Conflict of Laws

Course Catalog Number: 
5213
Course Credits: 
3
Course Type: 
Lecture
Course Priority: 
General Enrollment Course
Standard Courses

Disputes between parties from different states or countries and disputes having contacts with multiple jurisdictions raise a host of challenging legal questions, including: (1) which jurisdiction’s law will govern the dispute; (2) whether and in what circumstances a judgment rendered in one state or country will be recognized and enforced in other jurisdictions; and (3) how courts should make these determinations. State laws, the federal Constitution, and international and foreign law all play a role in deciding these issues, which can have a profound impact on the ultimate resolution of the controversy.