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Course Details

Conflicts
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Type

LEC

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisites

Civ Proc II or familiarity with personal jurisdiction,subject matter jurisdiction & Erie Doctrine gained in another course

Student Year

2L/3L

Description:

Suppose a company in Minnesota contracts with a company in California to do some work on a construction site in New York and the laws of the three states are different on a critical issue of contract law? How would a court decide which state's law would govern? Does it matter in which state the lawsuit is brought? Would the considerations instead be different if the underlying issue was a matter of tort? Or property? These are issues of choice of law, the primary focus of the Conflicts course. The course also considers the circumstances under which an American court is required to enforce, without questioning the merits, a judicial decision from another state or country. This is a vital course not only for prospective litigators but also for transactional lawyers. Lawyers who have not taken this course are unlikely even to be able to spot the critical issues.

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Sections

Spring 2015: Conflicts

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Type

LEC

Credits

3

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

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Spring 2014: Conflicts

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  • Professor Sharon Paulsen

Type

LEC

Credits

3

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

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Fall 2012: Conflicts

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Type

LEC

Credits

3

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

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