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2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW 410 - Conflict of Laws


Spring (2-3) Michael Green

How the courts of a state address the fact that other states and nations, with their own laws, exist. The primary focus is choice of law–which state’s or nation’s law should apply to a case with multi-jurisdictional elements. Also covered will be the constitutional restrictions on choice of law and state court recognition of sister state judgments. Other possible topics are: the extraterritorial application of federal (including constitutional) law, state and federal court recognition of the judgments of foreign nations, and conflicts between federal and state law, including the Erie doctrine.