Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAW 715 Conflict of Laws



Course Description

This course deals with the legal ramifications of disputes involving connections with two or more states. When such disputes reach the courts, what law should be applied and how should the determination be made? The course explores choice of law questions and the various methods and theories courts and scholars have proposed and adopted to answer them. The contrasting points of view regarding choice of law are analyzed in terms of which policies best promote the goals of individual states, as well as harmony and efficiency in the federal system. This course may also deal, briefly, with constitutional questions concerning choice of law, judicial jurisdiction, and recognition of judgments.