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Conflict of Laws

Course Abbreviation: 
SKILS 958
Credits: 
3
Credit Only: N Anon Gr: Y

How do we resolve problems when the substantive law or procedural rules of states or nations conflict? For example, if Hawaii enacts a statute permitting same-sex marriages, must other states recognize such a marriage? If an American-owned factory explodes in India, may the injured pursue claims under American tort law? The course will provide a review of jurisdictional concepts introduced earlier in first-year courses, introduce choice of law issues for multistate or multinational transactions or events, and examine the influence of the U.S. Constitution on the reach of a state's judicial decisions or legislation outside the state.

Prerequisites: 
None
Faculty: