International Shoe keeps walking

Yes. that’s a bus perched on the roof of the former International Shoe factory

Every 1L is familiar with International Shoe Co. v. Washington, 326 U.S. 310 (1945), the Supreme Court opinion which established the minimum contacts necessary for a court to exert personal jurisdiction over a party. The company was renamed Interco Inc. in 1966 and by 1994 no longer made shoes. But the spirit of International Shoe lives on as the former factory building is now the St. Louis City Museum and what a museum (view the brochure for some great pictures). If you ever get to visit St. Louis pay homage to one of our judicial system’s most significant legal decisions.

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