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244 sec. 1 - Conflict of Laws (Fall 2012)

Instructor: Herma Hill Kay  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: Tu 10:00-12:40
Meeting Location: 107

Course Start: August 28, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49589


This course covers choice of law, jurisdiction, and recognition of judgments. It deals with cases that have connections with more than one jurisdiction, hence raising the problems of where to file suit; which law is applicable; and whether and how to enforce the judgment elsewhere. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical and practical problems of choice of law, and all the modern U.S. approaches are covered. Students who have taken similar courses can also receive credit for this course. Although most of the material focuses on conflicts between states of the United States, there is some coverage of the application of U.S. law in other countries. There is also a brief look at issues raised by the availability of cyberspace to transcend geographical boundaries. There will be an open book in-class final examination.

Exam Notes: F
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure

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  • Conflict of Laws: Cases-Comments-Questions
    Currie, Kay, Kramer, Roosevelt
    Edition: 8th, 2010
    Publisher: West
    ISBN: 9780314195814
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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