Spring 2014
    Law No.: LAW7014
    Sched. No.: 114219176

Conflict Of Laws
Section 1
Collins, Michael G.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MTR, 1300-1400 (WB126)
Capacity:85 **This information is current as of 04/17/2014 06:14:37 AM**
Current Enrollment:77 **This information is current as of 04/17/2014 06:14:37 AM**
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Course Description:

You study the law of contracts, torts, and property but—in our multi-state federal system—how do you know whose law a court will ultimately apply to a particular transaction? Should the forum in which suit has been filed have the unfettered ability to apply its own law, assuming jurisdiction is good? Even when it is possible for parties to agree in advance on the applicable law, can you be sure of the enforceability of that agreement? And how do you know whether any particular judgment will be enforceable outside the forum that rendered it? Conflict of Laws deals with questions such as these and others that arise when a transaction or relationship is connected to more than one jurisdiction. This course will examine the rules and principles that govern the resolution of multi-jurisdictional conflict of laws in the U.S. We will consider different theoretical approaches to choice of law as well as possible constitutional limits on choice of law. The course will also devote considerable time to the interstate recognition and enforcement of judgments and federalism issues arising from cross-jurisdictional enforcement of laws and judgments.