Conflict of Laws *Meets Some Saturdays* (LAW-621-001)
Saturday Meetings: This class will also meet on the following Saturdays, from noon - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 13; Saturday, February 10; Saturday, March 24; and Saturday, April 7. Attendance at all Saturday sessions is mandatory.
This class examines situations where the statutes, cases and interests of multiple jurisdictions come together in one single judicial forum and create a conflict. This course will explore three major areas where these conflicts arise. First, the course will address choice of law and the rules courts use to determine which jurisdiction’s laws apply to a given issue (i.e., cases where the laws of two or more jurisdictions are involved but the application of a different law could lead to a different result). Second, the course considers when courts have jurisdiction to hear a case, when courts can decline jurisdiction, when courts must take jurisdiction and other due process considerations. Finally, the course explores the enforcement of judgments and how and when “foreign” judgments will be recognized in the United States and what effect a U.S. judgement may have abroad.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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REQUIRED MATERIAL: Herma H. Kay, Larry Kramer & Kermit Roosevelt, Conflict of Laws, Cases, Comments, Questions (9th ed. 2013) [hereinafter Casebook or CB]. The ISBN number is: 978–0–314–28144–9. Supplementary materials may be distributed during the course.
First Class Readings
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