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244 sec. 001 - Conflict of Laws (Spring 2023)
Instructor: Andrew Bradt (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
WTh 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
Location: Law 100
From January 11, 2023
To April 20, 2023
Course End: April 20, 2023
Class Number: 32595
Enroll Limit: 75
As of: 08/24 11:03 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 complex questions, such as: what courts have jurisdiction over the dispute; what law is applicable?; and how to enforce a judgment, as either a successful plaintiff or defendant? 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.
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