LAW-2950 Conflict of Laws: Theory

Hon. Isaac Borenstein (Ret.), Prof. Joseph W. Glannon,

3 credits day; 3 credits evening.


The term "conflict of laws" refers to the interesting problems courts face when a dispute has connections to two or more states or countries, so that a court hearing the dispute must determine which body of substantive law to apply to the case. The course will introduce students to basic problems in conflict of laws, including traditional choice of law theory, modern approaches to choice of law, party autonomy in choosing the applicable law, state/federal choice of law problems and full faith and credit to judgments. There will be one paper mid-semester, and a two-hour final exam in the course. The basic course requirements will not satisfy the writing requirement, but a student may complete an additional assignment to do so.

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Civil Litigation Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets International Law Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Advanced Legal Writing Standard

pointer    Final Exam Required

<<Course Updated: March 15, 2016>>