Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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This Note examines the conflicts that may arise between the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure utilized by American federal courts and procedures under the Service Convention. In addition, this Note compares the logic and policy of the differing approaches utilized by federal courts to resolve such conflicts. Finally, it concludes that the approach which best resolves the legal and practical problems of such conflicts is one which holds that the Service Convention supercedes certain rules of civil procedure when the two conflict.