Conflict of Laws

3.00 crs.

This course deals with the law relating to transactions with elements in more than one state. Emphasis is placed upon the problems of choice of laws to be applied in a given situation where the laws of the states involved differ. This problem is examined with respect to actions in tort, worker’s compensation, contract, family law, and decedents’ estates. Consideration is given to constitutional issues, the theoretical basis for the choice of laws, and questions relating to the jurisdiction of courts and the enforcement of foreign judgments.