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244 sec. 001 - Conflict of Laws (Spring 2019)

Instructor: Andrew Bradt  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3

Meeting:

    MTu 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
    Location: Law 140
    From January 07, 2019
    To April 23, 2019

Course Start: January 07, 2019
Course End: April 23, 2019
Class Number: 31667

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 31
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 06/11 02:48 PM


The subject of Conflict of Laws engages the problem of multi-state litigation--that is litigation in which the parties may hail from or events occur in different states. Such litigation raises special questions, such as: what law is applicable?; where to file suit?; and how to enforce a judgment? As the country and the world grow more interconnected, these problems recur ever more frequently. As a result, this course covers three topics in depth: Choice of Law, Adjudicative Jurisdiction, and Recognition of Judgments. Emphasis is placed on theoretical and practical problems and traditional and modern approaches. While most of the material focuses on conflicts between states of the US, we will also engage with problems of international civil litigation and extraterritorial application of United States law. Ultimately, Conflicts is a challenging course best suited to students who intend to pursue a nationwide civil-litigation practice (indeed, it is essential for such students) or who are intrigued by complicated questions of legal theory, jurisprudence, and federalism.

Exam Notes: (F) In-class final exam
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure

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Books:
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  • Conflict of Laws, Cases, Comments, and Questions
    Herma Kay, David Franklin
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    ISBN: 9781683286530
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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