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RE: jurisdiction language

I don't believe that the Commonwealth of Virginia would agree to that
phrase.  We have a standard clause saying we will not agree to be bound by
any arbitration or the decision of any arbitration board, commissions,
panel or other entity.  We also say very clearly that we will not agree to
any law of any state other than Virginia.

(sounds unfriendly, but there it is).

Interestingly, we've never had a problem with either of those clauses,
especially once we make it clear that we would have to take any exceptions
to the Commonwealth Attorney General and we could expect serious delays if
we did that.


Katherine A. Perry
VIVA Director
703/993-4662 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
[mailto:owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu]On Behalf Of James J.
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 3:49 PM
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Subject: jurisdiction language

Would the following language be acceptable to US state universities in
lieu of a statement about governing law?  In other words, there would be
no statement about jurisdiction except this.

Jim O'Donnell
Georgetown University

"In the event any dispute or controversy arising out of or relating to
this Agreement, the parties agree to exercise their best efforts to
resolve the dispute as soon as possible. In the event that the parties can
not by exercise of their best efforts resolve the dispute, they shall
submit the dispute to a mutually acceptable arbitrator they have chosen."