820 Conflict of Laws - §001, Spring 2009

Categories: Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution International and Comparative Law

Instructor(s) Saltzman, David

This course covers issues of choice of law, jurisdiction and recognition of foreign judgments. About three weeks of the course focus specifically on international and foreign law examples. Students will learn the European national approaches to the choice of law problem, focusing on the Swiss statute, as well as the U.S. approach to cases involving foreign choices of law, and to the recognition of foreign country judgments. Students also review several of the recognition of judgments treaties, including a session on recognition of foreign country divorces and child custody orders and of U.S. orders abroad in these areas. Also covered are the bases for jurisdiction over events that happen outside national boundaries (such as where events abroad have effects in the prescribing jurisdiction). Satisfies Jurisdiction of Courts Requirement.

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