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Conflict of Laws: Choice of Law (Private International Law)
Professor Carlos Vazquez
J.D. Course 084 | 3 credit hours
Increasingly, lawyers find themselves planning transactions or litigating cases involving persons or events connected with more than one state or nation. This course examines the principal approaches relied on by U.S. courts to determine what law to apply when some or all of the operative facts underlying a claim or defense arise in another state or nation. The course also considers the criteria used by U.S. courts in recognizing and enforcing the judgments the courts of other states or nations.
Prerequisite: Civil Procedure (or Legal Process and Society).