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Spring 2020

Course Description
Legal rights and duties often depend on questions of choice of law, choice of forum, enforcement of foreign judgments, and related matters. Familiarity with appropriate analysis and responses is increasingly relevant to the successful practice of law in an interstate and international setting. This course examines constitutional structures, jurisdictional parameters, choice of law rules, and enforcement of judgment norms applicable in civil cases where operative facts in a case are connected with a state or country other than the one in which suit is brought, including the presence or absence of persons within or outside that state.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-13-2020 - 04-21-2020   MW  9:30 AM-10:50 AM F109

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Method of Evaluation: Open Book Final Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
International & Comparative Law - Basic
Litigation - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
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Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Conflict of Laws, Private International Law, Cases and Materials
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Hay, Borchers, & Freer
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    Edition: 15th, 2017
    ISBN: 9781634593083
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: For the first assignment, please read the following Supreme Court opinion and dissent: Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt, 139 S. Ct. 1485 (2019)

    1. Peter Hay, Patrick J. Borchers, & Richard D. Freer, Conflict of Laws, Private International Law, Cases and Materials (15th ed. 2017).

    2. Supplemental Readings to be posted.

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:
    To be announced

    Additional Information:
    More information will be provided on the first day of class.




Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-5899
Office: G380