5323 Conflicts of Law - ZAMORA- 18776
Stephen Zamora (FACULTY)
Course Areas: Procedure and Practice
Time: 2:30p-4:00p TThLocation: TUII-215
Course Outline: This course covers important subjects that a lawyer will confront in many types of domestic and international law practice. The course will deal with the rules applicable under domestic and international law governing the following subjects: choice of applicable law; jurisdiction to adjudicate (judicial jurisdiction); prescriptive jurisdiction (jurisdiction to legislate); enforcement of foreign judgments; and related topics. The course will deal with both domestic conflicts (state-to-state, state-federal), as well as international conflicts, and will deal with principles established according to case law, statutory law, constitutional law, and international law. While concentrating on case law and litigation, the course is useful for those who intend to pursue a career in litigation, as well as those who wish to pursue a sophisticated international business law practice. The grade in the course will be determined by performance on a final exam, primarily involving essay questions in a traditional law school format.
Course Syllabus: Syllabus
Prerequisites: Yes First-year Procedure course, or its equivalent. Foreign LLM students who have taken Intro to American Law will satisfy this prerequisite.
First Day Assignments: Conflict of Laws – Prof. Zamora – Spring 2014 –
Reading assignments for the week of January 13
All assignments in regular font are from the assigned text, Conflict of Laws: Federal, State and International Perspectives (revised 2nd ed., 2002).
At the end of each section of cases, the casebook lists questions and comments. You should read the questions and comments related to the cases we discuss in class.
PLEASE DO A CLOSE READING OF EACH CASE
Tuesday, Jan. 14
Survey of Black Letter Rules – Torts
Pp. 1 – 13,
Alabama Great Southern
Horn v. North British Railway
focus on questions 1, 2, 3, 4
Thursday, Jan. 16
Black Letter Rules (cont.) – Contracts and Property
Pp. 14 – 34
Estate of Barrie
[skip White v. Tennant]
Estate of Evan Jones
Final Exam Schedule: 05/02 2-5pm
This course will have:
Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement: No