Conflict of LawsClass Term:
Fall Term 2017-2018Catalog Number:
3 (3 Contact, 0 Field)Priority:
General Enrollment CourseFull Year Course:
The final grade in the course will be based on a take-home midterm exam, which will be weighted 30%, and a 48-hour take-home final exam, which will be weighted 70%.
Disputes between parties from different states or countries and disputes having contacts with multiple jurisdictions raise a host of challenging legal questions, including: (1) which jurisdiction’s law will govern the dispute; (2) whether and in what circumstances a judgment rendered in one state or country will be recognized and enforced in other jurisdictions; and (3) how courts should make these determinations. State laws, the federal Constitution, and international and foreign law all play a role in deciding these issues, which can have a profound impact on the ultimate resolution of the controversy.