706 - Conflict of Laws
Professor: Sanford N. Caust-Ellenbogen
Semester: 2009 Winter
Second Writing? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Courts are often required to adjudicate cases that involve multi-state elements. For example, a contract may be made between an entity from New York and one from California to be performed in Ohio. A tort might occur involving citizens from different states, possibly in a third state. The course in conflict of laws explores how courts handle such cases in a variety of contexts. Topics include choice of law (which state’s laws are to be applied to an issue in a case); constitutional constraints on choice of law; and recognition of judgments rendered in other states. Although the course will focus on inter-state conflicts, it will also include some consideration of conflicts in the international setting, particularly the applicability of United States law to cases involving international elements.
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