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Fall 2020
5323 Conflict of Laws - UNGUREANU- 20133

Professor(s): Razvan Ungureanu (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 
International Law

Time: 8:30a-10:00a  MW  Location:  

Course Outline: Students interested in pursuing careers in litigation may find this course particularly beneficial. As more and more lawsuits involve disputes or transactions connected with more than one state or country, courts are increasingly called upon to decide what substantive law governs. For example, an Italian company enters into a contract with a California company that calls for performance at the Italian company’s facility in Arizona. In a breach of contract action between the two companies, will California law, Arizona law, or Italian law govern? And does (or should) the forum of the lawsuit affect the answer? Other topics of this course include the enforceability of judgments rendered in another state’s or nation’s court, as well as jurisdiction—not just personal jurisdiction over persons, but also the prescriptive jurisdiction of a state or country to regulate conduct that occurs within or outside its territory. Class discussions will provide practice in the application of theory to facts, and in the careful analysis of cases.

Course Syllabus:

Course Notes:   

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:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/16 9am - noon     

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Important (MEE)

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: