Conflict of Laws (3100)

An investigation of the special problems arising out of legal disputes that implicate the interests of more than one jurisdiction, including the states, the federal government and foreign countries. The course gives significant attention to choice of law rules in disputes with multistate (and multinational) dimensions, to the interplay between federal and state law in choice of law (including a discussion of the seminal holding in Erie v. Tompkins and Erie's progeny) and to the contours of juridical power in multistate (and multinational) contexts, including the exercise of personal jurisdiction and enforcement of the judgments and decrees of other jurisdictions.

Course Details

  • Credits: 3