's Critique of Interest Analysis lix, in Friedrich K. Juenger, Choice of Law and Multistate Justice (Special ed. 2005).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Video File: Losing the Battle, Winning the War: Juenger's Critique of Interest Analysis, in Juenger Colloquium (U.C. Davis School of Law 2004).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Croson: Five Years Later, in Mayor's Office Program Materials (N.Y.C. Mayor’s Office of Contracts ed., 1993).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Croson in 1992: New Cases, New Issues, in Making Minority and Women Business Programs Work in Government Contracts (Am. Bar Ass’n Section of Pub. Contract Law ed., 1992).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Croson in 1991: Preference Programs Make a Comeback, in Making Minority and Women Business Programs Work in Government Contracts (Am. Bar Ass’n Section of Pub. Contract Law ed., 1991).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Croson: A Look Forward, A Look Back, in Minority and Women Business Programs Revisited: Public Contracting in the 1990's (Am. Bar Ass’n Section of Pub. Contract Law ed., 1990).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Stanley Eisenhamer, Michael E. Kennedy, New Developments in Case Law, in Public Contracts and Minority Business Programs: New Limits and Practical Guidelines after City of Richmond Richmond v. J.A. Croson (Am. Bar Ass’n Section of Pub. Contract Law ed., 1989).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, The Least Dangerous Branch, 117 Daily Rec., May 1, 2003, at 1.

Editing and Reviews

  • International Conflict of Laws for the Third Millennium: Essays in Honor of Friedrich K. Junger (Patrick J. Borchers & Joachim Zekoll eds., 2001).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Book Review, 90 Am. J. Int'l L. 547 (1996) (reviewing William W. Park, International Forum Selection (1995)).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Middle Ground?, 24 Const. Comment. 265 (2007), (reviewing Andrew Koppelman, Same Sex, Different States: When Same-Sex Marriages Cross State Lines (2006)).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Theory and Practice of Adjudicatory Authority in Private International Law: A Comparative Study of the Doctrine, Policies and Practices of Common- and Civil-Law Systems by Arthur T. Von Mehren, 38 Creighton L. Rev. 995 (2005) (book review).
  • Patrick J. Borchers, Professor Brilmayer and the Holy Grail, 1991 Wis. L. Rev. 465 (reviewing Lea Brilmayer, Conflict of Laws: Foundations and Future Directions).

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Conflict of Laws (Private International Law)

Current Research Projects

  • Hay, Borchers & Symeonides, Conflict of Laws (treatise); Hay, Weintraub & Borchers (casebook); various law review articles in progress.

Awards and Honors

  • Elected to the Order of the Coif and American Law Institute, Phi Beta Kappa, 2016
  • Elected, Order of the Coif, 2016
  • Elected, American Law Institute, 2016
  • Winner, ABA Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy’s Award for Scholarship, 1995
  • Managing Editor, U.C. Davis Law Review , 1985