University of Pittsburgh

Conflict of Laws

Catalog Number: 5213
3.0 Credits
Lecture
Priority: General Enrollment Course

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.

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