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: I have curated a custom edition of Kay, Kramer, Roosevelt & Franklin, Conflict of Laws: Cases, Comments, Questions (West, 10th ed. 2018). The publisher has granted permission to share this pdf on our Canvas website, at the cost of $48.55 per student. You are expected to pay this fee once you are sure you will stay in the class or as soon as the Add/Drop period has ended. (Please go to the Copy Center – YT07 – to make payment. Check or money order only.) In the alternative, you should feel free to purchase a used copy of the entire casebook (make sure it is the 10th edition – ISBN: 978-1-68328-653-0). But if it costs more than $48.55, it’s not worth it.
- Supplement: Robbins, Conflict of Laws - 2022 Supplement [You may purchase the Supplement in hardcopy in the Copy Center (Room YT07) or access the pdf version for free on our Canvas website.]
First Class Readings
Assignment for first class: Casebook: 3-10
Assignment for second class: Casebook: 10-23
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