Conflict of Laws (LAW-621-001)
The Course Syllabus appears at the front of the Supplement (see below). Please bring it with you to the first class.
Maximum of five absences allowed.
Overview: Considers the rules applicable in private law where at least one of the operative facts in the case is connected with some state or country other than the one in which the suit is brought. The areas examined include: torts, contracts, property, commercial law, administration of estates, and family law. The course also considers the recognition and enforcement of judgments of sister states and foreign countries. Generally, we will look at some fascinating intellectual puzzles that state and federal courts confront on a daily basis.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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There are two books required for this course:
Casebook: Herma Hill Kay, Larry Kramer, Kermit Roosevelt & Franklin, Conflict of Laws: Cases, Comments, Questions (West, 10th ed. 2018) (will be available via the campus bookstore website, but you should feel free to purchase it elsewhere: ISBN: 978-1-68328-653-0).
Supplement: Robbins, Conflict of Laws - 2019 Supplement [You may purchase the Supplement in hardcopy in Room YT07 or access the pdf version for free on our MyWCL web site. The Supplement will be available as a free download on our MyWCL web site -- under Course Materials -- the week before classes begin.]
First Class Readings
Assignment for first class: Casebook: 3-10
Assignment for second class: Casebook: 10-23
Among other things, the Supplement contains the Syllabus and Assignments for the semester. Please be sure to bring it with you to the first class.
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