5323 Conflicts of Law - ZAMORA- 30858
Stephen Zamora (FACULTY)
Course Areas: Procedure and Practice
Time: 2:30p-4:00p MWLocation: 209 BLB
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.
First Day Assignments: FIRST WEEK ASSIGNMENTS – SPRING 2013
This course will cover the rules developed by US and foreign courts to deal with the following subjects: Choice of Law; the Constitution and Confiict of Laws’ Jurisdiction to Adjudicate; Enforcement of Judgments; Conflict of Laws on the International Stage. We will begin by studying choice of law.
All assignments are from the assigned text, Conflict of Laws: Federal, State and International Perspectives (revised 2nd ed., 2002). In addition, I will be distributing a Supplement to augment the material in the casebook.
Concentrate on reading the cases listed below.
Monday, 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
Wednesday, 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: 05/01 2-5pm 240 TU2
This course will have:
Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No