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Spring 2022

Course Description
Persons, commerce, assets, and information have long moved across borders. But they now do so at a pace and scale unrivalled in human history. At the same time law and courts remain largely grounded in discrete states, each with its own territory and its own citizens. This greatly increases the likelihood that a lawyer assisting clients with either planning, negotiation, or dispute resolution will need to take into account the fact that modern communications have significantly increased the number of situations in which legal rights and duties depend on questions such as whose law applies to a transaction or occurrence, where the client may sue or be sued, and what effect a judgment may have beyond the forum state. Familiarity with this material is increasingly relevant to the successful practice of law in the interstate setting within the United States as well as the international setting that includes the United States. Conflict of laws is thus both a domestic and international subject. The course examines both aspects: the choice of law rules applicable in civil cases where at least one of the operative facts in the case is connected with a state or country other than the forum, as well as the jurisdiction of courts over persons and property within and outside the forum, the treatment of intangible persons (corporations) and assets (equity and debt), the effect of contractual choice of forum and choice of law clauses and related consumer protection rules, questions of forum non conveniens, enforcement of judgments of sister states and foreign countries, and attempts to deal with these issues by statute and treaty.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-18-2022 - 04-25-2022   TR  9:30 AM-10:45 AM TBD

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Method of Evaluation: 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
The Business of Innovation, Law and Technology: BILT (Concentration)   More information
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-2293
Office: G464