May & June access restricted

The University of Pittsburgh Law Building is currently undergoing major renovations. Access to the building and law library is restricted until July. Please email plas@pitt.edu or call (412) 648-1490 if you need assistance.

LAW 5213: Conflict of Laws - 2221

Conflict of Laws
Class Term:
Fall Term 2021-2022
Catalog Number:
5213
Professor(s): Type:
Lecture
Credits:
3 (3 Contact, 0 Field)
Priority:
General Enrollment Course
Full Year Course:
No
Category:
Standard Courses

Grading Details

The final grade will be based on a 48-hour take-home examination, which may be taken any time during the exam period.

Description

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.

Conflicts of Law